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Repaving Contract for Edgecombe, Nash Counties Totals $4.6 million

Sections of several highways in Edgecombe and Nash counties will be resurfaced over the next year. The N.C. Department of Transportation this month approved a $4.6 million contract with Barnhill Contracting Co. of Rocky Mount to resurface almost 39 miles in the Twin Counties. The work includes: N.C….


N.C. 42 Bridge to be Rebuilt in Edgecombe County

The N.C. Department of Transportation will replace the N.C. 42 bridge that spans the Tar River in Edgecombe County. The department this week awarded a $7.5 million contract to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson to build a two-lane bridge alongside the existing one, which was built in 1952…





Wilson Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Sex Trafficking of a Minor

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced WILLIAM MAURICE SADDLER, 35, of Wilson to 480 months’ imprisonment followed by a lifetime of supervised release.  On November 30, 2017, SADDLER was…


Person airlfted after being struck by vehicle – Sharpsburg

Earlier today a person was riding their bike on 301 near Hardee’s Furniture on the South side of Sharpsburg and was hit by a vehicle. The victim was airlifted to an area hospital. At this time we do not have any information on the persons injuries or if…


Selma woman arrested in insurance fraud charge

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Alesia Braswell Alwahishi of 206 W. Watson St., Selma. Alwahishi was charged with felony insurance fraud and felony obtaining property by false pretense. According to the arrest warrant, Alwahishi told USAA Insurance Co. that a car driven…


Rocky Mount Doctor arrested for Drinking and Driving – Nash

Dr. Laura Lyn Jacimore 56, who is a Radiation Oncologist at Nash UNC Health Systems was arrested around 2AM on Friday Morning and charged with Drinking and Driving. She was released just four hours after being booked into the Nash County Jail by a State Trooper. Her court…



Pair arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin and Cocaine

Pair arrested and charged with drugs after a chase.   TAMARTE CRANDALL 21, was arrested and charged with Flee Elude Arrest, Maintaining a Dwelling for a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon , Felony Possession of Cocaine and Trafficking Opium/Heroin. He is currently in Nash…