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Nash deputies arrest man for burglarizing girlfriend’s residence
A Wilson man with a prior record is jailed under a six-digit bond in the Nash County Detention Center on charges he broke into his girlfriend's home in the southern part of the county, stole money and obstructed deputies seeking to take him into custody, authorities said. Jamel McNair, 32, was charged with felony first-degree burglary, felony larceny, felony breaking and entering, misdemeanor damage to property and misdemeanor resisting an officer, Maj. Eddie Moore of the county sheriff’s office said on Monday in a news...
Deputies use taser on man; caught on doorbell cam breaking into girlfriend’s home
NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Deputies in one Eastern Carolina county say a man was caught on a doorbell camera breaking into the home of his girlfriend over the weekend. Nash County deputies have charged Jamel McNair with first degree burglary. They were notified that a home was broken into...
Three people shot in Rocky Mount as nightclubs let out
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) - Police are investigating after three people were shot following a fight early Sunday. Rocky Mount police said that around 2:31 a.m. officers in the area of Northeast Main Street heard several gunshots. Officers went to the 100 block of Northeast Main Street where they said...
Rocky Mount police investigate multiple overnight shootings
Rocky Mount Police are investigating after a busy night of gun violence that left five people injured
Masked duo with gun rob Dollar General in Nash County; deputies seek ID of pair
CASTALIA, N.C. (WNCN) — Deputies in Nash County are asking for the public’s help identifying two suspects in an armed robbery over the weekend. The incident took place Saturday around 9:30 p.m. at the Dollar General at North N.C. 58 and Edwards Road just southeast of Castalia, according to a news release from the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.
Former student opens fire at a private religious school in Nashville — killing 6
Nashville is mourning victims of Monday's school shooting as police try to figure out the motive of the 28-year-old shooter, who was killed by police. Three children and 3 adults were killed. Tony Gonzalez, a reporter in Nashville since July 2011, covers city news, features inspiring people, and seeks out...
Nash commissioners budget retreat begins Tuesday
The Nash County Board of Commissioners is holding a two-day budget retreat starting 9 a.m. Tuesday and continuing at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. The retreat is being held this year at Smith’s Pavilion, 3713 N. Halifax Road in the town of Dortches. The meeting is open to the public. It also will be streamed on Nash County’s YouTube channel. Videos of the meetings will be saved to the channel for viewing later. ...
Local man facing list of traffic violations after chase
A Rocky Mount man halted on U.S. 64 near East Raleigh Boulevard on Friday later sped away, led police on a chase and ended up in a wreck at N.C. 97 and Cool Spring Road. Vince Stewart Jr., 26, was charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, driving while impaired and reckless driving, the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday in a posting on Facebook. ...
Traffic stop in Pitt County snares Rocky Mount man in drug bust
A multi-jurisdictional traffic stop in Pitt County led to the arrest of a Rocky Mount man and the seizure of cocaine and marijuana, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported. Detectives and deputies with the agency’s Special Operations and K9 Units were joined by the Rocky Mount Police Department Special Operations Unit and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in conducting a traffic stop on N.C. 43 just outside of Falkland at 1:46 p.m. Thursday, a news release said. ...
Nash County board chairman: Too early to assign blame in child's death
Nash County board Chairman Robbie Davis said it's too early to assign blame in the wake of a state investigation into the local Department of Social Services' role in the Feb. 7 beating death of an 8-year-old Nashville girl. The state DHHS investigation indicates the county DSS had the opportunity to remove Christal Lane and her siblings from the care of their grandmother, Patricia Ricks on Dec. 19 after officials from Coopers Elementary School called DSS to report evidence of child abuse — wounds on...
Nash County Sheriff’s Office looking for robbery suspects
NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Deputies in one county here in the East are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men involved in a late-night robbery. The Nash County Sheriff’s Office says that two men entered a Dollar General at North NC 58 and Edwards Road near Castalia with a gun and demanded money.
3 charged after North Carolina deputies break up cockfighting event
Three men have been arrested for cock fighting after deputies interrupted one of their events Saturday morning, according to the Nash County Sheriff's Office.
City warns about utility bill phone scams
The City of Rocky Mount is urging customers to be cautious of scammers. Utility scammers may falsely identify themselves as city employees and threaten to disconnect services unless the customer makes a payment over the phone. Scammers may also falsely claim to help customers save money on their energy bills as an attempt to gain personal information. ...
Nash deputies investigate robbery of Dollar General
The Dollar General store southeast of Castalia was robbed on Saturday night, and the Nash County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Two men entered the business at the junction of N.C. 58 and Edwards Road and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, Maj. Eddie Moore of the sheriff’s office told the Telegram on Sunday. Later on Sunday, the sheriff’s office posted via Facebook a still image taken from security camera...
Nash County man plans BBQ and chili cook-off to benefit cancer patients
NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Can you make the best barbecue on your block or cook an amazing bowl of chili?. If so, there’s a contest coming up in Nash County, but it’s not just about the food. The organizer says his main goal is helping cancer patients.
Six apprehended after nighttime disturbance downtown
Half a dozen people, including one with a record, were arrested after a ruckus last weekend in the downtown business district, police and documents said. Officers at first responded the night of March 18 to what were multiple calls about intoxicated people creating disturbances, police Sgt. Jarrod Edmonds told the Telegram via email on Thursday. The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office also was contacted and deputies responded to help officers amid...
Pastor returns home to establish church
For more than 24 years, Frank Henderson has traveled North Carolina to plant churches, staying two to three years at each location to ensure that the roots of a new church were deeply embedded in a community before leaving to start the process all over again in a new community. On March 26, Henderson will celebrate the one-year anniversary of a church that he says is his final planting. While he is not quite the proverbial prodigal son, his nomad days are behind him as...
Girl attacked by pit bull while waiting for school bus in Halifax County, sheriff says
HALIFAX, N.C. (WNCN) — A 14-year-old girl was attacked by a pit bull Friday morning at a school bus stop. The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office told CBS 17 that the attack happened around 6:30 a.m. at a stop in the 5000 block of Heathsville Road which is about nine miles northwest of Enfield.
State Black officials' group to hold conference in city
The N.C. Association of Black Elected Municipal Officials has chosen Rocky Mount as the site of the association’s 2023 summer conference. The general plans of the association, referred to as NCBEMO, were discussed on March 13 during the City Council work session. “We were on the coast last summer and the coast was nice, but they talked about how good and how pleasant of a place Rocky Mount was in...
LODD: N.C. fire chief dies of apparent heart attack after feeling ill during training
OAK CITY, N.C. — Oak City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Minton “Butch” Beach, 68, died on March 22, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. On March 13, Beach had attended training at the fire station. He began to feel unwell during training and went home. Sometime later, fire department members checked on him, and he was still feeling bad.
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