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May 26, 2018

Rocky Mount Interim Police Chief Willie Williams acknowledged when he agreed to take over the force on a temporary basis that something different needed to be done to help with the issue of crime that has plagued the reputation of the city.

In an effort to continue the police…


Missing woman found safe

May 22, 2018

A missing Rocky Mount woman was located Monday night in Wake Forest.

Rocky Mount police Cpl. Brad Summerlin said Akia Denise Freeman, 21, was found safe and unharmed around 11:30 p.m. Monday night by Wake Forest police officers.

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons had issued a Silver Alert on…


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…