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LOUISBURG — Army veteran Frank Poyer said he didn’t serve 20 years as a chemical engineer for the benefits. He did it because he loved his country and wanted to give back.  But … more
September is finally here after a very strange summer. Although, I’m skeptical of fall being less strange. The football teams are oddly not on the field and I’m not hearing the high school bands … more
I have a soft spot in my heart for birds. Maybe it’s because we had parakeets as pets when I was a small child. Maybe it’s because I think they are often cute and pretty and amazing because … more
The Peachtree Baptist Church congregation, family and friends met to worship our Lord on Sunday. We all prayed for all hurricane victims, all fire victims and all Sept. 11 victims, and we prayed for … more
The Wilson Times area should enjoy mild temperatures and low humidity Tuesday and Wednesday as high pressure to the north pushes light northerly winds our way. High temperatures Tuesday, even with … more
RALEIGH -— Due to the coronavirus pandemic, more expiration dates have been extended for select state motor vehicle credentials. Gov. Roy Cooper on Sept. 4 signed the Coronavirus Relief Act … more
RALEIGH — The Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime has received multiple reports that individuals claiming to represent the U.S. Department of Justice are calling … more
RALEIGH — The N.C. Chamber of Commerce named state Rep. James Gailliard a 2019-20 Jobs Champion in its annual “How They Voted” report. The report details state legislators’ … more
NASHVILLE -— For the fourth week in a row, Nash County saw multiple coronavirus deaths, bringing the overall total to three dozen people who contracted COVID-19 and lost their lives. A man … more
A challenger for a Nash County legislative seat claims his opponent wants to “defund the police,” an accusation the incumbent calls laughable.  John Check, R-Nash, is running … more
ROCKY MOUNT — A validated Crips member has pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge in a gang war-related shooting. Darius Lamark Richardson, 22, faces 10 years in prison after pleading … more
MIDDLESEX — Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the 55th annual Firemen’s Day went better than the past several years, according to organizers. “It’s been good. Everything went … more
A South Carolina man accused of shooting motorists during a high-speed chase on Interstate 95 last week has been charged with a federal firearms charge for using a sawed-off shotgun. Franklin … more
RALEIGH —The N.C. Department of Transportation’s drone program has again been named a finalist for a national award. The program could win a prize with enough online votes from the … more
ROCKY MOUNT — The city of Rocky Mount Development Services Department recently earned a pair of awards from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association.  “It … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Three key positions within the city’s Executive Leadership Team have been filled. Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, Abdul Baloch will serve as the city’s chief internal … more
NASHVILLE — Nash County voters are asking for absentee ballots at a rate of 3 to 1 over any other time in recent history. As of Friday, the Nash County Board of Elections had received 4,484 … more
Barbara Ross Allen of Middlesex shared this snapshot of the towering sunflowers she grew in her front yard. “I enjoy my little flower garden at home,” Allen wrote in an email. “I … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Nash UNC Health Care is celebrating “Care for the Caregiver” throughout the month of September, honoring its employees for their … more
NASHVILLE — Nash County commissioners last week approved a 15-item list of the county’s legislative priorities for submission to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners as … more
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