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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…

January 13, 2019

Edgecombe Community College employees received Service Awards at the college’s spring semester kickoff held Jan. 3.

Michael Jordan, vice president of student services, was recognized for 25 years of service to the college; Belinda Myers, payroll technician, was recognized for 20 years;…


January 13, 2019

Talk about a beer run: Someone walked out of a Rocky Mount Sheetz without paying for four cases of Bud Light.

The lager heist occurred at 12:45 a.m. Jan. 5 at the Sheetz store on North Old Carriage Road across from Nash Community College.

The four 24-packs — which are just shy of 99 cans of…


January 12, 2019

Community colleges in the Twin Counties launched their spring semester this week with new programs and opportunities for area residents.

New and returning students at Nash Community College attended an Orientation Open House on Thursday to prepare for the 2019 spring semester.

Welcome tents were…


January 12, 2019

The local GOP has selected its choice to replace a member of the Nash County Board of Commissioners who resigned to take higher office.

“The Nash County Republican Party Executive Committee hereby recommends Sue Leggett to the Nash County Board of Commissioners to be appointed to serve in the…

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