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December 07, 2016

A traffic stop Monday in Castalia landed two Wilson County residents behind bars facing drug charges.

The Tar River Regional Drug Task Force stopped a white Ford F-150 at 5:15 p.m. on Red Bud Road near Highway 58 in Castalia for displaying a fake license plate. The vehicle was searched after being…


Traffic stop leads to drug bust

December 07, 2016

A Rocky Mount man was arrested on a drug charge late Monday after a traffic stop.

Rocky Mount police stopped a vehicle at 10:35 p.m. at 3800 Sunset Ave. for having s headlight out, said police Cpl. Bard Summerlin. When the vehicle was stopped, the driver, Joseph Keith Avent, 30, of Rocky Mount…


Suspect robs store with fake gun

December 04, 2016

A local convenience store was robbed Monday by a suspect wielding a fake gun.

The robbery occurred about 3 p.m. at the Kangaroo Express on the 3600 block of Sunset Avenue. A suspect entered the front door and demanded money using an implied or toy weapon. The suspect then stole cash, 16 cans of…


Bailey man faces child sex charges

December 02, 2016

NASHVILLE— A Bailey man is in jail facing child sex charges, authorities said.

John Milton Battle, 33, was arrested Tuesday and charged with six counts of sexual offenses with a child. Capt. Todd Wells of the Nash County’s Sheriff’s Office said authorities didn’t want to…