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Maddox found not guilty of murder in October 2015 shooting death

July 31, 2017

Stephen Maddox placed his hands over his face and then broke down and cried. As the seconds grew longer, so did the tears for the 43-year-old Durham man. He had just been found not guilty on all charges Saturday in connection to the shooting death of 41-year-old Kelly Wilkerson…

Veteran lawyer Schmidt hangs his own shingle

June 14, 2017

While Kurt Schmidt wasn’t born in Wilson, he’s spent the majority of his career and half of his life in the community. And the recent founding of his own law firm on Nash Street proves he’s not going anywhere…

Families Grasp For Answers As Army Murder Trial Ends

July 23, 1994

The private pain of two families spilled into public today when relatives of an Army officer slain here last year and the wife of a sergeant found guilty of murdering her told a military court how their lives had been shattered by the killing…