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Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Longtime Edgecombe commissioner dies at 82

February 23, 2019

Jonathan Kerr Felton Sr., 82, who served Edgecombe County residents for nearly 50 years, first as a member of the Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees and then as a member of the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners, died Thursday at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital.

By order of county…


Driver thrown from vehicle in wreck

February 23, 2019

A man who was thrown from his vehicle in a one-car rollover accident was lucky enough to escape with his life.

The Battleboro Community Volunteer Fire Department, Edgecombe County EMS, Edgecombe County deputies and state troopers were dispatched to the 4300 block of Battleboro-Leggett Road at about…


Used car dealer upgrades offerings

February 22, 2019

A used car dealer said there's nothing more enjoyable for him than to get a loan approved on reasonable terms for a customer who didn't believe he or she could purchase an automobile.

“And when somebody hugs my neck and tells me, 'Thank you,' that is better than any commission anybody…


Probe into officer-involved shooting continues

February 22, 2019

The investigation by state and local authorities of the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Jonathan Ramirez by Nash County law enforcement officers on Feb. 9 in Bailey continues. 

“This was the first officer-involved shooting involving the Nash County Sheriff’s Office in a…