Thursday, August 22, 2019

Local soldier to be laid to rest

August 22, 2019

A military funeral is set for 9 a.m. today at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia for a local man who lost his life more than 68½ years ago fighting as an infantryman in the Korean War.

The service for U.S. Army Pfc. William Hoover Jones will be at the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel, which is…

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…

Mayoral candidates weigh fate of Confederate monument

August 21, 2019

One of many questions surfacing at a recent debate of three candidates for mayor of Rocky Mount was what the municipal government’s position should be about Confederate monuments.

The question included what the candidates would do, if elected the city’s chief executive, if someone was…