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Monday, June 24, 2019
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Ceremony celebrates fallen soldier's life

June 24, 2019

The remains of a Nash County soldier who died on a North Korean battlefield nearly 70 years ago were returned home Sunday to a celebration of his life and sacrifice.

U.S. Army Pfc. William Hoover Jones was honored by family, friends, veterans and well wishers during a memorial service at Word…


New hotels move ahead with plans

June 24, 2019

Construction of a future hotel has started along Gateway Boulevard on the northwest side of Rocky Mount, while plans for a second new hotel in the same area are pending approval at City Hall.

Crews are working at the site of what is going to be a Tru by Hilton. A sign at the edge of the site states…


Detectives renew cold case investigation

June 23, 2019

Police and family are offering a $10,000 reward in the five-year-old homicide case of a former Nash County commissioner found stabbed to death in his Rocky Mount home.

Hoy Jefferson Cobb Jr., known as Jeff to family and friends, was found dead on Nov. 11, 2014, in his residence on Jeffreys Court.…


New charter school chief outlines vision

June 23, 2019

After three years of serving in the number two position at Rocky Mount Prep, the new leader stands ready to take over the reins.

The board of trustees of the charter school appointed Chaunte Garrett to the position of head of school earlier this week. Garrett officially will begin serving in her…