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$18.5M Cherry Hotel project on track

The plan to restore the shuttered Cherry Hotel to its former glory is official thanks to action taken Thursday by the Wilson City Council. “When we came here two years ago and made a decision to participate in the (request for proposals), it was a huge commitment of our time and financial resources,


3 sentenced in drug conspiracy

Three Wilson County men will spend several years in federal prison after prosecutors say they were a part of a drug trafficking ring that spanned three counties. Chief U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced 29-year-olds Travis Kwymaine Ruffin of Wilson and Marcus “Mark” Antwan Wiley of Elm


Sharpsburg kids shop with cops

ROCKY MOUNT — Wilson County resident Shinique Jenkins watched as Officer Bobby Knight of the Sharpsburg Police Department helped her children pull toys off the shelf and put them in the basket.


Woman hurt after hitting tree, flipping car into yard of Durham home, police say

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A woman is in critical condition after Durham police said she flipped her car early Friday morning. Just after 3 a.m., police were called about suspicious activity on Red Oak Avenue.

ABC11.COM - 2018-12-14 10:41:02

County approves $200K for airport runways

Wilson County commissioners unanimously approved more than $211,000 in local match funding for the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport improvement project on Tuesday. The airport recently secured a multimillion-dollar grant from state and federal officials for improvements to its runway and taxiway.


'Sweet Pea' waves flag, cheers on Tarboro Vikings into another state title game

TARBORO, Edgecombe County — Tarboro High School's football team is looking to win back-to-back state championships this Saturday. With them in this quest is a particularly devoted super fan.

WCTI12.COM - 2018-12-13 20:06:50

Missing NC woman found buried in sex offender's backyard

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 71-year-old North Carolina woman missing for at least two weeks has been found buried behind the home of a registered sex offender.

FOX CAROLINA - 2018-12-14 16:10:00

More than 30 arrested in Nash County during 'Operation Silent Night'

Nash County, N.C. — The Nash County Sheriff's Office, with help from other local authorities, made 30 arrests on Wednesday in "Operation Silent Night." According to Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone, "Operation Silent Night" was the culmination of six months of undercover work.

WRAL - 2018-12-13 23:26:00

Thumbs up, thumbs down: Tier 1 ranking can help supercharge Wilson’s economy

THUMBS UP to the prospect of more state economic development dollars flowing to Wilson County projects when the N.C. Department of Commerce’s new tier rankings take effect next year.


Council to discuss Event Center signs

The Rocky Mount City Council is set to discuss signage for the Event Center among other topics Monday evening. The council will consider a municipal agreement with the state Department of Transportation for the design, fabrication and installation of directional signs for the Rocky Mount Event Cente

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2018-12-10 07:00:00

Man charged with resisting officers

Rocky Mount police arrested a man Wednesday for disobeying authorities’ orders. Victor Lamont Burney was charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer after officers about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday came to his residence in the 700 block of Kinchen Drive to serve an order of arrest on him, a

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2018-12-07 07:00:00

Whiting's Writings: Reflections on a moment with 41

People have been sharing their George H.W. Bush stories in the wake of the 41st president’s death, and that certainly includes fellow journalists and political commentators. I could not help but think back to a time early in my newspaper career when Bush came to the city where I landed my first job

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-12-09 08:00:00

N.C. Wesleyan holds commencement inside Event Center

N.C. Wesleyan College held its winter commencement on Dec. 8 at the Rocky Mount Event Center. A large crowd of family and friends gathered to honor the approximately 200 graduates.

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2018-12-08 07:00:00

Sharpsburg hires new police chief

SHARPSBURG — The town of Sharpsburg has hired a new police chief. Michael Thomas, a former assistant chief and lead investigator with the Youngsville Police Department in Franklin County, was hired Monday, according to Sharpsburg Town Clerk Tracy Sullivan.


Wilson man charged with murder of missing Kenly woman

Wilson, N.C. — A Wilson man has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of a Kenly woman, authorities said Thursday. Kenneth Wayne Lamm, 50, of 717 Harper St. E., was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder.

WRAL - 2018-12-13 13:42:00

Video of Possible UFO Lights Off North Carolina Coast Now Going Viral

An unidentified flying object was just filmed and uploaded to YouTube by a fisherman on the North Carolina coast. According to ‘CRLarkin’, his video shows “Stationary orange lights in the sky. Seen east off of Cape Lookout on 11/13/18, roughly between 9-10PM Eastern.”

CHARLOTTE STORIES - 2018-12-13 11:56:39

Authorities in Nash County set to make 52 arrests in Operation Silent Night

By Natalie Matthews, WRAL digital journalist & Bryan Mims, WRAL anchor/reporter. Nash County, N.C. — The Nash County Sheriff's Office, with help from other local authorities, was set to make 52 arrests on Wednesday in "Operation Silent Night."

WRAL - 2018-12-12 19:02:45

Convicted rapist charged with murder

By Olivia Neeley olivia@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7879. A convicted rapist has been charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance of 71-year-old Johnston County resident Kathy Thomas.


Residents Brave the Cold for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade

Over the weekend, residents braved the cold and ventured out to Franklin Street for the annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade. It was perhaps the last time they would go outside, as Winter Storm Diego dropped eight to 12 inches of snow on the Triangle area later that evening.

CHAPELBORO.COM - 2018-12-13 14:17:30

Man charged in killing of 71-year-old Johnston County woman who disappeared

WILSON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man has been charged in the killing of a 71-year-old womanwho disappeared on Nov. 13, officials say. On Nov. 30, deputies responded to the 7100 block NC Hwy 222 West in Kenly after being contacted to check up Kathy Thomas, 71. They couldn't find her, and thus began a missing

ABC11.COM - 2018-12-13 16:18:56