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Man charged in murder of 65-year-old Rocky Mount woman

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man has been charged in the murder of a 65-year-old Rocky Mount woman on Saturday, police said. Shortly after 12:30 a.m., Rocky Mount police officers located an unresponsive female at 1716 Windsor Drive.


Escape room tests patrons’ skills

TARBORO — The escape room craze has come to Tarboro, with an eastern North Carolina couple now having such a business in the rear of Riverside Plaza. Kourtney Thompson and her husband, Nick, opened the No Idea Escape Room on Feb. 8 in Suite 37 in the shopping center at the intersection of West Howar


Storm Team 11 Weather: Rain likely Sunday, Freezing Rain possible in North Carolina

Get used to rain. It's in the forecast just about every day next week!. Tonight: Mostly cloudy and mainly rain-free. A spotty shower or two is possible. Low: 38. Sunday: Cloudy with rain likely throughout the day. Chance of precipitation: 80%. High: 53. It will be colder on the northern and eastern


2 charged with crimes related to photos of dead cat found not guilty in North Carolina court

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Two people accused of improper burial of an animal and instigating cruelty to animals have been found not guilty in Buncombe County court. WLOS reported that Shariah Metzger, 26, and Jace Green, 29, were each found not guilty of the two misdemeanor charges.


North Carolina father charged with felony child abuse after accidentally shooting 14-year-old son

GARNER, N.C. — A North Carolina father has been charged with felony child abuse after police said he accidentally shot his 14-year-old son overnight. WTVD reported that James Williams Johnson, 45, of Garner, was charged with negligent child abuse causing serious bodily injury.


Mobile pharmacy to offer free medicine

NC MedAssist will hold a Mobile Free Pharmacy Event on March 1 in Tarboro. The event, which is in collaboration with Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, is open to any individual or family needing over-the-counter medications. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the E.L. Roberson Center at 305 W.


Neighbors remember woman killed in 6th Rocky Mount homicide this year

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) -- Danny Allen recalls what he heard early Saturday morning across from his home on Windsor Drive in Rocky Mount. "You heard a gunshot," Allen said. "It sounded like a car. It happened so quick, and pow. You hear the car speed off. So, I was like it must be somebody's car."


Rising Star: Tarboro native, Clippers forward Harrell uses foundation to aid area kids

Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell will be in Charlotte on Friday for the start of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, though he won’t be in town to play basketball. Harrell, the Tarboro native who played basketball at North Edgecombe for three years before moving on to star at Louisville, is tak


Employees at North Carolina cellphone store nearly beat robbery suspect to death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Police have released the 911 calls after employees at a southwest Charlotte cellphone store caught and beat one of the suspects accused of robbing the business Thursday night.


'North Carolina is becoming our nightmare:' Undocumented mom speaks out against ICE raids

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Carmen Rodriquez took to a podium Friday night with her son by her side. Through his translations, she explained the fear and angst. "North Carolina is becoming our nightmare," she said.


Two men charged in armed robbery of Tarboro Jewelry store

TARBORO, NC (WITN) Two men face charges for their alleged roles in a robbery last year of a jewelry store in the east. Tarboro Police say 27-year-old Saquan Tillery is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault inflicting serious injury.


Woman in critical condition following animal attack

BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT) - UPDATE:. 77 year old Brenda Hamilton is in critical condition after being attacked by an animal in Pantego. The Beaufort Co. Sheriff's Office released the following statement: "On Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5:47 am, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Communications received a


New K-9 officer begins training

TARBORO — There is a new member of the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office, and she is the first of her kind. Penny, a 12-week-old liver and brown bloodhound, was donated to the agency on Jan. 26 by Tim Braddy of Tarboro-based East Coast Canine and James Lockhart of Northfork Bloodhounds in Abingdon,


North Carolina teenager who was reported missing is found safe, Silver Alert cancelled

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing North Carolina teenager. Breanna Allen Frady, 18, was last seen Friday at North Lincoln High School at 2737 Lee Lawing Road, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.


North Carolina Introduces Bill to Criminalize FGM

The North Carolina Senate has just introduced new legislation that would make it a felony to perform female genital mutilation (FGM) or consent to FGM being carried out on girls.


Ex-fire chief fights City Hall

Whoever said you can't fight City Hall hasn't met retired Rocky Mount Fire Chief Keith Harris. The 59-year-old Harris, with slicked hair, trimmed beard, signature sunglasses and cigar planted firmly in the corner of his mouth, looks much younger. These days he's feeling invigorated as well.


Xanax intercepted; three charged

Three people have been arrested on drug charges after a package containing 4,000-5,000 Xanax tablets was intercepted in the U.S. Postal System, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported on Friday.


Vehicle stolen with 6-year-old boy inside in Robeson County

LUMBERTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Robeson County Sheriff's Office is looking for a 6-year-old boy after his mom told officials that her vehicle was stolen while her son was inside Friday evening.


All signs point to pride in former Miss North Carolina

ST. PAULS — The Robeson County town of St. Pauls, population 2,431, is mighty proud of its former Miss North Carolina. There's just no other way to explain why this southeastern town off Interstate 95 has requested that the state Department of Transportation manufacture four roadside signs that read


The historical Green Book Project will emphasize the book's stamp on North Carolina life

Angela Thorpe, acting director of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, has a lot to be thankful about Hollywood. The release and popularity of the movie “Green Book” has made it a lot easier for her to advocate for, and talk about NCAAHC’s Green Books Oasis Spaces project.