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Four men busted on drug charges

Nash County deputies with help from Rocky Mount police confiscated heroin, opioid pills, firearms and marijuana after executing a search warrant Monday at a residence in the 1800 block of Toms Trail in the Cross Creek area on the north side of the city. Four men were charged with trafficking in heroin and other illegal drug-related offenses and two of them were charged with firearms-related offenses. Elijah Caudle, 24, was...
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Lights, camera, action!

HENDERSON — It’s not every day you see film cameras and boom microphones set up on Henderson’s sidewalks. For the next few weeks however, you might. Big Bam Productions is producing a short film called “High Hope,” which will explore a family in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, their struggles and their resilience, Executive Producer Crishna Murray said.
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Man arrested on federal firearms charge linked to 2021 shooting

One of four men recently indicted for a federal firearms-related offense had been arrested on a charge of attempted first-degree murder, in connection with a shooting more than a year and a month ago in the Hunter’s Park residential area on the northwest side of the city. Jaquan Harris, 27, was charged June 7 by a grand jury in U.S. District Court with possession of a firearm by a felon. ...

Man injured after shooting in Zebulon

Zebulon, N.C. — The Zebulon Police Department said Monday it is investigating a shooting in that left a man injured. Police said officers responded to reports of a shooting on West Sycamore Street Monday. Officers found a man, a passenger of a car, with a gunshot wound to his...

Woman killed in single-car crash in Zebulon

Zebulon, N.C. — A 28-year-old woman died in a single-car crash in Zebulon on Monday morning. The wreck occurred around 1 a.m. on Shepard School Road, just north of Highway 64. State troopers said the woman was driving too fast when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed...

Fraternity chapter hosts annual cooking event

Sizzling Southern soul food, a sausage-cooking competition for bragging rights and free food for children were the highlights Saturday of Real Men Kook for Kids, a fundraiser co-sponsored by the Rocky Mount Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region. Fraternity President John Batts said Kappa Alpha Psi has conducted the Kook for Kids every year since 2013, and that it is their biggest fundraiser of the year. ...

Auto repair shop owner facing more elder exploitation charges

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WITN) - Police in one Eastern Carolina town say there have been more charges brought against the owner of an auto repair shop for elder exploitation. Roanoke Rapids police say Vivian Pompliano is facing three more counts of exploitation of elder/disabled person. The Littleton woman was first...

Wife charged in husband's shooting

A Rocky Mount man is in critical condition at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville after being shot in the back with a small-caliber firearm in the early morning hours Friday and his wife was arrested at the scene. Maj. Eddie Moore of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday in a news release that deputies were dispatched at 5:41 a.m. Friday to 7473 Jessica Way in Rocky Mount, the residence of the victim and the suspect, in reference to a shooting. ...

SILVER ALERT: Cancelled for Rocky Mount man

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) - The Silver Alert for a Rocky Mount man was cancelled early Monday morning. A statewide Silver Alert was issued Sunday night for 72-year-old Robert Coppage. He is described as 5′ 11″ and 140 pounds with short, gray hair and green eyes. Police said...

Momentum derailed: Rocky Mount 12U girls force third game, but fall to Pitt County in district title series

WINTERVILLE – Two lingering questions remained after the second game of the Little League District 4 Softball Tournament Thursday night. Would Rocky Mount’s 12U all-star team carry momentum over to the decisive third game after staving off elimination, or would Pitt County’s girls use the unlikely circumstances that led to the Game Two loss to fuel their title aspirations? The latter proved to be true. ...

Bandits drop two of three over weekend

After splitting a doubleheader with long-time rival, Wake Forest Fungo on Friday night at Municipal Stadium, winning the first game 8-4 before dropping the nightcap, 3-2, the Tarboro River Bandits (11-4, 4-2) dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season. Saturday night, Edenton’s Steamers (10-4, 14-0) took a 12-4 win over the Bandits to claim sole possession of first place in the PCL. It was Edenton’s eighth straight win and second in a row over the Bandits. ...