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July 20, 2018

Special students are receiving some special help this summer as they are attending a summer school program at Englewood United Methodist Church. 

The summer school is operated free of charge for students under the direction of the Association of Learning Disabled and Handicapped, a local…


July 20, 2018

A Rocky Mount police officer was recovering Thursday after an accused probation violator tried to run him over Wednesday, according to authorities.

Officer C.R. Robinson stopped a vehicle driven by 21-year-old KaShard Raheem Howell at around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 900 block of South Grace…

July 20, 2018

The Rocky Mount Mills held a ribbon-cutting grand opening celebration on Wednesday for the first non-food or beverage tenant on campus.

Envolve Optical, a locally operated full-service eye care center and eyeglasses store that is owned as a separate component of Envolve Vision, welcomed local…


July 20, 2018

TARBORO — The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office made three arrests and recovered several all-terrain vehicles after a string of thefts since summer began.

Anivel Puddy, 25, is charged with larceny, conspiracy and possession of stolen property.

Darrien Gupton, 24, is charged with…


July 20, 2018

Emily G. Brake of Pinetops is one of 15 children of Perdue Farms associates and independent contract farmers awarded $75,000 in scholarships through the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation.

The daughter of Perdue farmers Steven and Nancy Brake of Pinetops, she will attend N.C.…

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July 19, 2018

Authorities charged a motorist late Wednesday with trying to run over and kill a Rocky Mount police officer who had stopped him for probation violations.

KaShard Raheem Howell, 21, of Nashville, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill…

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July 19, 2018

Several area teachers are being taught this week about solar energy and how to pass on that knowledge to students in the coming school year.

The teachers are taking part in training sessions that began on Tuesday and will end today at Phillips Middle School.

“We are offering these free…


July 19, 2018

A new local restaurant recently opened up at the corner of Springfield Road and U.S. 64 Alternate West in Rocky Mount.

Owner Jesus Grande, 41, has been serving customers at Brian’s Barbeque Restaurant since July 7 at 14402 U.S. 64 Alt. Grande said the location had been closed for a year…


July 19, 2018

Deputies have arrested a man in connection with the vandalizing of vehicles at the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office.

Kaesean Deandre Pitt, 26, of N.C. 97 in the Battleboro community, has been charged with 15 counts of injury to personal property, given a $100,000 bond and placed in the Edgecombe…


July 19, 2018

Authorities have released a surveillance photo of the getaway car used in the robbery of the Walgreens last week on Sunset Avenue.

The suspect vehicle is described as a new model orange or brown SUV possibly a Nissan or Infiniti.

The suspects are described as:

■ A black man with a slim build…

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