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The defense presented evidence in its case Thursday that included 28-year-old Christopher Barnes taking the stand. Barnes is accused of fatally shooting 29-year-old Travis Marquez Hilliard and injuring 29-year-old Antonio Montreal Evans outside … more
Coiled up in a knot, the baby Brazilian boa was about as big as a baseball. Brooke Bissette placed the snake in the palm of Covey Denton’s hand, and so began the snake foster program at Greenfield School in Wilson. The one-year-old … more
Community leaders gathered Wednesday with members of the Hispanic community to quell fears related to immigration enforcement. “In the case of a break-in to our home, we are afraid to contact police,” one woman said through a … more
Cotten Joseph didn’t waste a second dashing up a utility pole to complete a mock rescue of an injured lineman. “He got 2:46 on that one, so he definitely met the four-minute requirement,” said John O’Boyle, electric line … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Sheriff’s deputies say a Florida man speeding through Nash County was caught with cocaine and counterfeit designer clothing and fragrances. José M. Nino De Guzman, 38, of 1897 French St., Fort Myers, was stopped … more
ZEBULON — A Nash County man is accused of robbing a convenience store near his home on Wednesday. Sheriff’s deputies were called to an armed robbery at the Express Mart at 13577 N.C. 97 W. in the Murraytown community east of Zebulon … more
Testimony continued Wednesday in the murder trial of Christopher Aaron Barnes who is accused of killing a man and injuring another after a March 2013 shooting outside Oscar’s Lounge. Barnes, 28, is charged with first-degree murder in the … more
Signs of development recently popped up along a popular cut-through parallel to Raleigh Road Parkway. Roughly 13 acres on Wolf Trap Drive, near the new Golden Corral and Zaxby’s, is set to be developed into shopping centers and First … more
Mable Farmer walks with a cane. And it hurts her legs to stand up for long periods of time. But despite all that, Farmer wore a bright smile. She was grateful for not only the food she was about to receive, but for the ride to Reid Street. … more
To morph, re-morph, or reinvent. That was the question boiled down in a phrase by Wilson County Board of Education Chairwoman Christine Fitch after a lengthy discussion on the Spanish immersion program’s future Monday night. Started in … more
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