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Man offers to help pay to remove Confederate monument

August 17, 2017

A former Twin Counties resident has offered to help pay for the removal of a controversial Confederate monument at Battle Park.

Gene Pittman lived in Rocky Mount as an infant and grew up in Whitakers. He now lives in Minneapolis. He said he wants to see the monument taken down, especially after the…


'The bigger they are, the harder they fall'

August 16, 2017

A historical marker to many and a symbol of hate to others, the Confederate monument at Battle Park has stood for a century, but its days may now be numbered.

“The bigger they are, the harder they fall,” Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight said of the large granite monument to the…


Community colleges begin classes

August 16, 2017

Summer vacation has come to an end for local community college students.

Classes began for Nash Community College students on Tuesday and will begin for Edgecombe Community College students on Thursday.

Students at NCC were looking forward to the start of classes Tuesday with anticipation mixed…


Pipeline opponents sound off at hearing

August 16, 2017

Local opponents panned a proposed interstate natural gas pipeline during a hearing held Tuesday by state environmental officials.

Duke Progress Energy and other utility companies are preparing to run about 186 miles of pipe through North Carolina, including Nash and Wilson counties.

The pipeline is…