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Sunday, August 25, 2019
Military Funeral Honors

Soldier's burial helps bring closure to family

August 24, 2019

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield on Friday gave his thoughts of having paid final respects to U.S. Army Pfc. William Hoover Jones at Arlington National Cemetery.

"It was an experience that I shall never forget," Butterfield, D-1st-District, told the Telegram of the funeral, which was on Thursday morning.…


Mayoral candidates put focus on job creation

August 24, 2019

One of the many questions three of the four candidates for mayor faced during a recent debate was about their respective plans to bring business, industry and jobs to Rocky Mount.

Robert Lee Alston, Kevin Jones and Sandy Roberson participated in the event, which was held at Benvenue Country Club.…


United Way launches fundraising drive

August 23, 2019

The front steps of the United Way Tar Region office off Sunset Avenue was the scene of the start of the organization’s annual community giving campaign, with the gathering culminating in a toss of grass seeds on the lawn.

As vehicle traffic whirred by on a warm Thursday morning, organization…


Local soldier buried with honors at Arlington

August 22, 2019

A local man who lost his life more than 68½ years ago fighting as an infantryman in the Korean War has been laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.

The service for U.S. Army Pfc. William Hoover Jones was conducted on Thursday morning at the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel, which is adjacent…