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Friday, May 27, 2016
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Scholarship fund assists local graduates

May 27, 2016

Nash Central High School alumnus Kevin Jones, who works as a transportation specialist for the U.S. Department of Transportation, hasn’t forgotten about giving back to his community.

For the third straight year, Jones, a 2006 graduate of Nash Central High School, held the...


City initiative aims to promote diversity

May 27, 2016

The more than 900 Rocky Mount city employees cover a broad spectrum of demographics just like the constituents they serve.

For that reason, the city has been undergoing a diversity inclusion initiative, which includes the Diversity and Inclusion Group.

“Organizations —...


Truck driver killed in I-95 crash

May 26, 2016

A blown tire led to a fatal accident Wednesday morning on Interstate 95 near Rocky Mount.

The accident occurred at approximately 3:56 a.m. Wednesday morning near mile-marker 135 on I-95 South. N.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. T.R. Askew said the accident appears to have been the result of a blown...


Schools chief unveils academic plans

May 25, 2016

The superintendent of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools is ready to throw students in the deep end of the pool — academically.

“I believe that the focus of education is to promote critical thinking,” Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Shelton Jefferies said....