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SELMA — Authorities are searching for a teenage girl reported missing from the Bojangles' restaurant where she works. The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for … more
With Congress’ passage of last week’s farm bill that decriminalized the hemp plant, North Carolina farmers will have the choice of adding a needed money crop to their rotations. “I haven’t … more
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is celebrating 96 years of service, scholarship and sisterhood this month. The international organization was founded on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis … more
Nash Community College employees raised more than $34,000 during this year’s scholarship fund campaign for deserving students. For the third year in a row, 100 percent of the school’s faculty … more
The Middlesex town board held a special closed meeting Dec. 19 to evaluate the performance of, and ultimately terminate, one of its police officers. Commissioners voted to fire Officer Michael … more
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools celebrated another successful United Way campaign during the Dec. 3 Board of Education meeting at Rocky Mount High School. The district collected a grand total of … more
Growing up in Rocky Mount, Rebecca Grant was taught by her parents to never settle for hearing only one side of a story. “They always told me to never just go with one side. There’s always … more
A 31-year-old Middlesex-area man has been jailed on charges of raping a preteen girl. The victim, who is related to the suspect, is pregnant, according to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. … more
Mike Beaudin lost his wife 3 ½ years ago after her year-long struggle with lung cancer. He was her 24/7 caregiver. “I was fortunate to be able to be there for my wife,” he said, “through … more
Nashville Police Chief Thomas Bashore is set to retire at year’s end after six years with the Nashville Police Department and more than 20 years in law enforcement. As Nashville’s police … more
Dr. Howard Weeks was elected as chairman of the Spring Hope Planning Board at its organizational meeting Thursday, and the reconstituted board also agreed to send a draft of a new organizational … more
The Bailey Elementary Junior Beta Club recently held a game drive to collect new board games for the students of J.T. Barber Elementary School in New Bern, North Carolina. Kristi Adkins, the club … more
Instead of a white Christmas, the greater Wilson area will enjoy a bright Christmas. Plenty of sunshine is in the seven-day forecast with Old Man Winter leaving the snow behind and bringing just … more
Denise Hill of Nashville is celebrating after she won a $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot. Hill’s good fortune started when she stopped at the Circle K on Dortches Boulevard in Rocky Mount and bought a … 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 … 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
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