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April 21, 2018

Malinda Pennington has received Edna McGuire Boyd Scholarship from The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

The honor society for women educators promotes excellence in education and personal and professional growth of women educators, leading in the field of graduate scholarships given to…


April 20, 2018

A teacher at the A.J. Richardson Head Start Center received a surprise on Wednesday as she was selected as a Teacher Hero through the PNC Grow Up Great program.

Donna Cockrell was presented with a $2,000 gift card to use for her projects on DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding site that helps teachers…


April 20, 2018

A three-day event designed to help give college scholarship funds to local students is returning next month.

The Rotary Club for the third-year will present the Tackle the Tar mud run and fun day event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19 at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex. Kristen Brabble, chairwoman of…

April 20, 2018

A local lawmaker successfully defended his residency status Thursday at a hearing.

N.C. Sen. Rick Horner, a Republican representing the 11th District, which includes Nash and Johnston counties, has resided in Bailey since December, a three-member panel, two Democrats and a Republican,…

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April 20, 2018

A garden sprouted Thursday near downtown Rocky Mount.

Actually, the garden was already there. It just needed a face lift. Plants held by glove-covered hands made their way to the ground yesterday afternoon, all in the name of healthy living and community involvement.

The event —…


April 20, 2018

The wind and spirits were up Thursday evening as the Friends of the Braswell Memorial Library held its biennial fundraiser at Koi Pond Brewing Co. at the Rocky Mount Mills.

Truck by the Tracks offered a meal from the On the Square food truck, which was parked at the brewery. Wind picked up in the…


April 20, 2018

The Harrison Family YMCA staff leadership, Board of Directors and campaign volunteer storytellers recently kicked off the community phase of the Y’s 2018 annual support campaign to ensure that  everyone in the area has access to vital community programs and resources that support…


April 19, 2018

NASHVILLE — State lawmakers won't return to Raleigh until May, but some Twin Counties voters are already planning how to fight perceived threats to democracy including a possible voter identification referendum and judicial gerrymanding.

Voter ID is meant to disenfranchise black voters, said…

April 19, 2018

A local lawmaker will defend his residency in a hearing set for this afternoon in Smithfield.

N.C. Sen. Rick Horner, a Republican representing the 11th District, which includes Nash and Johnston counties, is running unopposed in the May primary. So far his biggest challenge is proving he lives in…

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April 19, 2018

 A 40-year-old woman was robbed at knife point when she opened her place of business Tuesday morning.

Rocky Mount police Cpl. Brad Summerlin said the incident occurred about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday as the victim was opening the office of Holden Temporaries on the 3200 block of Zebulon Road. A…

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