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Friday, August 23, 2019
Military Funeral Honors with Funeral Escort are Conducted for U.S. Army Sfc. William Jones in Section 55

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…


Camp prepares kids for kindergarten

August 22, 2019

Some future kindergarten students got an early taste of school as they participated in the Ready Freddy Kindergarten Transition Enrichment Camp held this week at most elementary schools in the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools district.

The Ready Freddy camps were being held from 9 a.m. to noon on…


Wesleyan plans indoor sports facility

August 21, 2019

Tennis at N.C. Wesleyan College and free of the elements, anyone?

N.C. Wesleyan wants to build an indoor sports facility and the Rocky Mount Planning Board recently approved an amended preliminary document for a site to be on a grassy area on the northeast side of the campus.

The facility, as…


Nash-Rocky Mount board names interim superintendent

August 21, 2019

NASHVILLE — The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education hired a former Wake County school superintendent to serve as interim superintendent of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.

Adelphos “Del” Burns will begin serving as interim superintendent today. He was sworn into the role at a…