May 21, 2017

A sweeping local drug bust has landed more than a dozen people in jail or on the run, authorities announced Saturday.

The Tar River Regional Drug Task Force has charged 17 people with a slew of drug counts including selling heroin and cocaine, Nash County Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said.

Raids and…

Dynamite found in Nash tobacco barn

May 19, 2017

A Nash County road was temporarily closed Thursday after an explosive discovery.

Nash County deputies responded to a report of a box of dynamite found at 10:30 a.m. in a tobacco barn off N.C. 231 near Middlesex. They said Raleigh resident and former Nash County resident Everett Strickland told them…

Three drug suspects busted

May 19, 2017

Three residents of the Battleboro community are facing a myriad of charges after being arrested Thursday at a local motel.

Tar River Regional Drug Task Force officers on patrol Thursday found a vehicle owned by a known drug suspect parked at the Econo Lodge off Interstate 95 at exit 145. The…

Man charged with indecent exposure

May 17, 2017

A Franklin County man is facing indecent exposure charges in Nash County.

Nash County deputies received complaints from callers on five separate occasions between May 5 and May 13 that a man was flashing drivers on the westbound side of U.S. 64 beginning at mile marker 448. Capt. Eddie Moore said…