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June 21, 2017

Two more people have been arrested in connection to a homicide Saturday morning in Rocky Mount.

Rocky Mount police arrested Daquan Foster, 19, of Rocky Mount and Demetrius Archibald, 32, of Rocky Mount Tuesday in connection to the shooting. Foster was charged with one count of first-degree murder…

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June 21, 2017

The U.S. 301 Bypass north of Benvenue Road will be widened to six lanes in a road improvement project expected to last two years, state transportation officials announced this week.

The N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $28-million contract for the project to PLT-RBP JV Construction in…

June 21, 2017

The Down East Partnership for Children recently graduated its 11th class of Community Fellows.

Roughly 16 graduates completed the 10-week leadership program, which began in 1995. The program is designed for emerging or existing community leaders in Nash and Edgecombe counties. The stated…

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June 21, 2017

A Tarboro man suspected of sexual assault hanged himself Saturday in an Edgecombe County jail cell.

According to a press release sent Tuesday from the State Bureau of Investigation,Thomas Kinsley, 61, was initially arrested June 12 in Tarboro by SBI agents and Tarboro police on a single…

June 21, 2017

Proposed handgun legislation making its way through the N.C. General Assembly has local law enforcement officials speaking out about the bill.

Republican-backed House Bill 746, also known as the Omnibus Gun Changes Bill, proposes lifting the requirement for handgun owners to obtain a concealed…

June 21, 2017

The owner of a local insurance business agency will continue his long service on a state board that makes crucial recommendations about what road and bridge projects are funded.

Gus Tulloss, who has served as a member of the N.C. Board of Transportation since January 2008, said he recently received…


June 21, 2017

Two Edgecombe Community College Associate Degree Nursing students recently received the DAISY Foundation’s DAISY in Training Award during the ADN pinning ceremony.

Presented for the first time this year, this special honor was awarded to Davina Jones and Meghan Harvey. In addition to being…


June 20, 2017

The Twin Counties Partnership for Healthier Communities will host a health summit from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 26.

The event will be held at the Booker T. Theater on E. Thomas Street in Rocky Mount. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and a light meal will be provided. The event is free  to residents of…

June 20, 2017

Two brothers have opened a restaurant in hopes of enhancing the ongoing revitalization of downtown Rocky Mount.

Robert McBride and Darrell Brown are partners and owners of the Washington Street Grille on 119 N. Washington St., which is around the corner from Edgecombe Community College. McBride…


June 20, 2017

A Tarboro man facing charges of indecent liberties with a minor reportedly committed suicide in Edgecombe County jail over the weekend.

Thomas Arleon Kinsley, 61, of Tarboro hanged himself, according to the State Bureau of Investigation. Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson did not return phone…

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