Wilson, NC

Man Charged With Embezzling Over $100,000 From 91 Year-Old Victim

KENLY – An investigation by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of a Kenly man on embezzlement and exploitation charges. Robert Alan Moore, age 64, of Scott Road was arrested September 26 following a three month investigation. Authorities allege Moore stole more than $100,000...

BBQ Throw Down to return to city

Downtown’s longtime signature event is set for the evening of Oct. 7 and most of the day on Oct. 8. The 2022 Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down will be held on the lawn of the Helen P. Gay Rocky Mount Historic Train Station and attendees will get to see cooks preparing their juiciest and tastiest barbecue. The event is authorized by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and serves as one...

Felon with long record arrested on firearms charge

A man with an extensive prior record, including of violence, is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, police and records said. Alfonzo Moore, 51, was arrested on Sept. 9 for having a 12-gauge shotgun and he is due today in Nash County District Court, the court records said. The Telegram found out about the arrest of Moore by backtracking the Police to Citizen online link to postings...

COVID cases still declining ahead of expected surge

New COVID-19 cases remain on the decline in the Twin Counties, at least for now. Fall is here and so too is cold and flu season. Unfortunately, cooler temperatures also drive up COVID-19 infections and there is a new variant circulating that could prove to be resistant to antibodies from prior infections and the latest vaccines. In Nash County, 121 new cases of COVID-19 were reported to the state Department...

Student found with handgun at Middlesex Elementary

A student was found to have a loaded firearm on Wednesday at Middlesex Elementary School in the far southwestern part of Nash County, and the county sheriff’s office is investigating. Maj. Eddie Moore of the sheriff’s office said Wednesday night in a news release that a student reported to the school staff that another student was in possession of a gun. The school administration and the school staff immediately responded...

Gryphons earn first league victory, end Nash Central win streak

Rocky Mount ended Nash Central’s three-game win streak and earned its first Big East 2A/3A Conference victory in the process with a 16-7 triumph over the Bulldogs on Thursday night at Gryphons Stadium. Rocky Mount improved to 1-1 in the conference and 4-2 overall, while Nash Central emerged 2-1 in the league and 4-2 overall. A punt block and recovery in the end zone for a touchdown by Sebreyon Gibson...

Drug arrests often can serve as interventions

Day after day when the goal is to get as high as possible, searching for a powerful drug to feed an intense craving always poses the risk of death. That’s how narcotics investigators with the Nash County Sheriff’s Office describe the horrors of opioid addiction. Dealing with these addicts, the crimes they commit, the criminals that prey on them and the acts of violence that are a part of everyday...

Goldsboro police investigating after four shot

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — Goldsboro police said four people were shot Tuesday night. Police responded just after 11 p.m. to the 1200 block of Olivia Lane in reference to a report of a shooting. Police discovered four people had been shot. Three were found at the scene while a fourth person was taken to the […]

Cross Country: Knights setting the pace in Big East

RED OAK — The cross country teams from Northern Nash High School continue to set the pace in the Big East 2A/3A Conference after five league events this season. The Knights captured the team championships during a conference meet held at Red Oak Middle School on Wednesday. Northern Nash won the boys race with 37 points by placing all seven of its runners in the top 20. ...

Imperial Centre presents new art exhibits

The Maria V. Howard Arts Center at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will present two new art exhibits. The featured exhibits include The Pollinator Project by artist Ingrid Erickson as well as the Pastel Society of North Carolina’s annual exhibition, which features 21 artists. Erickson’s work features intricate, delicate paper cut insects in display boxes as well as an impressive installation piece of butterflies. ...

Suspect named, reward offered in Monday’s Duplin County murder

DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Deputies have named a suspect in Monday’s deadly shooting in Duplin County. There is a $1,000 reward being offered for information that leads to the arrest of Antonio Hodges. The 44-year-old Goldsboro man is wanted for the murder of Vincent Woodley, Jr. Woodley was...

Selma got its wish; damage followed

SELMA — Luke Combs sings “Be careful what you wish for.” Selma leaders could be singing the same tune. When they loosened rules for use of the Selma Civic Center, town leaders aimed to increase rentals. They got what they wished for. But “with the influx of rentals, we have seen damage to the facility,” Parks and Recreation Director Alyssa […] The post Selma got its wish; damage followed first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.

Statement on NCWU Homecoming Postponement

ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA – Due to the threat of severe weather approaching the Rocky Mount area, North Carolina Wesleyan University has made the decision to move the Saturday, October 1 football game against LaGrange College to 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 30. In addition, the University has postponed most of its Homecoming festivities originally scheduled for this weekend. The Alumni Golf Outing at 1:00 p.m. and Athletic Hall of Fame at 7:00 p.m. on Friday will still take place as planned.

Downtown lighting study to enter next phase

Interim City Manager Peter Varney earlier this week told the City Council some of the work has been done on a study to have more lighting downtown. The engineering firm RGrid Power of Wake Forest is in charge of the study. Varney said the inventory work part of the study has been completed, with the firm having evaluated 66 blocks. The finding of that part of the study showed the...

Garner, September 30 High School 🏈 Game Notice

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Man charged with breaking into refrigerated food truck

A local man with an extensive prior record is charged with felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, specifically a refrigerated food storage truck belonging to Williams Foods on the northern side of downtown, and also is charged with misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia and resisting a public officer, police and records said. Maurice Hendricks was arrested on Sept. 19, police spokesman Cpl. Ricky Jackson told the Telegram in email correspondence. ...