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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Authorities nab suspects in trooper’s shooting

January 16, 2019

WILSON — A man accused of shooting a state trooper in Elm City made his first court appearance on Tuesday morning.

Thirty-six-year-old John David Jones was captured about midnight after the State Highway Patrol and Wilson County Sheriff’s Office special response teams found him in…


Area man wins $200K lottery prize

January 16, 2019

A Rocky Mount sawmill operator won $200,000 playing the N.C. Education Lottery.

James Harrison claimed his prize Monday at the state lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

Lottery officials said in a statement Tuesday that after the required state and federal tax withholdings, Harrison took home…


Local principal receives top honor

January 15, 2019

Edgecombe County Public Schools has a new reason to boast as its Principal of the Year has been named Regional Principal of the Year for the North Central Region of North Carolina.

Matt Smith, principal of Edgecombe Early College High School in Tarboro, is the first Edgecombe County principal to…


Police seek suspect in trooper's shooting

January 15, 2019

ELM CITY — A third-generation state trooper was shot in the head Monday afternoon, drawing sheriff’s deputies, police and troopers to the scene in a manhunt for the suspect by air and ground that continued overnight.

Trooper Daniel C. Harrell was taken to Vidant Medical Center in…