Saturday, September 21, 2019

Public offers input on superintendent search

September 21, 2019

The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education hosted the first of two public forums Thursday night to seek input about the qualities community and staff members want in the next superintendent of the school district.

The event was held in the media center of Southern Nash High School. The forum was…

Tarboro showcase attracts investors

September 21, 2019

TARBORO — Tina Parker had a satisfied look on her face Friday morning.

Parker, who holds the dual role of Tarboro’s Commercial Development and Main Street coordinator, with the help of more than a few co-workers and volunteers, had just pulled off what she said she felt was a…

New fire chief officially sworn in

September 20, 2019

The first-ever African-American man to be hired as Rocky Mount’s top firefighter was sworn in on Thursday afternoon inside city Fire Station 1.

Chief Corey Mercer, 48, made clear he is quite aware of now officially being in charge of a premier municipal department with high standards set by…

Early voting begins in city elections

September 19, 2019

The voting has started for Rocky Mount mayor and the Ward 1, 3, 4 and 5 seats on the City Council.

One-stop early voting began on Wednesday and will extend to Oct. 4 for these contests. Election Day is Oct. 8.

Wyatt Phillips, the site manager at the Braswell Memorial Library voting site, said the…