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Jewel Thorne of Spring Hope said she plans to buy her dream home after winning a $427,896 Cash 5 jackpot. “I’m finally going to get my own house,” Thorne said. “It’s a wonderful feeling … more
The Nash County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet in a closed session on Thursday, Jan. 10 regarding the county commissioner position left vacant with the election of Lisa Stone Barnes … more
HOLLISTER — The Tar River Land Conservancy recently purchased 152 acres along Fishing Creek in southern Warren County. The property was purchased from the family of the late Mary Louise Pullen … more
After interviewing candidates in an extended closed session during Monday’s monthly town meeting, the Bailey Board of Commissioners voted to hire a Vance County sheriff’s deputy as the town’s new police chief. Taylor Bartholomew will begin his new position on Jan. 2 at a salary of $41,000 per year, subject to completion of paperwork and a background check. Bartholomew has served the … more
State troopers say speed was likely a factor in a Saturday night crash near Spring Hope that claimed a man’s life. A 2008 Volvo sedan driven by 38-year-old Clyde Williams … more
A few hundred people gathered on the grassy knoll in front of the downtown depot Monday evening for the fifth annual Christmas in Spring Hope festival. The event, sponsored by the Spring Hope … more
SMITHFIELD — Detectives have arrested a suspect in a man's Monday killing following a countywide manhunt on Tuesday. Johnston County sheriff's deputies were called to an assault at 1516 … more
Temperatures should remain mild from now through Christmas, with only one overnight low at or below freezing predicted for the next 10 days, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's installment of … more
FREMONT — Two men face first-degree murder charges in a fatal Saturday night shooting. Officers were dispatched to a shots-fired call at 402 S. Goldsboro St. around 10:08 p.m. and found … more
Jewel Thorne of Spring Hope said she plans to buy her dream home after winning a $427,896 Cash 5 jackpot. "I'm finally going to get my own house," Thorne said. "It's a wonderful feeling to know I … more
The greater Wilson area is in for a soggy Saturday, but a high-pressure system asserting itself this weekend should chase the clouds away and bring sunshine through at least Wednesday. Rain should … more
NASHVILLE — Authorities raided a home and fanned out across Nash County at dawn Wednesday, charging 32 suspects following a six-month investigation into the local drug trade. Nash County sheriff's deputies … more
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 … more
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. The Jenkins kids were among the 12 children from six families who went to Walmart in Rocky Mount Tuesday evening to shop for Christmas gifts with members of the Sharpsburg Police Department and sheriff’s deputies from Nash and Edgecombe counties. … more
SMITHFIELD — Authorities are seeking the public's help to find a 71-year-old woman whose disappearance has been ruled suspicious. The Johnston County Sheriff's Office released additional … more
Organizers have rescheduled Spring Hope's Old-Fashioned Christmas due to the threat of heavy rain on Friday. The downtown Christmas celebration will be held … more
After a months-long process, the Middlesex Board of Commissioners voted Monday to approve new water and sewage system development fees. The fees are a result of a change in state law dissolving … more
A set of proposed transportation projects that would make it easier to travel between Nashville and Rocky Mount will be the subject of a public meeting on Thursday. Overall, the projects include … more
Mark A. Sorrells, senior vice president of the Golden Leaf Foundation and its longest-serving staff member, will leave the foundation at month’s end for a post at Fayetteville Technical Community … more
The Peachtree Baptist Church congregation didn’t meet on Sunday. Members stayed at home and enjoyed the beautiful snow the Lord gave us. All activities were canceled by most community … more
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