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Emporia City Council halts Southside Community Corrections funding

The City of Emporia included funding in its FY23 budget for Southside Community Corrections. The City Council recently approved Councilman Woody Harris’ motion to freeze the funding after the termination of the Community Corrections head by Greensville County. Harris said part of the rationale for funding Southside Community Corrections...
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Emporia Police Department identifies 3 suspects in shooting death

The Emporia Police Department identified three suspects concerning the Aug. 2 shooting death of 19-year-old Tavon Johnnie Harris, Jr. According to an EPD press release one15-year-old juvenile has been arrested. Law enforcement is searching for another juvenile and Arkee Necho Porter Jr., 18, of Emporia, in connection to the shooting.
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Emporia National Night Out scheduled Oct. 4

An Emporia tradition is returning this October, as the Emporia Police Department will host National Night Out, an event to bring the Emporia-Greensville community closer to its law enforcement partners. The event will take place the night of Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Veterans Memorial Park in Emporia, and will feature...
EMPORIA, VA
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Classroom construction contract awarded

JACKSON – Progress is being made towards the goal of having all students at Gaston STEM Leadership Academy attend class on the same campus. At their regular meeting here on Aug. 8, the Northampton County Board of Education approved a contract for design build services at the school. Gaston...
GASTON, NC

Teen dead, one other injured in Nash County shooting

WHITAKERS, N.C. (WNCT) — Nash County deputies say a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed early Sunday morning at a large party in Whitakers. Deputies responded at around 1:30 a.m. to the 3600 block of Lonsome Pine Road to a call of a shooting. They found the area where a party of about 200 people […]
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One killed, another hurt in shooting at Nash County house party

Whitakers, N.C. — Nash County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and sent a second person to the hospital. The shooting happened at a party at a home on Lonesome Pine Road in Whitakers. The sheriff's office got a call around 1:30 on Sunday morning concerning multiple shooters at the location.
NASH COUNTY, NC
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Romandetti tells Emporia Rotarians you can undo the bad stuff with exercize

Emporia Physical Therapy owner Michael Romandetti raised eyebrows as the guest speaker at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Emporia Rotary Club. The physical therapist said less than 30% of children get their recommended amount of daily activity. For girls, the number is 15%. One in five adults meets their recommended amount of daily physical activity needs.
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Family mourns 17-year-old shot, killed at Nash County party

Whitakers, N.C. — Nash County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that left a 17-year-old dead and a second person injured on Sunday. The shootings happened at a party at a home on Lonesome Pine Road in Whitakers. The sheriff's office got a call around 1:30 on Sunday morning concerning multiple shooters at the location.
WHITAKERS, NC
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COVID variant puts county in high spread category

A new variant of COVID-19 has put Halifax County and several others back into an orange category which indicates a high level of community spread, according to the Halifax County Health Department. “The latest variant is highly infectious and therefore easily spread,” Health Director Bruce Robistow said. “As we get...
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RRPD investigators believe recent robberies may be connected

Roanoke Rapids police investigators believe two recent robberies may have been committed by the same person. Those robberies include one at the Julian R. Allsbrook Highway Subway on July 30 and the July 22 robbery of Klix Internet Cafe. Kunta Shearin currently faces a count of armed robbery in the...
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