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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Report faults bad weather for plane crash

June 18, 2019

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board released this week reveals that bad weather was likely the cause of a plane crash that killed four people and two dogs on June 7 in Nash County.

The plane was found in a wooded area of Nash County after an intense multi-agency…


Charter school board names new leader

June 18, 2019

The Rocky Mount Preparatory School Board of Trustees met in a special called meeting Monday night to select a successor to replace Todd Pipkin as head of school.

Pipkin announced his plans to resign from that position earlier this month. His resignation takes effect on June 30.

After Pipkin…


Annual cookout helps support kids

June 17, 2019

Local dads for a day gave dozens of local kids an experience to remember Saturday as they participated in the sixth annual "Real Men Kook for Kids" event at Sunset Park.

The men not only held a cookout for roughly 60 kids ages 5 to 18, they also played games ranging from corn hole competitions to…


Local playwright honored for work

June 17, 2019

A local playwright is the recipient of a prestigious international award for political plays.

Marilynn Barner Anselmi's play "Mitigating Damages" has been picked as a winner in the 2019 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Playwriting Contest.

The global contest recognizes plays focusing on political…