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Thursday, June 20, 2019
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Remains of fallen soldier to return home

June 20, 2019

The remains of a local soldier who lost his life 68½ years ago fighting in the Korean War are being returned to the American mainland today and for a time will be in the Tar Heel State.

Plans are for the casket of the late U.S. Army Pvt. 1st Class William Hoover Jones to arrive by midmorning…


Opposition to pipeline continues

June 20, 2019

Rocky Mount residents are joining a chorus of statewide voices decrying the proposed interstate natural gas pipeline through Nash County.

Anna Lamb, speaking at the most recent City Council meeting, asked the council to reverse course on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 42-inch natural gas pipeline…


Summer camp teaches acting skills

June 19, 2019

Kids role-playing, singing, dancing and interacting with other kids — this is the stuff of parents’ dreams when imagining how to fill the long days of summer vacation.

About 40 kids were making their parents proud at the Dunn Center this week and last week, as they participated in…


Mom sentenced for infant's murder

June 19, 2019

TARBORO — A 22-year-old Pinetops woman was sentenced on June 10 to between 14 and 17 years in prison in connection with the March 2016 death of her then-10-month-old daughter following a plea deal.

Chelsey Webb was charged with first-degree murder and felonious child abuse when she was…