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Emporia man arrested on drug possession charges

LAWRENCEVILLE – Tony Antwan Atkins, 40, from Emporia, is charged with possession of a Schedule I, II Controlled Substance, driving under the influence of alcohol and refusal of a blood or breath test on June 26. Captain Brad Evans with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said Sergeant A.W. Connell...
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Plans proceed to change Murfreesboro Bypass

WINTON – After studying several options, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will proceed with an access management / safety project for the Murfreesboro Bypass. Win Bridgers, NCDOT Division One Engineer, confirmed that information as part of his presentation here last week at the regularly scheduled meeting on...
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‘Tears of happiness’: 5-year-old survivor of deadly Currituck crash finally leaves hospital

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Kayden Johnson, a 5-year-old from Emporia, was the lone survivor of a two-vehicle crash on Caratoke Highway on March 25. After over three months in the hospital and three spine surgeries, Kayden is paralyzed from the waist down. Kayden’s grandfather, 55-year-old Kenneth Lucy, and the other driver, 73-year-old Rodney Minton, were […]
CURRITUCK COUNTY, NC
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Dr. Riddick receives UNC Diversity Award

CHAPEL HILL – A local man credits his upbringing in a rural environment that helped pave the way for him to earn a prestigious honor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Christopher Riddick was recognized with the Alumni Award, part of the 2022 Diversity Awards...
CHAPEL HILL, NC
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Emporia-Greensville Chamber holds farmers market “after hours” event

The Emporia Farmers Market Open House Business After Hours may not have gone quite according to plan, but dozens of people still found their way to the event for an evening of socializing. In past years, the open house -- a joint venture between the City of Emporia and the...
EMPORIA, VA
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Jean Farr Councill, June 30

Jean was affectionately known as “Jeanie” by her family and friends. She was born on March 18, 1933, in Ahoskie, NC to John Deans Gatling and Louise Ruffin Gatling. After being raised in Franklin, VA she attended James Madison University, graduating in 1953, before pursuing further graduate degrees from the University of Virginia, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC
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James Cloud “Cloudy Bill” Lucy

James Cloud “Cloudy Bill” Lucy, age 84, of Emporia, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Born and raised in Freeman, he was the son of the late John James and Ruby Daniel Lucy. He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Anderson Lucy, and a sister, Shirley Lucy Trent. Mr. Lucy retired after more than 30 years at Rochester Button Company. He enjoyed dancing, fishing, socializing, meeting new friends, and telling stories. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren who were his pride and joy. He is survived by his daughters, Sharon Lucy Sheldon and husband, Steve, and Jennifer Lucy Moody and husband, Dwayne; grandchildren, Whitney Davis (Michael), Morgan Best, James Russell Moody, and Jackson Moody; a great-grandson, Alden Davis.
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Woman faces meth counts following stop

A Roanoke Rapids woman was charged with counts related to methamphetamine possession following a traffic stop Wednesday night. Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin said Officer C. Roberts was in the area of West Tenth Street around 9:45 p.m. when he noticed a vehicle with a lighting issue pass him.
ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC
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Rocky Mount neighbors: Obituaries for July 2

Read through the obituaries published today in Franklin News Post. (1) update to this series since Updated 19 min ago. Abe W. Essig October 25, 1931 - June 26, 2022 On Sunday, June 26, 2022, Abe W. Essig passed peacefully in the home he loved deeply in Hilton H…
ROCKY MOUNT, VA
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John Hugh Bazemore

John Hugh Bazemore died on June 27, 2022 at the age of 84. He was the only son of Hugh and Bertha Willoughby Bazemore. His sisters Margaret Callis and Mary Ann Phelps are deceased. Survivors are his wife of 62 years, Merle Council Bazemore, son Brad (Lisa) and daughters Lisa...
ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC
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Chamber to celebrate Independence Day at Emporia's Veterans Park

By 3 p.m. Monday, July 4, the vendors will have already set shop at Emporia’s Veterans Memorial Park as the United States celebrates its 246th birthday. It marks the beginning of the annual Emporia-Greensville Chamber of Commerce ‘An Afternoon in the Park’ event. EGCC Executive Director Nancy...
EMPORIA, VA

Norfolk man arrested after barricade situation in Franklin

FRANKLIN, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk man has been arrested following a barricade situation in Franklin Tuesday evening. According to Franklin Police, officers responded to the 600 block of Cameron Street around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday regarding a call about a man with two guns threatening a woman. Officials say the woman was able to flee […]
FRANKLIN, VA
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Details released on fatal crash

AHOSKIE – Details of Saturday’s fatal accident on NC 11 have been released by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol following their investigation. That crash claimed the life of 22-year-old Jaden Sessoms of Ahoskie. According to NCSHP Sgt. S. Richardson, Sessoms was operating a 2017 Mercedes passenger car...
AHOSKIE, NC
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Emporia City Council tables GCPS request

The Emporia City Council had plenty of discussion regarding a request from GCPS Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Edwards to have $775,000 reappropriated into the FY23 operating budget. When it was all said and done, the City’s governing body took no action. The funding was initially put into motion for the...
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