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January 17, 2019

Students interested in attending Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School or CITI High School need to get their applications in soon.

The application period for attending these schools in the 2019-20 school year opened on Dec. 3 and will close on Feb. 28. These cooperative innovative high schools…


January 17, 2019

Add the longtime public works director to the department head exodus under Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney.

Jonathan Boone, the city's director of Public Works and Water Resources, tendered his resignation Monday. He will leave Feb. 1 for a lesser position with Nash County.


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January 17, 2019

If you're driving by a Providence Bank, John Barker had much to do with the locations being there.

Not only that, Barker, 68, is a Rocky Mount native who has long been deeply involved in community life.

Barker's background in finance — and as one of the founders of Providence Bank —…

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January 17, 2019

At the YMCA, a supportive community is a big part of wellness. At every age and every level of activity, you’ll find people just like you looking to live a little bit healthier.

Members and program participants often cite the support and enthusiasm of fellow participants and staff…


January 16, 2019

A recent hire to head the city's Parks and Recreation Department is a longtime friend of City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney and would have been the top choice for a nixed third assistant manager's position.

Elton Daniels is the town manager for Selma. He is leaving there Feb. 12 to start his job on…

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January 16, 2019

TARBORO — It will likely be almost another year before Princeville Elementary School students will be able to return to their home school, Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent Valerie Bridges told members of the school board Monday.

During the regular January meeting of the…

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January 16, 2019

WILSON — A man accused of shooting a state trooper in Elm City made his first court appearance on Tuesday morning.

Thirty-six-year-old John David Jones was captured about midnight after the State Highway Patrol and Wilson County Sheriff’s Office special response teams found him in…

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January 16, 2019

A Rocky Mount sawmill operator won $200,000 playing the N.C. Education Lottery.

James Harrison claimed his prize Monday at the state lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

Lottery officials said in a statement Tuesday that after the required state and federal tax withholdings, Harrison took home…

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January 16, 2019

L. Lee Isley, president and CEO of Nash UNC Health Care, is using his background as a former paramedic to serve the state of North Carolina in an advisory capacity.

Isley has just been reappointed by the secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Services to a four-year term on the state…

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January 16, 2019

N.C. Wesleyan College recently held its second annual National Society of Leadership & Success Induction Ceremony at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts.

Seventy-five student leaders were inducted in the organization, the nation's largest leadership honor society.

The Wesleyan chapter seeks…

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