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May 21, 2018

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for Akia Denise Freeman of Rocky Mount, who is considered a missing endangered woman.

Local residents are asked to be on the lookout for Freeman, 21, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive…


Police seek suspect in dine-and-dash

May 20, 2018

A customer celebrated Cinco de Mayo this year by ripping off a Mexican Restaurant in Rocky Mount.

Police are still looking for a customer who ran up a bill May 5 at San Jose Tacos & Tequila on North Wesleyan Boulevard — then skipped out on the check. The customer ordered a taco, three…


Fugitives sometimes disappear

May 13, 2018

Coffee and chores: William Manning began his Saturday like any other. The Spring Hope farmer planned to cook slop for his hogs. But at 82 years old, Manning needed help with chopping and hauling firewood.

Manning spotted a young man walking along a rural road, pulled over his pickup and offered to…


Man charged in nursing home slaying

May 11, 2018

An aging registered sex offender accused of raping a fellow nursing home resident has now been charged with murder in the strangulation of another elderly woman at the Tarboro facility.

Trenneth Axel Pace, 60, has been arrested by the Tarboro Police Department on a count of first-degree murder in…