March 7, 2002
William Robert Faison Sr., 83, teacher, volunteer William Robert Faison Sr., a retired educator, died Friday of undetermined causes at his Pikesville home. He was 83. He retired about 20 years ago from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, where he ran a graduate equivalency program at the Maryland Correctional Institution, Jessup. He earlier taught at Calverton Heights Junior High School and had worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and General Motors. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Farmville, N.C., he moved to Baltimore in 1944 and earned a degree at Morgan State University in 1966.
July 22, 1991
FARMVILLE, N.C. -- Farmville's only courtroom has never played host to a felony trial. This week, the town's 4,000 residents will watch a parade of jurors, lawyers, psychologists, parents and children converge on that courtroom. There, they will unfold what may be the largest child sexual abuse trial this country has ever seen: the trial of Robert F. Kelly Jr. of Edenton.The trial was moved to this one-blink community in Pitt County, 65 miles west of Edenton in Eastern North Carolina, because of pretrial publicity.