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Gregory Parks testifies from the witness stand on Nov. 9, 2017, during his first-degree murder trial in the disappearance and presumed killing of 20-year-old Isabel “Chaveli” Palacios. Parks was convicted and is now serving a life sentence.

Parks charged in girl’s 1984 murder: Wilson man serving life sentence for 2015 killing

Charges were filed Wednesday against convicted killer and rapist Gregory Parks in connection to the 1984 stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl. The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office obtained arrest …
Ferguson

Ferguson, Johnson seek city council seat

Davonta Ferguson is challenging incumbent James Johnson III for the Wilson City Council’s District 4 seat. Both candidates provided responses to The Wilson Times’ candidate survey. The Times …
Manuel Cardoza, a worker at the Silver Lake Growers Cotton Gin outside Elm City, works to move cotton that had fallen off a truck Wednesday.

Cotton prices worry farmers: China trade dispute depresses demand

Wilson County farmers have the potential to have larger than usual cotton yields in their fields. But a 25% drop in cotton prices means they will struggle to break even. “Yields are above …
Thirty new parking spaces are available in downtown Wilson in a new lot off Douglas Street behind the Imagination Station.

New downtown Wilson parking lot opens

After months of construction, crews have opened a new downtown Wilson parking lot near the Imagination Station Science & History Museum. The lot between Barnes and Nash streets with an …
Coleman

Wilson man faces indecent liberties charge

Authorities say a Wilson man is accused of taking indecent liberties with a child following a police investigation. In August, a third party notified police of a possible sexual relationship …
WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Stormy Tuesday, then a pleasant and mild midweek

A rapidly approaching cold front will bring showers and a risk of strong thunderstorms Tuesday followed by pleasant, sunny days Wednesday and Thursday, Al Thomas explains in this week's installment …

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Kenly seeks permission to clean canals, curb flooding

KENLY — Town officials say they’re willing to clean canals and ditches on homeowners’ property to reduce residential flooding. But first, Kenly needs residents to sign on the dotted line by …

Neuse Charter School director steps down

Police seek suspect in Thursday killing

Driver wanted in deadly crash

Man faces murder charge in fatal shooting

K-9 Diesel retires from Smithfield police

THE ENTERPRISE
Police: Teen stole BMW from mechanic’s lot

SPRING HOPE — A 16-year-old boy has been charged with stealing a car from Denton’s Garage early Thursday. A caller notified the Spring Hope Police Department of suspicious activity at the …

Pumpkin shatters size record

Communities fight hunger with mini-food pantries

Dinner planned to salute first responders

Spring Hope seeks repairs to reopen well

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COLUMN
Practical solutions vs. progressive dreams

If only the Democrats could fight like the Washington Nationals. The new National League champs won four straight on the way to the World Series, with great pitching and clutch hitting. End of story. …

LIFE
Sweet potatoes at heart of fair recipes

It is time for the N.C. State Fair and, to me at least, that means it is time for some awesome culinary creations. This year, the tasty treats weren’t limited to the food vendors as I judged one of …

SPORTS
College Sports
Boyette ties for 6th to pace Bulldogs

KANNAPOLIS — A top-six finish from junior Bryson Boyette highlighted the performance of the Barton College men’s golf team in the 54-hole Queens Fall Invitational that concluded Tuesday …

Bulldogs tied for eighth after day one

BARTON ROUNDUP: Krul’s late goal pushes Lady Bulldogs to 1-0 homecoming win vs. Erskine

Hall of champions

Barton loses first league road match

School Sports
Oct. 29 Tillman roast tickets still available

Tickets are still available for the North Carolina Baseball Museum benefit roast of Wilson County Schools athletic director Jimmy Tillman on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Tickets for the event in the banquet …

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Before ‘I ain’t’ turns into ‘I can’t’

Buildup of the symphony

County championship’s 40th anniversary was one for the ages

Schools
Playground at Deans Farm a hit
Whether it’s feeding the goats, making corn angels in the corn pit or picking out a pumpkin, an expanded back playground at Deans … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Crunch mania, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Fiestada pizza or cheesy baked potato, french fries, … Read More
Students inducted in National Honor Society
Wilson Christian Academy held its National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Oct. 4. Approximately 100 family and friends joined … Read More
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