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Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Raper to return as interim city manager

March 23, 2017

Steve Raper is temporarily replacing his replacement.

Raper will fill in as interim city manager for Rocky Mount when Charles Penny retires at the end of the month.

Penny replaced Raper when Raper retired after 15 years as the city's top bureaucrat. Raper was city manager from 1995 to 2010.

The…


Community colleges tout their impact

March 23, 2017

WILSON — Nash Community College and Edgecombe Community College represented two of nine colleges that participated in the North Central Prosperity Zone Community College Press Conference on Wednesday at Wilson Community College.

The conference was held as one of several local community…


Former police officer held in homicide

March 22, 2017

A former Rocky Mount police officer has been charged in connection with a Tuesday night homicide, according to Rocky Mount police reports.

Police responded to a report of an aggravated assault at 9:56 p.m. on the 700 block of Powell Drive. When police arrived, they found a 17-year-old man suffering…


Zoo animals pay visit to library

March 22, 2017

Braswell Memorial Library played host to some very special guests from the N.C. Zoo on Tuesday at an event for local youths.

Almost 100 children attended the event, dubbed Animal Wrappers. The children, who were with after-school groups from the Harrison Family YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs of…