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Expired tag leads to discovery of hash oil & 1 arrest

Hash oil and several grams of cannabis were seized during a traffic stop Friday afternoon on Highway 19, just north of Slaughter Road. The driver, Zachary Caleb Mallan, 20, of…

Marine agent leaves a legacy of service

Marine agent leaves a legacy of service

As Taylor County’s Sea Grant marine agent for the past three years, Geoff Wallat was on hand to help anytime someone had questions or problems concerning the county’s coastline, whether…

Barfield claims a share of $750,000 grand prize

Barfield claims a share of $750,000 grand prize

Hunter Barfield’s Southern manners charmed viewers and helped earn the 22-year-old Taylor County native a one in 20 share of $750,000 on MTV’s “Are You the One?” season finale, which…

County workers to get incentive payment

County workers to get incentive payment

County employees will have an extra jingle in their pockets this holiday season thanks to a one-time work performance incentive package approved by commissioners Monday. “These are incentives for people…

All about that Q

All about that Q

The Southern Pines BBQ Festival returns for its eighth year featuring four barbecue contests and 15 hours of live music. The two-day festival will take place Friday and Saturday, Dec.…

No parole in sight for killer

At 48, Jessie James Livingston Jr. has outlived his victim by one year. Livingston turned 48 in June; his victim, Irene Buckhalter Hill, was 47 at the time of her…

Bad tag light leads to drug arrest

A busted tag light led to the arrest of a 51-year-old Perry man on multiple felony drug charges Saturday night, Nov. 14. Edward Bernard Watkins remains at the Taylor County…

3-2 vote: No changes to boat ramp fees

Facing vocal opposition from local boaters, the Taylor County Commission voted 3-2 to keep its public boat ramp fees the same for at least the next year, while also pledging…

B&G Club celebrates 25 years of service

B&G Club celebrates 25 years of service

Twenty-five years ago a grieving mother found a purpose and took a stand for Taylor County’s youth. Her goal was to establish a positive place for kids and to do…

Who knew what, when?

City Manager Bob Brown and members of the Perry City Council fielded questions Tuesday on their knowledge–or lack thereof–regarding the recent bankruptcy filing by BioNitrogen. The company, which has been…