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Former UNC star Draughn holds coat drive for kids in Tarboro
TARBORO, N.C. (WTVD) -- Retired NFL player Shaun Draughn teamed up with a local company for a coat-drive distribution and family fun day. It happened at the Tarboro Brewing Company at 526 N. Main St. on Sunday afternoon.
Watch Jacksonville, Pamlico County and Tarboro state championshp games live online
Sinclair Broadcasting is providing live online feeds to the Jacksonville, Pamlico County and Tarboro. Due to technical issues, we currently are not able to carry the Northeastern-Reidsville, Scotland County-East Forsyth and North Davidson-Shelby games. We are working to fix this and apologize for no
Tarboro rolls over East Surry for second straight 1AA title
When Tarboro does what Tarboro does well, there isn’t much their opponent can do, even in the state finals. The Vikings shook off an early miscue, and got to the basics, running its Tarboro-T to near perfection, defeating East Surry, 50-10 in the NCHSAA 1AA state title game at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Man boarding flight at NC airport killed in shooting, 1 in custody
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - A man boarding a flight at the Greenville airport was fatally shot early Sunday morning. Greenville police officers responded to the Pitt-Greenville Airport for a report of shots fired outside the main entrance to the airport terminal on Sunday at 6 a.m.
For Tarboro, early mistake showed a special level of trust
RALEIGH — It’s one thing to preach togetherness and trust on off days, when an undefeated future state champion is swaggering its way through a purpose-driven practice. It’s another thing to show it on the field, in the state championship, when one of your four senior go-to running backs just fumble
North Carolina inmate’s escape plot thwarted after plans mailed to wrong person, cops say
A North Carolina inmate’s elaborate plan to blow up a jail for his grand escape was thwarted after he mailed details of the plot to the wrong person, cops said. Sean Damion Castorina, 43, had planned to escape Alamance County Detention Center before he mixed up mailing addresses that sent his letter
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
Tarboro, East Surry are both offensive powers, but look very different
Raleigh, N.C. — This year's 1AA matchup features two prolific offenses that can put up points in a hurry. Tarboro and East Surry will clash Saturday night in Carter-Finley Stadium, and a look at the numbers suggests it should be an offensive battle.
Tarboro wins second straight title
RALEIGH — The Tarboro Vikings are state champions. This time, playing in the 1-AA championship game at N.C. State’s Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday night against West representative East Surry, they overcame an early 7-0 deficit for a 50-10 final score, clinching their second straight state title,
Driver killed in fiery Nash County crash
Spring Hope, N.C. — One person died Saturday in a fiery crash in Nash County. According to the N.C. State Highway Patrol, a driver lost control of their car around 10:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 64 near Exit 450 and Spring Hope.
Man dies in shooting at Greenville airport
Greenville, N.C. — One man died Sunday in a shooting outside the main entrance to the Pitt-Greenville Airport terminal. Greenville police responded around 6 a.m. Joseph Pate, 52, of Beaufort County, suffered gunshot wounds and died at the scene.
Vikings defense leaves zero doubt
RALEIGH — Melik Ward leaned in close to make sure he heard correctly. He even repeated the question back to himself, as if thinking if he said them aloud they would make more sense. Jeff Craddock, also in disbelief, couldn’t contain a wry smile when he heard the same words.
Mayors of Tarboro, Pilot Mountain set friendly wager
Saturday just became a little more interesting. The Tarboro and East Surry football teams will compete in the 1-AA state championship game at 6 p.m. on Saturday at N.C. State’s Carter-Finley Stadium. The stakes were upped this week when the team’s respective towns got involved.
Man arrested, charged with murder after shooting at Greenville airport
GREENVILLE, Pitt County — Greenville Police have arrested a man and charged him with first degree murder after an early-morning shooting at the Pitt-Greenville Airport. John Reid, 49, of Grimesland, is in the Pitt County Detention Center under no bond. He's charged with the murder of Joseph Pate, 52
The Tarboro T-ree: For powerouse Vikings, success starts from the bottom up
TARBORO — Before Wayne Bryant set in motion the final piece of the Tarboro football landscape, he was coaching middle school football in the Southern Nash feeder school system.
Five things to know heading into Tarboro's title game
With the anticipation of game week finally over, the Tarboro Vikings (14-0) and the East Surry Cardinals (11-3) are finally set to play the 1-AA state title game today at Carter-Finley Stadium at 6 p.m.
Pitt Co. Sheriff's Office arrest sex offender for failing to comply with NC guidelines
The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says one man is behind bars for failure to report a new address as a sex offender. While conducting a monthly check, deputies determined that John Randolph Pippen was not in compliance with the registry requirements according to North Carolina general statutes.
Lions, tigers and bears ... It's A Zoo Life, 'Oh my'
PINETOPS, Edgecombe County — There's nearly 100 exotic animals, including a zebra and a sloth, at It's A Zoo Life in Pinetops. A little rain isn't going to stop owner Bobbie Jo Abrams from bringing Christmas cheer.
$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,
Man wanted on multiple counts of child rape in North Carolina
The Union County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for 31-year-old Daran Marte Wingo. Deputies report several arrest warrants have been issued against Wingo, charging him with multiple counts of statutory rape of a child by an adult and multiple counts of indecent liberties with a child.