Saturday, August 27, 2016

Alert: Zika found in Nash

August 26, 2016

Local health officials advise residents practice caution after cases of Zika virus have been confirmed in Nash County.

The cases involve a group of people who recently traveled to a Zika-prone area of the Caribbean and were later confirmed to be infected.

"On a positive note, the cases are travel-…

City fully joins in initiative to target underage drinking

August 26, 2016

Two years ago, North Carolina ABC Chairman Jim Gardner launched a statewide initiative aimed at fighting underage drinking called Talk it Out NC. Now one city in the east can say that it is the first city in the state to fully join the program.

A news conference was held in Rocky Mount Thursday to…

Demolition begins for courthouse expansion

August 26, 2016

NASHVILLE - While buildings are being bulldozed downtown, bids to replace the aging structures with an expanded courthouse are underway.

“We just held a conference with all the potential builders and expect to award a bid in October,” Nash County Manager Zee Lamb said.

The $14 million…

Preparatory school embraces change

August 25, 2016

North East Carolina Preparatory School has embarked on a new school year with changes to staffing and school culture and hope for its first graduating class.

This will be first year the charter school is offering grade 12 and Thomas Schuck, the new head of NECP, is anticipating great things from…