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August 16, 2018

Rocky Mount police have arrested five people in connection with an armed robbery that took place Friday night in the Golden East Mall mall parking lot.

A 32-year-old man and a 17-year-old teen were held up at gunpoint at about 6 p.m. Friday in the parking lot near the food court, Rocky Mount police…

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August 16, 2018

Peacemakers of Rocky Mount will host its annual Hope Banquet fundraiser at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Englewood Baptist Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Rev. Vann R. Ellison, president and chief executive officer of St. Matthew's House in Naples, Fla., will be the keynote speaker. Ellison is widely…


August 15, 2018

A new member of the Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees was officially sworn in and a second member was reappointed at the board’s recent quarterly meeting.

The Edgecombe County Board of Education appointed Ricky Thompson of Tarboro to the board. Thompson is a financial advisor with…

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August 15, 2018

A young professional couple is using their expertise in the wine industry to start a business in downtown Rocky Mount.

Ryan Hicks, 35, and Sarah Hicks, 33, will be opening a small high-end wine retail boutique and bar in Station Square called Bin & Barrel Wine Bar and Bottles. The…


August 15, 2018

Three people were shot late Tuesday near the intersection of Lancaster Store Road and Pine Street in Castalia.

Three adults were wounded during the shooting, which is believed to be in connection with an armed robbery. One person was transported to Wake Med hospital in Raleigh and two were…


August 15, 2018

A Rocky Mount man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his 2-month-old son.

Rocky Mount police responded about 6 a.m. Sunday to a call about a deceased person at 444 Sled Court, according to a statement by the Rocky Mount Police Department. When officers arrived, they found…

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August 15, 2018

Alert actions by Middlesex residents helped the Nash County Sheriff’s Office nab a “rocking chair bandit.”

Nash County deputies responded to calls Tuesday about a man transporting rocking chairs that were stolen from at least two residences in Middlesex.


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August 15, 2018

The state Transportation Department is set today to convert a Nash County intersection into a four-way stop in an attempt to reduce traffic collisions.

The new four-way stop is at Old Carriage Road and Hunter Hill Road in Red Oak, just outside Rocky Mount. Before the change, drivers traveling on…

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August 15, 2018

TARBORO — Residents looking to use the two local recreational centers on Sundays will be allowed to for the forseeable future.

The Tarboro Town Council during its monthly meeting on Monday approved a measure to keep the Braswell Center and the M.A. Ray Center open on Sundays…

August 14, 2018

Rocky Mount Prep was put on lockdown Tuesday while authorities searched for a missing student.

The lockdown took place for more than three hours Tuesday afternoon after the student left the campus. Cpl. Brad Summerlin said a 15-year-old student had expressed some concerning thoughts to some friends…

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