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Saturday, March 23, 2019
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Keel returned to face murder charge

March 23, 2019

NASHVILLE — A Nash County man wanted on a charge of first-degree murder of his wife is behind bars in Nashville.

Lynn Keel, 57, was brought to the Nash County Sheriff’s Office for booking late Friday afternoon after he was extradited from Arizona, where he had been apprehended by state…


School custodian faces gun charges

March 22, 2019

A now-former custodian at a school in Edgecombe County is facing criminal charges, including a felony offense, after having been discovered to have a firearm on school property while he was on the job earlier this week, authorities said.

Jerome Faison Jr. on Monday allegedly made threats to the…


Annual event supports school group

March 22, 2019

Pa­trons at 55 area restau­rants sup­ported Com­mu­ni­ties in Schools of the Rocky Mount Re­gion on Thurs­day whether they knew it or not.

“We had for­got­ten that it was Dine Out Thurs­day when we came here to­day,” said JoAnn…


Local spelling bee champ crowned

March 21, 2019

Victory was sweet Wednesday night for 12-year-old Janzen Haynes as he earned the title of Spelling Champion with the word “maraschino.”

Haynes’s victory took place at the Advancement Spelling Bee, which was held in the Dunn Center on the campus of N.C. Wesleyan College.…