Saturday, June 25, 2016

Graduates complete OIC program

June 24, 2016

A loud ovation was given by the crowd after 22 graduates of the Opportunities Industrialization Center’s 2016 graduation class turned their tassels to signify them receiving their General Education Diploma certificates Thursday in the historic Booker T. Washington High School auditorium.…

Teens compete in Library Olympics

June 23, 2016

Braswell Memorial Library was filled with the sounds of teenagers having fun Wednesday as they participated in the first Library Olympics.

Swimming and track were not on the program, but book stacking, speed shelving and book cart relays were. The event was part of the teen summer reading club…

Pastor registers as Democrat ahead of expected House run

June 23, 2016

A local pastor has changed his political affiliation in supposed preparation for a run against a Republican incumbent in the N.C. House.

The Rev. James D. Gailliard, pastor of Word Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount, filed paperwork earlier this week to change his party status from unaffiliated to…

Hazmat training helps prepare first responders

June 23, 2016

Members of the Rocky Mount Fire Department joined with Wilson Fire/Rescue Services and several other area emergency response teams last week to train for the unthinkable — a large scale hazardous materials spill.

This is the first time that Rocky Mount and Wilson firefighters have worked…