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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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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…


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…


Local author pens best-selling novel

June 18, 2019

When Etaf Rum came to Rocky Mount 10 years ago, she knew right away she had found a favorite place in Braswell Memorial Library.

“I’ve been bringing my children here since they were babies,” she said.

She never imagined a decade later she’d find her first novel on the…


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…