Rocky Mount man headed to prison after firearms conviction

The recent conviction of a 27-year-old man from Rocky Mount on a firearms charge related to a shooting and pistol-whipping assault arose from the Take Back North Carolina Initiative. This initiative has assigned regional federal prosecutors throughout the state to...

North Carolina sheriff’s deputy charged with armed bank robbery

If you drive about two hours west of Raleigh, you’ll arrive in Rowan County. That is where a Davidson County sheriff’s deputy recently shocked the North Carolina law enforcement world. The deputy is accused of the armed robbery of a Rowan County bank. As...

North Carolina air traffic controller arrested on WMD charge

A North Carolina air traffic controller garnered national news attention after his arrest on a criminal charge rarely filed: Acquisition, transportation, and possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Although the charge makes for an interesting headline, the details...

Feds arrest two dozen in North Carolina drug raids

If you drive a little more than two hours northwest of Raleigh and about 50 years back in time, you will come to Mount Airy. As many know, the North Carolina town was Andy Griffith’s boyhood home and the inspiration for Mayberry. The Mount Airy area was also...

ATF, North Carolina police seek gun theft suspects

Last year, more than a thousand firearms were stolen from North Carolina and South Carolina gun stores. That was more than twice as many as were stolen the year before. Police say the region’s thefts and robberies of gun stores led the nation. In an apparent...