2024-05-03

Robbery suspect nabbed after 110 mph chase

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Authorities say a robbery suspect led deputies on a chase reaching speeds in excess of 110 mph before jumping a ditch and crashing in a field.  Trequayvon Quindez Farmer, 19, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and larceny of a firearm. In addition to the outstanding armed robbery warrant, Farmer was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, […]

Man gets 3 to 6 years in child sex cases

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A Wilson man received an active prison sentence Tuesday after entering an Alford plea to multiple sex charges involving children. Matthew Owen Flint, 48, formerly an outreach and public services librarian at Barton College, was sentenced to a minimum of three years and one month and a maximum of six years and six months in state prison after pleading guilty […]

‘This is my dream job’: Hayes named Principal of the Year

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Beddingfield High School Principal Jenny Hayes was in for a big surprise Thursday.  Hayes, who has been with the district since 2003, was named Wilson County Schools 2024 Principal of the Year.  “Y’all got me good,” Hayes said through tears.  Her entire study body was inside the gym, cheering her on.  District officials came up with a plan to keep […]

Deed transfers: Wilson County transactions from April 22-26

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The following deed transfers for the week of April 22-26 have been recorded in the Wilson County Register of Deeds Office: From Katherine Jennette Reason to Barton Queen, 5202 and 5210 N.C. Highway 42 E., Elm City, $390,000; From Starlight Homes of North Carolina LLC to Donnette Thomas, 3509 Walker Drive W. Apt. C, Wilson, $240,000; From Starlight Homes of […]

Sunday fundraising event focuses on ALS patient Anne Gray

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The Whirligig Park will be filled with vendors, food trucks, fun activities, raffles and ice buckets Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. as the community comes together to support Anne Gray, former co-owner of Subs Plus on Ward Boulevard, in her battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. “The amount of community support has been really incredible,” event organizer Jordan Umphlett said. […]

Stantonsburg buys old clinic for new town hall

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STANTONSBURG — Residents will soon have a new town hall after the town officially purchased 312 S. Main St. from Duke LifePoint’s Wilson Medical Center for $356,000 last week. Brian Hawley, town manager, said the plan is to replace the existing town hall at 108 E. Commercial Ave. and consolidate the town’s departments into one building. “The property was purchased […]

‘It has to come down’: Protesters call for monument’s removal from courthouse square

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Peaceful protesters united Wednesday and called on county officials to remove a nearly century-old monument from the courthouse square that displays an image of the American flag and Confederate battle flag.  “It has to come down,” said Michael Clanton, pastor of Antioch Outreach Church Ministries in Wilson. “It represents hate to me.”  Around three dozen people gathered in front of […]

Working out of a jam

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Pressure situations can make or break any sports team. In this case the South Granville Vikings baseball team worked out of a first inning jam and went on to defeat the Seaforth Hawks 8-5 in a non conference game. Michael Allen cheered his teammates on from the dugout early in the first inning. Within a matter of minutes he was […]

Historical marker details origins of Rest Haven Cemetery

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Rest Haven Cemetery’s history lies between a cluster of trees on a hill in the middle of the property. That’s where the late Sarah and Jesse Barnes are buried despite there being no grave markers.  The Barnes relatives always heard stories about how their family once owned the 38-acre tract of land now known as Rest Haven Cemetery.  “It was […]

Koonce’s 4 RBIs big for Vikings

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Consistency at the plate has always been a mark of the South Granville softball program and that was showcased with the 11 hits the Vikings used to defeat the Person Rockets 12-1 in the non conference game. Avery Wilson led the team, going 3 for 4 at the plate. Ayden Koonce had a big night for South Granville going 2 […]

Local arrest reports

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Butner Public Safety April 11,, Sgt. B. T. Lomena arrested Daniel Paul Thompson, 50, of Butner, and charged him with possession of schedule II, possession of schedule VI, possession of drug paraphernalia, and speeding. Thompson was issued a secured bond of $7,000 by Magistrate C. P. Bostic and was placed in the Granville County Detention Center.   April 12, littering […]

South Granville seals baseball conference title

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South Granville sealed the Northern Lakes 2A/3A Conference baseball title with a 3-1 win over the  Louisburg Warriors with Brendan Chamberlain on the mound. South Granville took an early lead in the first inning with Ricky Kern reaching on a single. Chamberlain hit into a fielder’s choice that put Kern out at second.  Chamberlain moved to second on a balk […]

Yates hat trick leads Vikings over Vance County

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After a slow first half the South Granville Vikings turned up the intensity and defeated the Vance County Vipers 7-0 on the pitch. South Granville showed signs of hustle in the first half with Maggie Slingwine feeding the ball to Madalyn Yates for a goal. Vance County continued to apply pressure and fire the ball at Jennifer Romero, goalkeeper for […]

Driver breached checkpoint, nearly hit deputies

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A Farmville man faces felony charges after authorities say he drove through a license checkpoint and nearly hit two deputies with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office last week. Tazavian Jonta Webb, 21, of 2784 N.C. 121 in Farmville, faces two counts of felony assault on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon and one count each of felony fleeing […]

Board debates tax increase

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Creedmoor’s commissioners are weighing a possible tax increase for the upcoming fiscal year. The budget and tax rate discussion held during the April 15 work session looked at the situation from many different aspects. Georgana Kicinski, mayor pro tem of Creedmoor, agreed with a statement by Mayor Bobby Wheeler about looking toward the future needs of the citizens and the […]