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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.
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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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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...
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GCSO looking for leads after shooting death in Emporia

The Greensville County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information from the community in regards to a fatal shooting that occurred Monday night in Emporia. At approximately 10:08 p.m. on Monday night, the Sheriff’s Office received a shots fired call in the area of 299-18 Liberty Road in Emporia. Deputies arrived at the scene eight minutes later to find a victim, later identified as Monta’ T. Gray, suffering from a gunshot wound. Gray was transported by ambulance to Bon Secours Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center where he died of his injury.
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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 […]
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DEPUTIES: Stolen pig cooker recovered

HALIFAX COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Eastern Carolina deputies are thanking the public for their help in finding a stolen pig cooker. On Tuesday night, Halifax County deputies were called to the 4000 block of Highway 48 in Roanoke Rapids after someone noticed their pig cooker was gone. The Sheriff’s Office...
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Brunswick Minors Win First Two Games; South Hill Eliminated

The Brunswick All-Stars won their first two contests to move into the driver’s seat of the Dixie Youth District 2 Minor League baseball tournament in Emporia over the weekend. Brunswick topped South Hill 5-2 on Friday evening and then beat Emporia-Greensville 19-14 in a battle of unbeaten teams on...
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Emporia Minors dominate South Hill All-Stars

Under sweltering summer heat, four youth baseball teams in three age brackets gathered on Sunday through Wednesday night for the final stages of the Dixie Youth Baseball All-Stars tournament, held at the Emporia-Greensville Recreation Association’s home field, Meherrin River Park. Sunday’s action at EGRA began with the “minors” class...
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EGRA “O” Zone All-stars fall title game

Just one win away from clinching the O-Zone All-Stars championship, the Clarksville team finished the job by defeating Emporia 8-4 at Ray Williams Field. It marked Clarksville’s second win over Emporia in three days, following a 7-4 win on Sunday night. Clarksville took an early lead in the top...
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Business owner accused of elder exploitation in Roanoke Rapids

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCN) — Police say a Littleton businesswoman is facing three new counts of exploitation of elder/disabled person. They arrested 59-year-old Vivian Pompliano Monday at about 10:52 a.m., about one month since she was previously arrested on May 26. In that incident, a woman told police that...
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Plenty of places to offer help; why not start at home?

I know you have seen all the hurt the world seems to be perpetuating. You want to help, but it all seems too overwhelming. “I can’t see the forest for the trees,” we often say. With so many hurting people, broken families, divisive systems, corrupt leaders and decaying morality, how can we do anything that matters? It seems hopelessness is a breath away in every circumstance. I then try to...
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EGRA Minors advance to final

The trophy for the minors’ division championship was on hand, ready to be presented to Brunswick if it defeated Emporia at Bobby Wilson Field. However, the presentation will have to wait another day, as Emporia kept their title hopes alive with a 10-6 win. The home team got on...
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Mom charged after 4-year-old son accidentally shoots self

HALIFAX COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A Roanoke Rapids woman has been charged in connection with the accidental shooting death of her 4-year-old son. The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office says Shafika Gwynn, 39, was arrested Monday and charged with failing to store a firearm to protect minors. Deputies say the...
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WANTED: Couple spends thousands using stolen credit card

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WITN) - Eastern Carolina police are looking for two people who used a stolen credit card, spending thousands of dollars. Roanoke Rapids police say a man and woman went into a Lowes Home Improvement store and used a credit card that was not theirs. They spent over $2,000. They then went to CVS and spent $400.
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