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GREENVILLE — A Pitt County jury has found Gregory Kent Parks guilty on all charges in the disappearance of 20-year-old Isabel “Chaveli” Palacios. The verdict was announced before 10:30 this … more
Three Wilson County churches will serve as drop-off sites for the Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift project this week, along with churches in Bailey and Tarboro. Area residents will transform … more
GREENVILLE — Gregory Parks’ fate is now in the jury’s hands after closing arguments in his murder trial were heard Tuesday. Jurors deliberated for about two hours before sending the judge a … more
Three months before the 2018 candidate filing period opens, Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard has two presumptive primary challengers. Chris Boykin and Dinise Williams, both … more
After a rocky start, a mainstay in the Rock Ridge community is back in business. Amanda Rivera along with several partners opened the Rock Ridge General Store, Bait & Boutique about a year ago … more
The iconic ringing of the Salvation Army bells will kick off Thursday with a flurry of fanfare at Light … more
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office will host a public auction for all confiscated, seized and unclaimed found property at 10 a.m. Friday on the Wilson County Courthouse lawn. Property to be … more
Find out what's in store this week with the latest installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast with Albert Thomas Jr. Thomas, a Wilson attorney and retired judge, will weigh in on Wilson's weather … more
SMITHFIELD — If you’re traveling to Smithfield anytime soon, be prepared for frequent lane closures along Interstate 95. Motorists on a 7-mile stretch of the interstate in Johnston County … more
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has released Scholastic Aptitude Test results for North Carolina public schools. SAT average scores for 2017 are not comparable to scores from … more
GREENVILLE — Gregory Parks was back on the witness stand Monday. But this time, prosecutor Joel Stadiem was in the driver’s seat, quizzing the 59-year-old murder defendant on his version of … more
The Wilson County Department of Social Services is hosting its 18th annual adoption awareness celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its 100 Gold St. offices. The public is invited to attend. … more
Eleven people used a Monday afternoon public hearing related to reaccreditation to air their support for or concerns with the Wilson Police Department. “I trust our chief. I trust our police … more
NASHVILLE — Five people were arrested on drug trafficking charges early Saturday after authorities say they found a large amount of heroin in a vehicle. Sheriff’s deputies received information … more
Maintaining high-quality leaf is the “absolute bottom line” for North Carolina growers to maintain their niche in the world tobacco market. That was Norman Harrell’s takeaway from the annual … more
MIDDLESEX — Staff members at the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home are planning a fun Christmas for the residents and children in foster care. Sponsorship of a child there with a $100 donation … more
A Wilson-based small business incubator is holding a “Shark Tank”-like contest and will award $18,500 in grants to help local entrepreneurs launch their new ventures. The Upper Coastal Plain … more
BAILEY — A Raleigh man was killed early Sunday when the vehicle he was driving collided with an oncoming car in the westbound lanes of U.S. 264. Telecommunicators began receiving calls around … more
Shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, a child calls about an escalating fight between her mother and her mom’s boyfriend. After that, Wilson Officer J. King makes a slow drive through a car lot to check … more
For residents in western Wilson who are in need, getting a ride to organizations in east Wilson can exacerbate already stressful times. Spreading Seeds seeks to alleviate … more
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