October 19, 2018

GREENVILLE —- A pit bull puppy named Ryder is being hailed a hero after digging up a fully loaded handgun that was wrapped in a T-shirt and placed in a plastic grocery bag that was buried under a stairwell. 

Greenville police officers Misty Edwards and Silvia Allen were dispatched…

Three charged with heroin trafficking

October 17, 2018

The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office continued its crackdown on heroin trafficking with three recent arrests.

Christopher Holland and Amy Lynn Utley, both 32 and of Bailey, were charged with two counts each of trafficking heroin and each given $250,000 bonds.

Antoine Staton, 31, of Rocky Mount,…

Counterfeit bills passed at local business

October 14, 2018

Rocky Mount police are investigating a a case of possessing counterfeit money.

Bogus money, described as non-negotiable instruments in police reports, was passed to a merchant Oct. 4 on the 800 block of West Raleigh Boulevard.

Counterfeiting is a federal crime.

Anyone with information about any…

Burglar robs convenience store

October 07, 2018

The Rocky Mount police are investigating a recent burglary of a local convenience store.

Cpl. Brad Summerlin, public information officer of the Rocky Mount Police Department, said about 4:51 a.m. on Sept. 27 that a suspect broke into a closed convenience store in the 900 block of West Raleigh…