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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Wittig named first female fire captain

June 27, 2017

The Rocky Mount Fire Department is celebrating two new firsts as it moves into the second half of the year.

The department recently tapped Kim Wittig, Rocky Mount fire and life safety educator, as its new administrative captain, its version of a public information officer. Wittig was…


Edgecombe school board hires new superintendent

June 27, 2017

TARBORO —  Edgecombe County Public Schools made history Monday night by electing the first black female superintendent to lead the school system.

Dr. Valerie Bridges, who has served as associate superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools for more than four years, was awarded a…


Two vehicles crash at intersection

June 26, 2017

A mid-day wreck Monday in Rocky Mount sent two people to the hospital.

The Rocky Mount Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle collision at 11:40 a.m. at the intersection of Zebulon Road and Buck Leonard Boulevard. Firefighters were assisted by Nash Emergency Medical Services and Rocky…


Program provides meals to kids

June 26, 2017

Though summer may mean a break from school for most kids, for many children in the Twin Counties, it also means a less-welcome break from a reliable food source.

In Edgecombe County alone, more than 5,500 children depend on the schools to provide free breakfast and lunch each weekday. Without this…