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April 25, 2018

Rhonda Johnson understands what many local mothers go through when they’ve received that painful call from law enforcement about the tragic loss of their child.

Now, she and friend Sheila Hilliard are organizing an upcoming event in Rocky Mount to honor mothers that have lost children to…

April 25, 2018

N.C. Wesleyan College will graduate one of its largest groups — over 300 students — at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Because of the growing class sizes and in an effort to allow more friends and family to attend the annual commencement ceremony, the 2018 graduation will be held on the front lawn of…


April 25, 2018

A Tarboro man was sentenced last week in connection with the robbery of a Rocky Mount gas station and a Wendell gun shop in November 2016.

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon Jr., announced that Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard…

April 25, 2018

Jim Rose, vice chairman of the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges, will give the keynote address on May 11 during Commencement at Edgecombe Community College.

Commencement begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro campus. For those unable to attend, live…


April 24, 2018

The third annual Cutz for Kingz drew its largest group of participants so far on Monday with more than 300 boys attending.

The event took place at Rocky Mount High School as the elementary-age boys made their way through various stations in different rooms including a homework station, reading…


April 24, 2018

Repeat violent offenders and large drug traffickers across Eastern North Carolina were put on notice Monday during a joint press conference by law enforcement agencies in the Twin Counties, surrounding area and federal law enforcement at the Helen P. Gay Rocky Mount Historic Train…

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April 24, 2018

NASHVILLE — The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education met in a special called meeting on Monday night to approve a possible restart model for Williford Elementary School, to discuss the possible loss of 13 instructional personnel and to approve a budget request to be…

April 24, 2018

Saying goodbye to Rocky Mount Councilman Lamont Wiggins is bittersweet for the rest of the City Council, Mayor David Combs said Monday.

The council members are happy Wiggins will become a judge, but they're sad to see him go, Combs said while presenting Wiggins with a plaque and a 20-year service…


April 24, 2018

Lynwood Roberson has been named executive director of the Edgecombe Community College Foundation.

In his new position, Roberson will develop and direct ECC Foundation events and initiatives, spearhead fund-raising efforts and collaborate with alumni, business leaders, community members and other…


April 23, 2018

With only a couple of contested races on the ballot, early voting for the May primary has been slow, according to local elections officials.

“One-Stop started (Thursday) and it was very slow,” Edgecombe County Elections Director Jerry Spruell said. “We hope that it will pick up in…

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