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June 25, 2018

PINETOPS — During a church service at Thornes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Rocky Mount one Sunday morning, Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson was approached by a young man with ambitions to become a deputy.

In the weeks and months that followed that initial conversation, Atkinson…


Police mourn officer killed in crash

June 25, 2018

A Twin Counties law enforcement officer was killed in a fatal wreck Saturday on the eve of a ceremony to honor a deputy who was killed in a similar manner earlier this year.

Rocky Mount Senior Police Officer Christopher Driver died in a collision with a commercial vehicle while on duty in his…


Slayings still haunt retired sheriff

June 24, 2018

WINSOR — A now-infamous police sketch may have helped a brutal killer slip away 25 years ago, according to a local law enforcement officer who worked the multiple-murder case.

A still-unknown suspect hid inside the Be-Lo grocery store on South Granville Street on the night of June 6, 1993.…


Police seek gunman in hotel robbery

June 24, 2018

Rocky Mount police are investigating a robbery at a local hotel this past week.

Cpl. Brad Summerlin of the Rocky Mount Police Department said officers are looking for a man who robbed the Quality Inn North at 7797 N.C. 48 about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Battleboro community. Summerlin said…