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Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Fire damages historic school near Whitakers

March 29, 2017

Fire destroyed part of a historic Nash County school Wednesday just outside of Whitakers.

Firefighters from Whitakers Volunteer Fire Department, Battleboro Community Volunteer Fire Department and Salem Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 6 a.m. at the former North Whitakers…


Attorney general targets opioids

March 29, 2017

NASHVILLE — North Carolina’s top law enforcement official made a special visit to Nashville to talk about the state’s drug problem and the efforts to fight it.

N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein met with a dozen local officials Tuesday at the Claude Mayor Jr. Administration…


Charter school launches first senior class

March 29, 2017

TARBORO — The first senior class at North East Carolina Prep School already has won more than $1,200,000 in scholarship money as students head off to colleges in the fall.

The charter school expects to graduate 57 students in its graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. May 26 at the Keihin…


Four tractor-trailers damaged in traffic wreck

March 28, 2017

A wreck involving four tractor-trailers at the Nash-Halifax county line early Tuesday morning sent one person to the hospital.

N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Keeter said troopers responded to the wreck at 2:48 a.m. near mile-marker 154 on Interstate 95. He said the wreck was set off when the…