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3 charged in theft ring

Three young men, including a 14-year-old teenager, were arrested on numerous felony charges stemming from their involvement in a rash of vehicle burglaries within the city limits. Information from a…

Man ‘serious’ after crash

A Perry man was airlifted to an area hospital Friday after sustaining serious injuries in a one-vehicle crash. Stanely Wayne McElveen, 38, was driving a 2005 GMC truck when he…

A ‘porkalicious’ good time!

A ‘porkalicious’ good time!

After receiving several hours of unordered rain last year, the seventh annual Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival enjoyed two days of sunshine this past weekend as more than 30…

Clinic delays keep veterans on the road

With local veterans forced to make trips to other cities to visit a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic, Taylor County’s efforts to establish a new VA clinic in…

Jess to compete at Westminster

Jess to compete at Westminster

In a history-making move, a dog owned by local residents will represent Taylor County at the prestigious Westminster Dog Show in New York City, N.Y. Jess, formally known as GCH…

Hampton seeks amnesty for horse owners she filed complaints against

“I want to correct a wrong.” With that short statement, Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton set the stage Tuesday night for the city to address, once again, its policies regarding horses being…

Time to get SAUCED!

Time to get SAUCED!

Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce President Dawn Taylor, along with LeAnne Powell and Sandy Gail Chester, flew to Charlotte, N.C., this week to talk on-air with radio personalities John Boy…

Minimum wage will jump to $8.05 on Jan. 1

Starting on Jan. 1, Florida minimum wage will be above $8 for the first time after it jumps 12 cents to $8.05. This follows a 14-cent increase this year, a…

White’s second novel will hit bookshelves across the U.S.

White’s second novel will hit bookshelves across the U.S.

By MARK VIOLA  / Staff writer This time last year, author Anthony White, who writes under the penname Anthony Lamarr, was preparing for the mass-market publication of his novel “Our…

PPD ahead of the curve when it comes to body cams for officers

With the national spotlight bearing down on law enforcement agencies across the country and federal officials promising millions toward the purchase of new security equipment for officers (including body cameras),…

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