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Sheriff’s deputies say they recovered two stolen tractors and arrested two men on theft charges.  The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigated after the tractors, a John … more
A coalition of more than two dozen media outlets filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking the release of a list of records related to COVID-19 that the state had, so far, refused to provide. The … more
(The Center Square) — The North Carolina House voted Thursday in favor of a bill that would allow bars to reopen immediately and expand capacity for restaurants, a measure that would override … more
I will not watch the desecration and destruction of black bodies. I’ve seen pictures my entire life. Read books and watched documentaries. Heard horrible stories from family members in my living … more
LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said it arrested a Vance County man on felony drug charges Tuesday after seizing more than $10,000 worth of heroin. Shawnell Jvon … more
RALEIGH ­— The federal government is extending its COVID-19 sheltering program in North Carolina for another week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency program is providing housing … more
NASHVILLE — North Carolina Farm Bureau has awarded an agricultural education grant to Nashville Elementary School teacher Marguerite Bishop. The agency provides agricultural outreach grants to … more
Lindsey Coker Luckey has taken up a challenge to help kids cope with the COVID-19 pandemic with the launch of her new book, “What is Social Distancing? A Children’s Guide.” A registered … more
Southern Nash County is getting a new television channel for Smart TV and internet users. Mark Cone, CEO of Southern Nash News, has announced a newly developed Roku channel. “It’s off to a … more
This year is a tragic time in the world’s history, with thousands and thousands of people succumbing to a mysterious virus. Scientists are still puzzling over its exact origin, its nature and most … more
Federal grant prompts special meeting MIDDLESEX — Town commissioners will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, to teleconference with a U.S. Department of Agriculture … more
RALEIGH – A Rocky Mount man has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin and crack cocaine. Matthew Darnell Pittman, 29, who has been … more
A message from Pastor Gene Whitehouse of Peachtree Baptist Church: “On Sunday, we dedicated our very first worship service we have held as ‘the church in worship’ since March 15 to those … more
A few months ago, we had some trouble here at the house and had to call a plumber. Well, as renters, we actually called the emergency maintenance number and the tired woman at the other end of … more
ROCKY MOUNT — City officials sparred over a recent state audit report with little accomplished during two special meetings Tuesday. Andre Knight, the city’s mayor pro-tem, benefited … more
Sky-high humidity and plenty of showers and thunderstorms highlight this week’s weather in the Wilson Times area. An offshore trough and a low-pressure system over Florida are expected to … more
BAILEY — What started as a simple case of littering on Friday turned into a police chase, a crash and a lot of criminal charges for a Raleigh man. “I had a subject throw out trash in … more
Businesses from restaurants to barbershops in southern Nash County have come back to life since the state allowed them to reopen last week. In Spring Hope, Michael’s Showside Grill opened … more
NASHVILLE — Detectives have been speaking with a person they say could be a key witness in the disappearance of a Wilson man 16 years ago. Travis Lamont Lynch, 21, vanished on Christmas Day … more
ROCKY MOUNT — The city council is set to have dueling meetings Tuesday with two top city officials calling for special sessions to discuss a state audit report that revealed one of them … more
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