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April 27, 2017

The 2017 graduation season opens this year on Saturday when 234 students are expected to graduate from N.C. Wesleyan College. 

The 54th spring commencement ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Minges Auditorium at the Dunn Center on the campus of Wesleyan College. Admission to the…


April 27, 2017

Another local resident’s home was burglarized Tuesday while she was out of her house.

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering at 5:42 p.m. at a house on the 100 block of Dalewood Drive. They said the victim told them she was not home when the break-in happened. An…

April 27, 2017

Three juveniles are facing charges after police say they caught them Tuesday breaking into a local resident’s home .

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering in progress at 4:44 p.m. at a house on the 1800 block of Duncan Drive. They said when they arrived, one of the…

April 27, 2017

Rocky Mount police are investigating another stolen motor vehicle case.

Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle theft at 10:50 p.m. at a business on the 4600 block of Sunset Avenue. They said the victim told them she parked her car, a gray 2008 Honda Accord with N.C. license plate…

April 26, 2017

State and local emergency officials are expecting area flooding this week with the Tar River cresting Tuesday night. Conditions in Rocky Mount and throughout the Twin Counties have worsened due to heavy rains over the past three days.

Rainfall of nearly seven inches locally and an upstream flow…


April 26, 2017

With flooding in low-lying areas and the Tar River cresting above flood stage, Edgecombe County has declared a state of emergency.

Rocky Mount’s Swift Water Emergency Response Team has performed around 16 water rescues. County and city officials are urging motorists not to drive through…


April 26, 2017

Edgecombe County Public Schools will be closed for the second day in a row Thursday as the county deals with the current and potential impact of heavy rainfall across much of the area earlier this week.

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay.

North East Carolina Prep…

April 26, 2017

Edgecombe County Public Schools has announced that it will be closed for the students and staff today due to flooded road conditions. Originally, the school system had announced a three-hour delay.

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools is still operating on a two-hour delay.

The American Red Cross has…

April 26, 2017

Speed is being cited as the primary cause of a wreck Saturday that claimed the life of a Rocky Mount High School student.

N.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. Quintin Stanton on Tuesday would not say how fast the car was traveling when it crashed, stressing that the wreck is still under investigation. He did…

April 26, 2017

More than 80 employers came out to showcase their job and career openings Tuesday at Nash Community College’s annual career fair.

Mishelle Ezzell, who has been unemployed since 2013, recently graduated with a health information technology degree from Edgecombe Community College. Ezzell said…

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