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District attorney candidates quizzed on crime, justice

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WILSON — District attorney candidates fielded questions on the crime rate, plea agreements, drugs and other issues in a Thursday forum at the Wilson County Public Library. Incumbent Robert A. Evans, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Jeffrey A. Marsigli represented the judicial half of a forum with Wilson County Sheriff Calvin L. Woodard and opponent Kevin Travis Raper. Evans and […]

National Night Out set for Tuesday in Rocky Mount

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ROCKY MOUNT — With some weekend activities canceled due to Hurricane Ian, folks looking for something to do might want to attend the city’s National Night Out observance set for Tuesday. The 6-8 p.m. event on the the Helen P. Gay Rocky Mount Historic Train Station lawn will feature free food, a DJ, games, inflatable play areas for children and […]

BBQ Throwdown around the corner

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ROCKY MOUNT — Southern Nash County residents missing this year’s canceled Pumpkin Festival can check out the Eastern Carolina BBQ Throwdown this weekend. PNC presents and the city of Rocky Mount hosts the Eastern Carolina BBQ Throwdown on Friday and Saturday. The cook-off will be held on the Helen P. Gay Rocky Mount Historic Train Station lawn at 101 Coastline […]

Deputies: Middlesex Elementary student caught with gun

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MIDDLESEX — Authorities say school administrators seized a loaded handgun from a Middlesex Elementary School student Wednesday afternoon. Officials found the gun after a student reported it to staff members late in the school day, according to Maj. Eddie Moore of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office. Moore said the administration and staff “immediately responded to the student,” found the gun […]

Nash deputies arrest 10 on drug, gun charges

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NASHVILLE — Two gang members, a convict on federal probation and a New Jersey man caught with 70 pounds of marijuana are among 10 suspects arrested on drug and gun charges in Nash County Sheriff’s Office investigations.  Sheriff Keith Stone and his deputies continue to focus on enforcing drug trafficking laws and catching convicted felons who own and carry guns, […]

Spring Hope National Pumpkin Festival canceled

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SPRING HOPE — With Hurricane Ian making its way toward North Carolina, organizers of the 50th Spring Hope Pumpkin Festival don’t want to take any chances, canceling this weekend’s event early for vendor and attendee safety.  “After reviewing the National Weather Service in Raleigh update from 5 a.m. this morning, the forecasted affects of Hurricane Ian will directly hinder the […]

Government transparency bill driving conversation

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Lawmakers in the N.C. General Assembly will again take up what, on its face, seems a commonsense bill that would open government employees’ disciplinary records. The Government Transparency Act — House Bill 64 and companion measure Senate Bill 355 last session — crept through the legislature in 2021 before petering out in committee. Sens. Bill Rabon, R-Brunswick, and Norm Sanderson, […]

Teacher charged with touching student inappropriately

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Authorities accuse a Spring Hope teacher of inappropriately touching a student. Zachary Warren Lamm, 31, faces a charge of indecent liberties with a child. His bond is set at $100,000. Deputies took Lamm into custody Monday at his home on Richardson Road, which is in rural Nash County with a Spring Hope address. The Nash County Sheriff’s Office accompanied deputies […]

Trump endorses Sandy Smith; Realtors group backs Don Davis

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Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Republican U.S. House candidate Sandy Smith, while the National Association of Realtors has announced its support for her Democratic opponent, Don Davis. Trump gave Smith his blessing on Friday during a Wilmington rally held in support of Senate candidate Ted Budd. Smith and other GOP hopefuls were in attendance. “We’re also joined by several […]

Chloe Scott named Miss Pumpkin Queen

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For five decades local girls have been competing for the honor to represent the area as Spring Hope Miss Pumpkin Queen. This year for the 50th anniversary pageant that would be Chloe Scott. Scott is joined by Carter Etheridge as Little Miss Pumpkin Queen. Scott is the daughter of Chris and Nikki Scott. She was sponsored by Pelican’s SnoBalls LLC […]


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