Violence, progress lead list of year’s top stories – Rocky Mount Telegram

This past year has had a number of highs and lows for residents of the Twin Counties, including a rash of violence, a surge of public debate about a proposed downtown Event Center and an influx of economic development.

The Telegram staff voted on this year’s Top 10 stories.

1. In January, Rocky Mount police investigated two homicides – including a 15-year-old boy – and the shooting of four boys playing basketball reportedly by a shooter who was 17 years old.

“We are pleased to bring this suspect to justice in this case, but we are not satisfied just to solve this case,” Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis said. “We are continuing to work on other cases, such as the homicide of 15-year-old Brian Freeman and taking all steps to curb the juvenile violence this community is experiencing.” (Source: Read more)