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December 18, 2018

A recently re-elected congressman whose district includes Rocky Mount has been tapped for a leadership position.

U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield, D-1st District, will serve as chief deputy whip for the 116th Congress when it convenes in January.

Butterfield, a Wilson native, is the first Democrat from…


December 18, 2018

A former Williford Elementary School student presented his alma mater with an early Christmas present in the form of new computers.

After a discussion with Williford Elementary School Principal Kendrick Alston about the the school’s aging inventory, Kevin Jones, director of the BAC…


December 18, 2018

Edgecombe Community College trustees, administrators, instructors, students and clinicians recently celebrated the college’s new Ophthalmic Medical Assistant program and the addition of high-tech equipment.

The four-semester diploma program curriculum was developed with input from local…


December 17, 2018

TARBORO — A local woman is set to open a new tax service right after Christmas in downtown Tarboro.

Tarboro native LaVone Freeman will be opening Unlimited Taxes & Credit Services at 217 N. Main St. in Suite 101 on Dec. 26. With tax season just around the corner, Freeman said she…


December 17, 2018

A former longtime officer with the Rocky Mount Police Department who was laid to rest recently is remembered for his class, dignity and being a trailblazer in local law enforcement.

Pinetops native Milton Harris, who died Dec. 3 at the age of 76, served almost 30 years with the Rocky Mount Police…


December 17, 2018

Rocky Mount will pause in mid-January to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with special community events.

“We are always excited about the start of a new year, providing everyone an opportunity to look beyond our differences and focus on the things that unite us as…


December 17, 2018

Tickets have gone on sale for the second ticketed concert at the Rocky Mount Event Center.


The “First Lady of Gospel Music,” Pastor Shirley Caesar, will perform a special Easter celebration on April 20, 2019.

Doors will open at 4 p.m. for the performance by the 11-time…


December 17, 2018

Leaders of the N.C. General Assembly invite North Carolina high school students to apply for the 49th annual Youth Legislative Assembly.

“North Carolina’s Youth Legislative Assembly offers students a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about the legislative…

December 17, 2018

At the YMCA, sports and recreational activities are something special.

The YMCA believes in developing the whole child and incorporating the character values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility into all YMCA programs.

Starting at a young age will help instill the value of a healthy…


December 16, 2018

Friday was likely the last day of school for Global Achievers School, which owes nearly $6,000 to the state of North Carolina, state officials said.

Earlier this month, the State Board of Education rejected a final appeal from the school to let it keep its charter. The school was notified in…

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