Sharpsburg mayor alleges racial bias, storms out of meeting – WRAL

SHARPSBURG, N.C. — Mayor Robert Williams interrupted an emergency meeting by the Sharpsburg Board of Commissioners on Tuesday evening to claim local officials and police are biased against him because he’s black.

Williams then stormed out, pushing a television news reporter out of his way.

Within hours of his election last month, Williams was charged with driving while impaired after leaving a local polling site. He also was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, having a concealed gun after consuming alcohol, carrying a concealed handgun in private premises where prohibited and two counts of resisting a public officer.

Less than two weeks after that, Williams was pulled over again and cited with driving while his license was revoked. His pending DWI charge meant he wasn’t supposed to be behind the wheel. (Read more)


Video shows new Sharpsburg mayor’s confrontation with CBS 17 reporter

SHARPSBURG, N.C. (WNCN) – Video from Tuesday afternoon shows the new mayor in Sharpsburg yelling at and pushing a CBS 17 reporter

On May 8, the night Robert Williams Jr. won the election for Sharpsburg mayor, he was arrested on a DWI charge.

An emergency meeting Tuesday in response to some allegations ended up being canceled because the new mayor was late.

CBS 17 reporter David Hurst was there for the meeting and tried to ask Williams questions.

However, Williams tried to block the CBS 17 camera, yelled at Hurst and pushed him away at one point, according to video. (Read more)

Obituaries: Mrs Mary E. Modlin Princeville NC

Mrs, Mary E. Modlin

Mary E. Modlin Princeville NC
Condolences goes out to Jireau Worsley and the entire family of Mary E. Modlin.
Viewing will be Friday 6/15/18 at Dickens funeral home from 2pm-7pm.
Funeral service will be help at Conetoe Chapel Saturday 6/16/18 at 2:00 pm. The Repast will be at Tru Vegas event center. The family will receive family and friends at the home of Mary E. Modlin 203 Wiley street Tarboro NC.
Services Entrusted To Dickens Funeral Home Inc.