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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

A local church wanted to show love to the community with Thanksgiving around the corner.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 301 S. Circle Drive in Rocky Mount gave away 80 one-pound turkeys to local residents Saturday. Elizabeth Mosley, food pantry coordinator for St. Andrew’s…


November 19, 2017

Edgecombe County’s HIV rate has fallen from highest in the state to third highest in North Carolina.

Every year the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services generates an annual report documenting the rates of several communicable diseases by county for the state. The cause of…

November 19, 2017

Peacemakers of Rocky Mount is kicking off the holidays with a Thanksgiving dinner today and plans to open its annual Christmas Toy Store on Dec. 8.

At 5 p.m. today, residents of South Rocky Mount will gather for a potluck Thanksgiving dinner. Peacemakers is supplying the turkeys and community…

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

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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