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January 15, 2019

Welding is among the fastest growing professions in America, a trend that is especially evident in Edgecombe County.

“The demand for welders has increased dramatically because of construction in the commercial industry,” said Warren Lynch, welding instructor at Edgecombe Community…


January 14, 2019

Sharpsburg's mayor pleaded guilty Monday to driving while impaired in connection to his election-night arrest.

Robert L. Williams Jr. was sentenced to a day in jail, 24 hours of community service and two years probation.

Williams' blood alcohol content was .13, according to court records. The legal…


January 14, 2019

Eric Ghiloni makes no secret of his criticism of the offerings by American commercial beer companies.

"It's bland and boring to me," the head brewer at Koi Pond Brewing Co. at Rocky Mount Mills said.

So Ghiloni, with nudging from his friends, started brewing his own beer.

"And I just fell in love…


January 14, 2019

A South Carolina organization is now supplying blood products to both hospitals in the Twin Counties and is seeking donors and blood drive hosts in the area.

The Blood Connection, based in Greenvile, S.C., began serving Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount on Jan. 1. The announcement further…

January 14, 2019

One of the oldest and most-noted Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 20 at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

The MLK Candlelight Service celebrates the life and achievements of one of the most influential civil rights leaders of the 20th century. This year’s theme is…


January 14, 2019

A local lawmaker with years of experience in public school leadership has been tapped to co-chair the state Senate committee on education.

State Sen. Rick Horner, R-Nash, has been appointed by Senate Leader Phil Berger to oversee the standing committee on education.

“This is the opportunity…

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January 13, 2019

Rocky Mount's top administrator ignored local law enforcement recommendations for a new police chief, instead restarting a costly candidate review process that demonstrates a proclivity for hiring prior associates even at extra expense to taxpayers, and called for a retraction in a recent newspaper…


January 13, 2019

Harmonie Braswell is quite good in the field of public speaking.

That's because for the third time, Braswell on Saturday earned a first place award at the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition.

More than 100 people watched the annual event, which was held at the Imperial Centre for the…


January 13, 2019

The newly-formed Homicide Unit of the Rocky Mount Police Department investigated 11 incidents that resulted in the deaths of 12 people during 2018.

All but one of those deaths is being treated by police as murder investigations and three of those cases remain unsolved.

These numbers are down from…

January 13, 2019

The memories of six fallen military service members are going to be honored at the eighth annual Gold Star Banquet later this month at Nash Community College.

The gathering is set for the evening of Jan. 26 in Brown Auditorium and is going to be sponsored by the Tar Heel state's chapter of Honor…

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