Nashville, NC

New dollar store to open southwest of city

A new Dollar Tree store will be opening soon on N.C. 97 near the Halifax Road intersection southwest of Rocky Mount. Susan Phelps of Nash County Economic Development said RRMM Architects of Chesapeake, Va., obtained a building permit in March for the store at 10735 E. N.C. 97 and that construction on the site should be completed soon. “This location offers great visibility on a high-traffic road and close proximity...
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Edgecombe Co. investigation leads to drug charges for man

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A man was arrested by Nash County deputies on drug charges stemming from an Edgecombe County investigation. The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office says Tylius Daniels has been charged with selling/delivering heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to sell and deliver heroin, selling and delivering cocaine, possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine, and selling or deliver cocaine within 1,000 feet of a park.

Rocky Mount police arrest man on drug & gun charges

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) - Rocky Mount police have arrested a man on drug and gun charges. The Rocky Mount Police Department says 42-year-old Kenneth Stancil was charged with possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver a schedule-1 controlled substance, possession of a stolen firearm, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for use, storage, or sale of a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

One man & child arrested in Edgecombe Co. shooting; another man still at large

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Edgecombe County deputies say a man is still at large after another man and child were arrested in the case of a shooting. The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office says Johnquavius McKinney has been arrested and charged with possession of a stolen firearm, carrying a concealed gun, simple possession of schedule VI substance, resisting, obstructing, and delaying. He is jailed on a $7,500 secured bond.

Former downtown official sought to aid Main Street program

Near the end of the recent Central City Revitalization Panel meeting, Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO David Farris suggested seeing if Tierra Norwood could be brought in as a contract employee to spearhead regaining accredited status for Rocky Mount’s Main Street program. “That was my exact thought,” panel member Jean Kitchin said. Norwood worked for a time as the municipal downtown development coordinator. ...

Giveaways help prepare students for school

Multiple events last weekend paired helping hands with helping hearts to provide back to school supplies to local children along with other means of support. The Opportunities Industrialization Center on Friday continued a seven-year tradition by giving out 250 supply kits with folders, notebooks, pencils, pens, glue sticks and loose-leaf paper during its annual Community Appreciation Day. OIC Chief Health Operations Officer Sherri Bryant said the giveaway was the final...

Fire damages Wilson duplex

A fire in a Wilson duplex displaced an occupant Wednesday. According to a report from Deputy Chief Jim Campbell of Wilson Fire/Rescue Services, the call came in at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday after a structure fire was reported at 403 College St. NE,which is along the southwest side of Maplewood Cemetery. “Crews arrived on the scene to find a single-story (1,260 […] The post Fire damages Wilson duplex first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.

Report released on deadly Wilson crash

WILSON, N.C. (WNCN)—Wilson Police have released a report on a deadly Wilson crash that happened Sunday when a vehicle crashed into a Hardee’s. About 9:47 a.m. on August 14, police said Jesse Lawrence, 78, of Wilson crashed his silver SUV into the Hardee’s on Forest Hills Road near Walmart. This happened after the vehicle “accelerated […]

New COVID-19 cases gradually declining across area

The number of new COVID-19 infections in the Twin Counties reported to state health officials has dropped from the previous week’s figures. Nash County COVID-19 infections reported to the state Department of Health and Human Services have shown a steady decline since mid-July. The Nash County Department of Health and Human Services reported that for the week ending Tuesday, there were 234 new cases of COVID-19. The previous week it...

Cooperative extension seeks vendors for 30th Harvest Days

Halifax County Cooperative Extension is seeking food and product vendors for the 30th anniversary Harvest Days festival, which will be held at the 4-H Rural Life Center on Friday, October 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., specifically for fourth- and fifth-grade students from any county public, charter, private or home schools.

Suspect in 2 shootings held on $1.2M bond

Police say a Wilson man is accused in two shootings — one last month and one last weekend.  Marcus Nyzeir Barnes, 19, is charged in a July 21 shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and a Sunday afternoon shooting on Cone Street. Police say Barnes shot a teenage girl in the neck on Sunday. The 17-year-old victim was taken […] The post Suspect in 2 shootings held on $1.2M bond first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.

NCDOT Mourns Employee Killed While Working

The department is mourning one of our own. Anna Bradshaw was killed last week while working to remove a fallen tree posing a hazard to drivers along U.S. 264 Alternate in Wilson County. As a reminder, slow down and be alert in any work zone or situation when workers are...

Friday (and Saturday) night lights return to Wilson County

Renowned country music artist Kenny Chesney won’t be making a sojourn to Wilson County this weekend, but the Boys of Fall will be back nonetheless.  After nearly three weeks of practices, intra-squad battles and scrimmages against other teams from around the area, the 2022 NCHSAA fall football season starts for real Friday night, and teams all across the Times readership […] The post Friday (and Saturday) night lights return to Wilson County first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.

Council OKs $770K bid to renovate Business Services Center

The City Council earlier this week approved awarding a bid of $770,000 by a contractor to renovate the municipal Business Services Center slantways across South Franklin Street from City Hall. The vote came moments after a comment by a councilman and a rebuttal by another councilman. Mohammad Construction of Raleigh, which is a minority-owned business, submitted the lowest bid, with the other bid having been $849,000 submitted by H.G. Reynolds...

Inspection calls for ER reforms at Wilson Medical Center

When surveyors returned to Wilson Medical Center in mid-July for a follow-up visit, they lifted the hospital’s immediate jeopardy status. But surveyors also found noncompliance and deficiencies in several areas, including the emergency department.  Surveyors conducted a July follow-up visit to determine if the hospital was following its plan of correction for Medicare rule violations and deficiencies noted in a […] The post Inspection calls for ER reforms at Wilson Medical Center first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.

New Eatmon Townhomes increase affordable housing and community resilience in Wilson, N.C.

Congressional, state and local leaders joined the Wilson Housing Authority on Wednesday to celebrate the opening of Eatmon Townhomes, a new public housing project that will meet essential community needs while increasing resilience during future natural disasters. The project was made possible by more than $2.7 million in federal disaster recovery funding provided through the Community Development Program of the N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR). To date, the NCORR program has committed more than $71.3 million in funding to projects that will create more than 1,000 affordable rental units, both in public housing and in private multi-family developments in storm-impacted regions of the state.

Police hunt for gunman who shot man midday in Rocky Mount

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities are hunting for the person who shot a man in Rocky Mount midday. The Rocky Mount Police Department said officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation at about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. Jaison Jones, 27, was listed in stable condition at ECU Medical on Tuesday...