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At least one killed in two U.S. 64 wrecks

At least one person is dead following a pair of traffic wrecks Wednesday evening in Nash County. Nash County Communications received the report of the wrecks at 5:38 p.m. A news release posted to the Nash County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page stated the agency responded to the incident on the east

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 00:59:23

NC Transportation Secretary discusses statewide transportation plans

After his initial visit was postponed earlier this year due to an emergency at the state's coast, North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon III finally made his visit to Vance County Wednesday to discuss the current administration's statewide transportation plans and how smal

HENDERSON DAILY DISPATCH - 2017-09-20 23:01:03

'This is a community that believes in itself.'

Dan Gerlach, president of the Golden LEAF Foundation, brought an upbeat message about prospects for long-term community development to Henderson on Tuesday. Speaking to the Henderson Rotary Club and guests, Gerlach explained why Henderson and Vance County have attracted support of the Golden LEAF Fo

HENDERSON DAILY DISPATCH - 2017-09-20 20:45:00

Day of service, learning for Henderson Collegiate students

Henderson Collegiate High School students volunteered in the community Wednesday during Community Service Day. "Part of our mission [at Henderson Collegiate] is for our students to become better people and to be world changers," said Laura Bradley, director of college counseling with Henderson Colle

HENDERSON DAILY DISPATCH - 2017-09-20 21:45:28

Agreement reached to reopen Franklin Medical Center in 2018

Louisburg, N.C. - Franklin Medical Center will reopen in 2018, after a lease agreement was reached Monday. Novant Health made the decision in October 2015 to close the hospital, saying services were unsustainable. County leaders last year announced they had accepted a proposal from Duke Lifepoint to

WRAL - 2017-09-19 01:10:32

Deal reached to reopen Franklin Medical Center by mid-2018, officials say

LOUISBURG, N.C. (WNCN) - An agreement announced Monday between Franklin County leaders and Maria Parham Health will reopen a Louisburg hospital that closed nearly two years ago. The Franklin Medical Center closed in mid-October 2015 after Novant Health announced that they would be closing the hospit

WNCN.COM - 2017-09-19 01:43:20

Consignment sales in Cary, Wake Forest this week

We have two children's consignment sales in the area this week. First United Methodist Church of Cary's annual sale starts Friday. Public shopping hours are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday. Some items are half off on Saturday. The general public also can shop from 6 p.m. to

WRAL - 2017-09-19 23:08:00

Man found stabbed to death in Nash County

NASHVILLE - Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal stabbing reported Monday in rural Nash County. Deputies were called to a reported shooting on the 7900 block of Edwards Road between Castalia and Nashville and found Danny McCalston suffering from multiple stab wounds, according to Capt. Eddie


Homicide suspect 'armed and dangerous,' deputies say

The Nash County Sheriff's Office has identified a suspect in one of two homicides that occurred Sunday near Castalia. Nash County deputies responded to a report of a shooting Sunday on the 900 block of Grover Road, Nashville. Deputies found Brian Scott Keen Jr., 31, suffering from a single gunshot w

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2017-09-18 19:33:18

Big Sweep to clean up area

You, your friends and coworkers can make a difference by participating in the Twin Counties Big Sweep Challenge slated for next month. The Oct. 7 event is a way for participants to clean up or improve sites in the Rocky Mount and Tarboro areas, said Cornelia McGee, coordinator for Keep America Beaut

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Our Opinion: Hemp pilot program an early success for Tar Heel agriculture

North Carolina marked a historic harvest this month as more than 50 volunteers converged on a farm outside Dunn to haul in a bumper crop of hemp on Sept. 9. It's the first hemp harvest in the Tar Heel State for at least 80 years, according to Hemp, Inc., a pioneering manufacturer that built a 70,000


Youth basketball coach accused of sex offenses: 'I have felt bad ever since I did what I did'

Moments before youth basketball coach Kenyatta Lamar Spencer all but openly admitted to engaging in sexual misconduct with a teen, Wake County District Court Judge Margaret Eagles warned him to not make any incriminating statements in court. "I have felt bad ever since I did what I did," Spencer, 4

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2017-09-18 23:04:00

Wiley Bayard Bryant Jr.

Nov. 5, 1954 - Sept. 17, 2017 Wiley Bayard "Taterbug" Bryant Jr., 62, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and loved ones. He is survived by his mother, Martha Bryant of Middlesex; sons, Jason Bryant of Brooklyn, New York and Adam Bryant of Spring Hope; sisters, Karen Britton (Al


Alumni group appeals for Spaulding center

NASHVILLE - As the bidding war over the Spaulding Resource Center property continues, two members of the C.C. Spaulding Alumni Association brought impassioned pleas before the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education to stop the bidding process. The twelfth round of the bidding process ended Sept. 7 with

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Winter Forecasting: Indigenous Prognostications and Old Wives' Tales

Long before The Game of Thrones made "Winter is coming," a hashtag, people have been looking for ways to predict how cold, snowy, wet, warm, or long an impending winter might be. As we head into fall, I thought it would be a nice break from talk of hurricanes and disasters to review a few of the mor

WAKE WEEKLY - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

New DDC executive director: 'My heart is in this'

The Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission has tapped a native son to take over the organization's executive director position after the previous director retired from the position. Born and raised in Henderson, Kaine Riggan was more than happy to accept the part-time executive director pos

HENDERSON DAILY DISPATCH - 2017-09-20 01:15:05

Rocky Mount woman missing 2 weeks is found safe in Wake Forest, deputies say

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) - A young woman from Rocky Mount who was missing for two weeks has been found safe in Wake County, officials say. Friday, Nash County authorities joined the Rocky Mount police search for 20-year-old Alexis Whitaker. Whitaker vanished around 1 a.m. on September 3 near her hom

WNCN.COM - 2017-09-18 19:51:37

The Suffers are set to bring "joyful, yet honest" music to Henderson

Look out Henderson, The Suffers - a Gulf Coast soul band - will hit McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center Thursday at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 P.M. The Suffers, which opens the new season at McGregor Hall, describe their music as a mixture of musical styles and cultures found in Houston and around the

HENDERSON DAILY DISPATCH - 2017-09-19 22:00:53

Report: Fatal plane crash during 'American Made' film blamed in part on Tom Cruise

The loved ones of two people who died during a plane crash while filming for "American Made" claim Tom Cruise is partially to blame for it. The Blast reports from court documents that the families of Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl believe the famous actor and director Doug Liman "contributed to the cir

MYRDCTV.COM - 2017-09-20 14:22:27

Police seek your help in identifying group of men who attacked Raleigh bar patron

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a group of men who attacked and seriously injured a person standing outside of bar in late spring. The assault happened on May 20 outside of Sharky's Bar at 5800 Duraleigh Road in northwest Raleigh, said Donna-maria Harris, a police spokeswoman

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2017-09-19 20:13:00