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June 20, 2019

A Spring Hope police sergeant has been named the town’s new top lawman.

Nathan Gant on Wednesday began serving as Spring Hope’s police chief. Gant succeeded Anthony Puckett, who was hired a couple of weeks ago as Nashville’s police chief.

Gant, 39, has been with the Spring Hope…


June 20, 2019

The REACH Center in partnership with Nash UNC Health Care, Word Tabernacle Church and Trillium recently hosted a community health and wellness fair, All Things Health.

The event, which took place at The Impact Center, aimed to promote healthy living by providing an awareness of services available…


June 19, 2019

Kids role-playing, singing, dancing and interacting with other kids — this is the stuff of parents’ dreams when imagining how to fill the long days of summer vacation.

About 40 kids were making their parents proud at the Dunn Center this week and last week, as they participated in…


June 19, 2019

TARBORO — A 22-year-old Pinetops woman was sentenced on June 10 to between 14 and 17 years in prison in connection with the March 2016 death of her then-10-month-old daughter following a plea deal.

Chelsey Webb was charged with first-degree murder and felonious child abuse when she was…


June 19, 2019

The top local small businesses for 2019 are going to receive honors in less than 10 days, with Rocky Mount Mills to be the location of the annual awards gathering.

The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Celebration is set for 6 p.m. June 27 in the Power House. Chamber President…

June 19, 2019

Princeville Elementary School students will likely be attending their own school by January 2020, more than three years after their school was destroyed by flood waters.

Jerome Williams, director of maintenance for Edgecombe County Public Schools, had good news to share with board of education…

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June 19, 2019

The Board of Directors of the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund recently presented $5,250 in scholarships to members of the local bowling community.

The Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 to provide educational assistance to members of the Rocky Mount bowling community. The…


June 18, 2019

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board released this week reveals that bad weather was likely the cause of a plane crash that killed four people and two dogs on June 7 in Nash County.

The plane was found in a wooded area of Nash County after an intense multi-agency…

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June 18, 2019

When Etaf Rum came to Rocky Mount 10 years ago, she knew right away she had found a favorite place in Braswell Memorial Library.

“I’ve been bringing my children here since they were babies,” she said.

She never imagined a decade later she’d find her first novel on the…


June 18, 2019

NASHVILLE — A local judge is creating a new program to help drug-addicted parents in danger of losing their children to the system.

State District Court Judge Anthony Brown wants to start a drug treatment court in Nash County to provide treatment to parents with problem-solving courts that…

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