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October 22, 2018

When middle-aged men look for a new career after years of serving in the military or law enforcement, they don’t usually decide to become a pre-school teacher.

But Theodore Hinton Jr. did. 

Hinton, 57, grew up in New York City and moved with his family to Rocky Mount when he was a…


October 22, 2018

The Rocky Mount Event Center will host its grand opening at 4 p.m. Thursday.

The event will feature some of the first tours of the facility along with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony and performances by The Tams, Deep Fried Funk and a free concert by George…


October 22, 2018

Two candidates are running to become the next person to represent Nash County in the newly-aligned state Senate District 11.

State Sen. Rick Horner, R-Nash, faces Albert Pacer, a Democrat from Johnston County. District 11 now covers all of Nash County and a portion of Johnston County.

Horner said…


October 22, 2018

Nash UNC Health Care offered scholarships to 18 students who are pursuing nursing degrees during its second annual Nurse Scholars Signing Day event.

The scholarship recipients, all of whom are attending either Nash Community College or Edgecombe Community College, took part in a Signing…

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October 22, 2018

The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP will sponsor a discussion in conjunction with the N.C. Justice Center about education policy and local education issues from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the OIC Auditorium.

“Educating our children is one of America’s most sacred responsibilities and…

October 22, 2018

The Rocky Mount Energy Resources department recently donated a bucket truck to the Electric Line Construction Technology program at Nash Community College.

The donation was made during Public Power Week, a national celebration held Oct. 7-13, that brings awareness for public power utilities…


October 21, 2018

A venue in the Twin Counties that hosts special events has recently hired a chef with international cooking experience to run its kitchen.

Saif Rahman has joined the Rose Hill Conference Center in Nashville as its new executive chef. 

He gave some local residents an opportunity to taste…


October 21, 2018

A Republican challenger is looking to unseat a long-serving Democrat in the race for state House District 7.

State Rep. Bobbie Richardson, D-Franklin, is being challenged by Nash County Commissioner Lisa Barnes, a Republican.

House District 7 is comprised of all of Franklin County, where Richardson…


October 21, 2018

A total of 14 acts performed Saturday on the stage of the Booker T. Theater in downtown Rocky Mount in the hopes of being the opening performers for next month’s concert that will feature R&B artist Keith Sweat at the Rocky Mount Event Center.

In the end, the two judges of the talent…


October 21, 2018

A Republican challenger with no political experience is looking to take the House District 23 seat from a longtime incumbent.

State Sen. Shelly Willingham, D-Edgecombe, 74, is looking to serve the district that also includes Martin County for a third term, while businessman Claiborne Holtzman,70,…

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