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October 14, 2019

Local school districts are celebrating the important contributions principals bring to the school district and the community.

Hugh Scott, principal of Southern Nash High School, also serves as the president of the Nash-Rocky Mount Principal and Assistant Principal Association, which is an affiliate…


October 14, 2019

The pattern has remained the same for months.

The latest unemployment figures from the state Commerce Department flow into the email boxes of the press and public — and those figures show Rocky Mount with the highest jobless rate among North Carolina’s metropolitan areas.

And the…

October 14, 2019

During what is known as the Vietnam Era — Aug. 5, 1964, to May 7, 1975 — a total of 2,709,918 American men and women served in Vietnam, including more than 200,000 from North Carolina.

For the great majority, tours to Vietnam largely were uneventful, but for 58,220 Americans, their…


October 14, 2019

New York Times best-selling author Etaf Rum will be the featured speaker at a Meet the Author event at 6 p.m. Thursday at Braswell Memorial Library.

The event, sponsored by Friends of Braswell Memorial Library, is free and open to the public. Rum will discuss her debut novel, “A Woman Is No…


October 13, 2019

NASHVILLE — An elderly man perished in a fire at his house along Sykes Road northwest of Nashville early Sunday morning, the town's fire chief said.

The victim is believed to be William Sherrod, 84, Nash County Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said in a press release. The plan is for an autopsy to…

October 13, 2019

Rodney Mitchell was bored sitting at home on Saturday in Nashville, so he and his wife decided to go to downtown Rocky Mount to enjoy, for the first time, the Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down.

“I said, ‘Let me go out here and see what they’ve got’,” Mitchell said of the…


October 13, 2019

NASHVILLE — As the search for a new superintendent for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools continues, the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education has been gathering input from community stakeholders about the qualities they desire in the next district leader.

At a workshop meeting Monday, attorney…

October 13, 2019

The Carolinas Gateway Partnership has announced two staff changes.

Krista Ikirt, vice president of economic development for Nash County and a 12-year veteran with the partnership, is headed to the Erie County, Penn., Redevelopment Authority, where she will serve as president.

In her new role, Ikirt…

October 13, 2019

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region’s annual premier fundraiser is set for Thursday evening at the Rose Hill Conference Center northwest of Nashville.

The 2019 Steak & Burger event is sold out, which is a first, regional Boys & Girls Clubs CEO Ron Green told the…


October 13, 2019

He had a weekly radio show with an audience bigger than the Super Bowl’s.

He received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He led the biggest-selling band of the 1940s. And he performed more shows for the troops during World War II than Bob Hope did.

But when Clifton Barnes posted Kay…

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