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Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Edgecombe honors principal of year

October 16, 2019

Edgecombe County Public Schools recently named Lauren Lampron, principal of W.A. Patillo Middle School, as the district’s 2019-20 Principal of the Year.

Valerie Bridges, superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools, said Lampron exemplifies the qualities needed in a good principal.…


Convicted murderer jailed on drug charges

October 16, 2019

A 47-year-old man who served time in state prison after being convicted in 1994 of second-degree murder in Wake County is behind bars again, this time on illegal drug-related charges in Nash County.

Wayne Douglas Wilson is charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, trafficking cocaine by…


Renovated community center needs roof repairs

October 16, 2019

An unsuccessful candidate for the Ward 3 City Council seat told Mayor David Combs, the council and the public about what she believes is a poor condition of the roof at the South Rocky Mount Community Center.

During the citizen input phase of the recent council meeting, Gwen Wilkins, while at the…


Work continues on new businesses

October 15, 2019

The Sunset Avenue-Wesleyan Boulevard intersection is booming with construction of future businesses.

The northeast side of the intersection is going to be the scene of three restaurants and a veterinary clinic.

The wooden frame for a future Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen now is up by the Sunset Avenue…