Saturday, March 17, 2018

City Lake takes on green hue

March 16, 2018

With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, the color green is on the mind of a lot of folks — but Rocky Mount residents said they were surprised to find much of City Lake has turned an emerald hue.

Algae, not a Leprechaun, is responsible for the greening, according to city officials. But…

Nash GOP rallies at county convention

March 16, 2018

Anyone who collects a state pension who isn’t entitled to it should be behind bars, N.C. State Treasurer Dale Folwell told local Republicans at the Nash County GOP convention Thursday night in the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College.

Folwell said since being elected in 2016 — the…

Area students honor Parkland victims

March 15, 2018

Roughly 1,000 students marched peacefully at 10 a.m. Wednesday around the track at Rocky Mount High School as they joined in the National School Walkout one month after the Parkland school shooting.

Ann Johnson, mother of two students at Rocky Mount High School, said students only learned that…

Service to offer help on highway

March 15, 2018

State transportation workers will soon be providing free roadside assistance to stranded motorists in Nash and other counties along the Interstate 95 corridor.

Free services will include help changing tires as part of the N.C. Department of Transportation and State Farm Safety Patrol.

For the first…