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Gregory K. Parks shuffles through papers as evidence is presented to the jury during his trial for the killing of 20-year-old Isabel “Chaveli” Palacios on Oct. 26, 2017. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)

Court upholds Gregory Parks’ 2017 murder conviction

Gregory Parks, who was convicted in the kidnapping and killing of a 20-year-old Bailey woman, received a fair trial, one without legal errors, the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. A …

2 charged in killing after missing woman's body found in shallow grave

NASHVILLE  (AP) — Nash County's sheriff says a man and a woman have been charged after the body of a missing woman was found in a shallow grave. News sources report Nash County Sheriff …

Renovations start at health department

Patients will notice a few changes at the Wilson County Health Department as the agency undergoes renovations to its main lobby and front area. The building’s main entrance is closed as crews …
N.C. Rural Center Director of Advocacy John Coggin spoke Wednesday during a policy luncheon at N.C. Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount. Access to broadband, affordable healthcare and resources for small businesses in rural North Carolina was the crux of the event. Brie Handgraaf | Times

Leaders discuss needs in rural communities

ROCKY MOUNT — Government employees and leaders of community improvement associations from throughout the region gathered Wednesday to hear about legislative efforts to improve broadband, health …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Heat returns with Sunday reaching mid-90s

After a brief respite from the heat Tuesday and Wednesday, 90-degree temperatures will come roaring back with a vengeance later this week, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's installment of The …

Ham & Yam Festival to celebrate 35 years

SMITHFIELD — Saturday’s 35th annual Ham & Yam Festival stands out among other community festivals because of its food. “When some of our food vendors started talking about the ham and …

Selma oil tanker crash under investigation

Selma museum seeks a new home

Livestock show, sale honors young and old

Corinth Holders High to see $5.8M expansion

Kenly native to present dental research

Workers’ memorial honors Middlesex’s Bachmann

Workers, labor and faith leaders and family members gathered Friday morning on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in Raleigh for an annual interfaith Workers’ Memorial Day service to ring a bell …

School board passes $147M budget

Bailey police hold first open house

Bailey’s Bland named top teacher

A historical perspective on abortion

In today’s heated political climate, abortion stirs immediate strong emotions. For many journalists, it is the “elephant in the room” some seek to avoid. My purpose is not to stake out a pro …

High-schoolers catch up on credits at Evening Academy

Wilson County Schools has started an Evening Academy at its three high schools as an effort to help students get ahead on coursework. The courses are given from 3-6 p.m. after the conclusion of …

College Sports
ACC Barnstorming Tour gives fans, players a night to remember

PRINCETON — A crowd of more than 1,500 eager spectators packed into Deacon Jones Gymnasium at Princeton High on Monday to see some of the best senior basketball players from Johnston County …

Jaguars looking to build a foundation

Community sports
Area Calendar May 1-6

Wednesday, May 1 Varsity Girls Soccer North Johnston at Farmville Central, 6 p.m. Smithfield-Selma vs Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. West Johnston vs South Johnston, 6:30 p.m. Clayton vs East …

Tracking down turkeys

Public key in limiting Chronic Wasting Disease

Area Calendar April 10-16

A Windy City oasis

Why I Teach: ‘Always strive to try again’
Elm City Middle School teacher Leigh Anne Orr is featured in today’s Why I Teach. Current Position: Eighth-grade math 1 and … Read More
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