Nash County, NC

Bill divides Rocky Mount’s state senators

Sen. Lisa Barnes, R-Nash, is shown beside Sen. Milton F. "Toby" Fitch, D-Wilson. Barnes represents the Nash County portion of Rocky Mount, while Fitch's Senate district includes the city limits that fall within Edgecombe County. A bill to increase local government accountablity has passed the state Senate, dividing the two...
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Raleigh, NCRocky Mount Telegram

Four suspects charged in shooting in Little Raleigh area

Four men are behind bars on firearms-related charges in connection with a shooting in the early morning hours on Friday along Liberty Street in the Little Raleigh area, authorities and records said. Jha’leel Burnett, Rashon Daniel, Mauricio Whitaker and Corey Williams were arrested after officers conducted a traffic stop after...
Nash County, NCRocky Mount Telegram

Deputies snare three suspects in drug bust

Three Las Vegas men were arrested last week after a traffic stop by Nash County deputies uncovered evidence of drug trafficking, resulting in the seizure of 18 kilos of methamphetamine. Members of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Team attempted to conduct a traffic stop Thursday for a minor...
Crime & SafetyRocky Mount Telegram

Man jailed in stabbing outside hospital

A man is charged with attempted first-degree murder and two assault-related offenses after attacking his father and stepmother outside Nash UNC Health Care and attacking a police officer, authorities and records said. Scottie Alston, 48, was being discharged from the hospital and a stabbing occurred in the parking lot after...

18 kilos of meth seized after chase in Nash County

NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – The Nash County Sheriff’s Office says a chase led to the seizure of 18 kilos of meth last Thursday. In a release, The sheriff’s office says that members of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Team tried to stop a car on Highway 64 and Winstead Avenue in Rocky Mount for a minor traffic violation, and the car initially stopped, which gave deputies enough time to identify the the driver, Yovany Barrientos-Ochoa, and the front seat passenger Jesus Rocha-Cabrera.
GovernmentRocky Mount Telegram

State audit report cites other school district officials for misspent funds

While the recent report by the Office of the State Auditor focused its attention on the actions of former school superintendent Shelton Jefferies, the investigation also revealed other related issues within the school district — issues that school district leaders say have since been corrected. The actions of the school...

Audit shows former North Carolina school superintendent misused taxpayer funds

(The Center Square) – A former North Carolina school system superintendent misused public funds and the system's vehicle, a state audit released Tuesday shows. According to the audit by the North Carolina Office of the State Auditor, former Nash County Public Schools Superintendent Shelton Jefferies violated his contract and the system's spending policies, resulting in $45,690 in unauthorized and questionable expenses.
GovernmentRocky Mount Telegram

State audit reports improper expenses by former school superintendent

State Auditor Beth Wood released an audit report Tuesday about improper financial dealings by Shelton Jefferies, a former superintendent of Nash County Public Schools. “The results of our investigation found that the former superintendent of Nash County Public Schools violated his contract and multiple policies and procedures related to his procurement card and use of a school system vehicle. These violations resulted in $45,690 in unallowed and questionable expenses,” Wood said in her summary of the report.
Nash County, NCRocky Mount Telegram

Man charged with attempted murder in shooting in Hunter's Park area

The Hunter’s Park residential area on the northwest side of the city recently three times became a scene of gunfire. And a man is charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with one of those shootings. Jaquan Harris was arrested for that offense along with injury to real and personal...
Nash County, NCRocky Mount Telegram

William Thomas "Biscoe" Inscoe, Jr.

William Thomas "Biscoe" Inscoe, Jr., age 66, passed away on June, June 12, 2021. Born in Nash County, NC on September 21, 1954, he was the son of the late William Thomas Inscoe, Sr. and Mary Ann Smith Inscoe. Biscoe both lived and loved life to the fullest, never holding back. A true "Bro", he surfed all across the globe for over 50 years and with his encouraging personality, Biscoe created many memories with friends both old and new. He was a man of many talents as he could play a mean guitar, draw from memory alone, or tune and restore an old car to glory just to name a few. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, spending time at the beach as he was an avid outdoorsman, or simply swapping stories with old friends as he was a brother to many. Biscoe will be forever loved and missed by all of those who knew him. Biscoe is survived by his wife of 25 years, Tonya Weaver; his brother, Frank Inscoe and wife Linda; his niece, Mary Griffin Inscoe; his nephews, Frank Parker Inscoe and William Taylor Inscoe; and his dog, Scruffy. A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting

Nash schools seek $45,000 reimbursement from former superintendent

NASHVILLE — A former Nash County school superintendent owes more than $45,000 for travel expense violations, state auditors and the school district’s lawyers say. During his tenure as superintendent from 2016-19, Shelton Jefferies abused the schools’ purchasing and travel policies, according to a 28-page report N.C. State Auditor Beth Wood’s office released Tuesday.
GovernmentRocky Mount Telegram

Public outcry saves trees in Nashville

Concerns voiced by Nashville residents have led to the saving of roughly a dozen trees that line the main thoroughfare of the town, which was designated as a Tree City, USA in 2019 and 2020. Guy Meilleur, a board-certified master arborist based in Durham, on Monday was in Nashville examining...