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Police investigate early-morning shooting in Roanoke Rapids

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCN) — Roanoke Rapids police are working to learn who shot a man early Sunday morning. Reports say they were called to the scene on the 1200 block of Julian Allsbrook Highway at about 1:45 a.m. in reference to shots fired outside of a KLIX internet café.
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Roanoke Rapids Police looking for suspect in Saturday shooting

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCN) — Investigators with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department are looking for the person they say shot a man early Saturday morning. At about 2:42 a.m., Officer C. Majette was called to a home on the 100 block of Hamilton St. in reference to a person being shot, according to a release.
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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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Police chief: ‘Not going to arrest way out of this’

HENDERSON — A multitude of stones were turned Thursday evening through the course of a two-hour Stop Gun Violence Community Forum inside the old Eaton-Johnson school gym. Citizens along with city and Vance County leaders engaged in dialogue about not only guns, but the root causes of violent crime in the community and how to combat it, parenting and why many of them are proud to call Henderson home, among other topics that were explored.
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RRPD investigates two weekend shootings

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is investigating two shootings — one which occurred early this morning and another which occurred early Saturday morning. Chief Bobby Martin said this morning the shootings, in which the victims sustained no life-threatening injuries, are unrelated. He declined to comment on the motive. This...
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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 […]
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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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Remembering 'Cotton' Clayton

HENDERSON — With a nickname like “Cotton,” Lawrence Clayton wasn’t likely to be easily forgotten. But his elite prowess as both a high school and collegiate athlete have cemented his name in not only Vance County sports lore but on a statewide level and beyond. Clayton...
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Wise Independence Day Parade and Festival planned

The small Warren County community of Wise is dressed in its patriotic finery, with American flags lining U.S. 1 in preparation for the traditional Independence Day Parade and Festival. This year celebration will be especially meaningful because it marks the return of the annual event after a two-year absence due...
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Supreme Court Starts Gutting EPA; Could Your Car’s Emissions Be Next?

Supreme Court says, essentially, that the EPA can't regulate pollution. Earlier the same week, EPA put a guy in jail for a year for selling emissions defeat devices. Maybe he should appeal to the Supreme Court. Does this mean EPA will eventually eliminate auto emissions?. It’s conceivable—who knows?—that your car...
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Robin Edd Lancaster

Surrounded by love and comfort, Robin Edd Lancaster, 49, passed away peacefully the morning of July 1, 2022 at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville. Since his cancer diagnosis in October 2019, he approached his treatment with fortitude and heart, seeking to maximize the longevity of the life he loved living.
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