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November 19, 2017

For several years, Rocky Mount’s metropolitan statistical area’s unemployment rate has been higher than the other 14 metro areas, the state average and the national average.

At the peak of the Great Recession, Rocky Mount had an unemployment rate of 14.8 percent. Over the last…

November 19, 2017

Retiring Rocky Mount Police Chief James Moore said he stands by his controversial crime statistics reporting methods, has been planning his departure for a year and is proud to have instituted several firsts during his five-year tenure.

“I categorically, undeniably stand by the honesty and…

November 19, 2017

Elbert Purvis, a maintenance employee for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, has been named the 2017 North Carolina Maintenance Employee of the Year.

The honor was revealed at the 45th annual Eastern Convention and Workshop of the North Carolina Public School Maintenance Association held in late…

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November 18, 2017

The world of professional wrestling returns today to the Twin Counties as a fundaiser event to help a local organization.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the bell ringing at 8 p.m. for the Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling’s “Battle for the Belts” event at Nash Central…

November 18, 2017

Edgecombe County School bus drivers are getting a raise this year, courtesy of the N.C. General Assembly and Edgecombe County Public Schools. 

The funding for the raise will come from a $16.9 million appropriation passed by the N.C. General Assembly as part of the 2017-18 budget. Edgecombe…

November 18, 2017

The Nash County Board of Commissioners is set to discuss a monument to local civil servants among other topics Monday afternoon during a regularly called monthly workshop meeting.

The board will review a proposal for the Commemorative Courtyard Marker meant to honor civil servants in Nash County.…

November 18, 2017

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools is reaping some of the benefits of a $2 million grant awarded by the state of North Carolina to support college and career readiness programs through initiatives offered by Communities in Schools.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced the grant awards earlier this month as he…

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November 18, 2017

Tarboro and the surrounding region are being served by two new Vidant physicians and a nurse practitioner, bringing additional expertise in women’s care, internal medicine and cardiology.

Dr. Lisa M. Guyton has joined Vidant Women’s Care, offering obstetrics and gynecology. She…

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November 17, 2017

Opponents of an interstate natural gas pipeline through Nash County have filed an appeal with federal authorities to halt the project while builders say they aren't concerned by the maneuver.

Nash Stop the Pipeline and nearly two dozen other organizations have appealed federal regulatory approval…

November 17, 2017

Crystal Jackson vividly remembers the unstable economy.

Jackson lost her full-time job in March 2016. She worked in direct sales for 10 years, selling women’s accessories for a company called Miche Handbags before it went out of business.

Ironically, Jackson said, she became unemployed…

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