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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.


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

Girl shocked when lightning strikes near Elm City home

ELM CITY, N.C. (WNCN) - When strong storms moved through central North Carolina on Sunday, a child was shocked when lightning struck near a home in Wilson County.

CBS17.COM - 2018-06-18 01:35:33

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

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.


Athletes pitch in to mentor kids

From its first session in 2011 to its eighth annual rendition on Saturday, which had a registration large enough that the camp was chopped into two age-specific weekend sessions, the free Moe Deloach Summer Basketball Camp, hosted by Rocky Mount native Moe Deloach, always preaches the fundamentals o

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2018-06-18 00:00:00

NC deputies seek help finding teen missing for a week

Cherry is described as being five feet, seven inches tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.

CBS17.COM - 2018-06-17 19:28:47

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

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

GPD investigating deadly hit and run, pedestrian killed

Charles Benjamin Smith Jr., 25, of Greenville was hit around 1:15a.m. on North Memorial Dr. near W. Gum Road. He died from his injuries at the scene.

WNCT - 2018-06-16 15:37:16

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.


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.


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.


Investigation into years of complaints over ECU's handling of sex 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 altogether.

CBS17.COM - 2018-06-16 19:05:19

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.


Dump truck crash closes busy Greenville road

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) -Police have closed off a busy Greenville road while crews are working to repair a power line that was knocked down Friday morning.Greenville Police are directing traffic arround the downed power line on 14th streeet near Quail Ridge Road.A dump truck crashed into a power line,


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.


Fun in the sun in Greenville

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN)The hot days we've had lately mean people are looking for ways to cool off outside.That's exactly what families were doing Thursday at Greenville's Splashpoint, which is a splash park located off of Chestnut Street.As the heat index climbed into the 90's, children and their pare


New businesses welcome in changing Enfield

ENFIELD — Jim Horne was waiting for his order of Philly cheesesteaks on Wednesday.It was his second visit to S&G Grill, on McDaniel Street, since it opened in April. He said he likes to pick up a large order on Thursdays for his co-workers at Halifax Mutual Insurance Company. He was a day early.“The


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.