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SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Clayton man who is wanted on a murder charge. Sheriff's deputies were called to an assault at 1516 Braswell Road in Smithfield at 10:30 p.m. Monday. Joshua Biedekapp, who lived at the address, was found dead. Capt. Jeff Caldwell said investigators determined Cody Lloyd Carmody, 24, of 317 Sun Ray Drive, Clayton, fatally attacked Biedekapp. … more
Temperatures should remain mild from now through Christmas, with only one overnight low at or below freezing predicted for the next 10 days, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's installment of … more
Those who suffer from substance use disorders often feel shame and guilt. They also fear others will judge them, which prevents them from seeking help and treatment. That’s why it’s important … more
RALEIGH — Home and business owners suffering damages from Hurricane Florence are getting a little more time to request federal government aid. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday’s previous … more
Staff at a local veterinary hospital are hoping the holiday spirit will spur more locals to pitch in to help pets in need. “Whether you are 1 or 100 years old, a pet is a form of comfort and … more
FREMONT — Two men face first-degree murder charges in a fatal Saturday night shooting. Officers were dispatched to a shots-fired call at 402 S. Goldsboro St. around 10:08 p.m. and found … more
Perhaps Jones County Schools would say that its silver lining following Hurricane Florence may have been tinged with a little bit of royal blue. That would be the hope of Barton College Bulldogs … more
Police say a pedestrian died Saturday after being struck by a vehicle on Airport Boulevard. The 11:23 p.m. crash, which took place in the 3400 block of Airport Boulevard, killed 22-year-old … more
Dyllin Butler watched as his robot drove along a series of arrows, turning right, then left, and ultimately toward the finish line. The freshman from was one of five high school students who spent … more
Walter H. Godwin, presiding Nov. 5 • Christopher Holland, pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon serious injury, 25-39 months North Carolina Department of Adult Correction suspended … more
Rep. G.K. Butterfield will climb the congressional ladder and assume a leadership post when Democrats take control of the U.S. House next month. Butterfield, D-Wilson, has been appointed to the … more
Jewel Thorne of Spring Hope said she plans to buy her dream home after winning a $427,896 Cash 5 jackpot. "I'm finally going to get my own house," Thorne said. "It's a wonderful feeling to know I … more
Prosecutors have dismissed fraud charges against two men in a case involving a Wilson convenience store. Ankur Narendra Patel of Wilson, 31, and 31-year-old Parimal Patel of Goldsboro previously … more
Multiple hurricanes and perpetual rain have prolonged the initial phase of Wilson’s first greenway. “We are building the first leg in the floodplain in the wettest fall we’ve had in 20 … more
The following deed transfers for the week of Dec. 3-7 have been recorded in the Wilson County Register of Deeds Office: From Charles P. Farris Jr. to Lonnie Keith Wells and Tina Baker Wells, … more
Once a fire is extinguished, it’s investigators’ job to determine the cause. That means suiting up and digging down, looking under mattresses and analyzing burn patterns, and 25 students were in … more
Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult Fiction “Alaskan Holiday” by Debbie Macomber “The Bartered Brides” by Mercedes Lackey “Becoming Mrs. Lewis: … more
Friends and family remember Matthew Scott “Chew” Lamm as always smiling and always willing to help anyone who needed help. On Friday, family and friends made a $15,263.52 donation to the … more
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