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Authorities investigate after former Fremont mayor found dead

FREMONT, N.C. (WNCN) - Authorities are investigating the death of a former mayor of a Wayne County town, officials say.

CBS17.COM - 2018-06-17 21:58:06

Tarboro store begins selling bulletproof book bag

TARBORO, N.C. (WITN) -A new product invented in Eastern North Carolina may help you and your family stay safe, especially for kids at school.


One arrested after high-speed chase through Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -A hihg-speedchase through the City of Greenville ends in a crash and an arrest, Highway Patrol Troopers said.

WITN - 2018-06-16 16:32:00

Telegram to move into Mills

“As newsmakers in the community, we’re excited to welcome Rocky Mount’s local newspaper to campus,” said Evan Covington Chavez, real estate development manager for Rocky Mount Mills and Capitol Broadcasting Co. “The Telegram is a fantastic organization that has played a pivotal role in this communit

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2018-06-17 00:00:00

Sears store set to shut down

The local Sears Hometown store started in 2012 with between eight and 10 employees. The store occupies 10,000 square feet of space, with 6,500 feet of selling space. The store sells home appliances, home electronics, lawn and garden supplies, tools, mattresses, household goods and other products.


Letter to the Editor: Swamp is rising in Rocky Mount

Once again, the Community Council is offering Rocky Mount residents some critical and eye opening information. Nothing is more revealing of the arrogance, greed and cronyism displayed in the proposed additions to the city's expanding bureaucracy.


Sharpsburg mayor claims racial, police bias

Williams was charged by a town police officer with driving while impaired May 8, the day he was elected mayor of the town of 2,000 people about 55 miles east of Raleigh.


After minicamp with Colts, Tarboro's Lewis stops by annual local event

In a box logo white t-shirt, jeans and mostly white Gucci sneakers, Tarboro’s newest member of the NFL family, Tyquan Lewis, stopped by the Moe Deloach Annual Summer Basketball Camp on Saturday afternoon at the South Rocky Mount Community Center.


Police investigating a fatal hit and run accident

They say the car left the scene of the crash and was last observed continuing northbound on Memorial Drive.Unfortunately, the pedestrian, identified as 25-year-old Charles Benjamin Smith Jr. of Greenville, did not survive his injuries.

WITN - 2018-06-16 09:40:00

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Greenville Man Killed In Hit-And-Run

According to police, at around 1:15 a.m., police responded to a hit-and-run on North Memorial Drive near W. Gum Road. Police say witnesses saw a light colored car hit a pedestrian who was standing near the right turn lane on the northbound side of the road.

PATCH - 2018-06-16 15:10:21

Deputies trying to locate woman wanted for fraud, theft case in Edgecombe Co.

Jenkins has several warrants on several charges such as financial card fraud, obtaining property by false pretense, exploiting an elder / disabled person and theft by an employee, deputies said.


Deputies: 3 men arrested after largest heroin seizure in Nash County history

NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - Three men have been arrested on drug charges after the Nash County Sheriff's Office said they seized nearly four pounds of heroin with a value of $807,000.


Traffic stop nets major heroin bust

This is equivalent to approximately 40,350 bindles — or individual packs — with an estimated street value of approximately $807,000, said Sheriff Keith Stone.


Sharpsburg mayor alleges racial bias, storms out of meeting

Sharpsburg, N.C. - Mayor Robert Williams interrupted an emergency meeting by the Sharpsburg Board of Commissioners on Tuesday evening to claim local officials and police are biased against him because he's black. Williams then stormed out, pushing a television news reporter out of his way. Within ho


Police nab teens in break-in

Shane Preston Allen Keel, Maquez Edge and Jaquez Edge, all 18 and from Tarboro, were charged by the Tarboro Police Department with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny and safecracking.


The NC mayor charged with DWI on election night is accused of targeting his town's police

First, Mayor Robert L. Williams Jr. was charged with driving while impaired the night he was elected. Now in office, he is accused of retaliating against the town's police officers, including the officer who wrote his ticket.


Uncovered: WNCT investigates years of complaints over ECU's handling of sexual assault cases

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - Over the past several years, WNCT has been approached by victims of sexual assault cases at ECU, all claiming the same thing -- that ECU officials either aren't taking the claims seriously enough, or their cases are being mishandled all together.


State OKs Nash-Rocky Mount restart request

Jefferies said the three schools will be designated as inquiry centers in the restart program. The restart flexibility will address students’ ability to learn, and inquiry centers will drive instructional practice throughout the school, he added.


3 arrested after elderly couple robbed in car at gunpoint

Aaron Baker, 17, Christopher Barrett, 20, and Ayunna Jackson, 19, have all been charged in connection to the robbery.