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June 19, 2019

The top local small businesses for 2019 are going to receive honors in less than 10 days, with Rocky Mount Mills to be the location of the annual awards gathering.

The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Celebration is set for 6 p.m. June 27 in the Power House. Chamber President…

June 19, 2019

Princeville Elementary School students will likely be attending their own school by January 2020, more than three years after their school was destroyed by flood waters.

Jerome Williams, director of maintenance for Edgecombe County Public Schools, had good news to share with board of education…

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June 19, 2019

The Board of Directors of the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund recently presented $5,250 in scholarships to members of the local bowling community.

The Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 to provide educational assistance to members of the Rocky Mount bowling community. The…


June 18, 2019

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board released this week reveals that bad weather was likely the cause of a plane crash that killed four people and two dogs on June 7 in Nash County.

The plane was found in a wooded area of Nash County after an intense multi-agency…

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June 18, 2019

When Etaf Rum came to Rocky Mount 10 years ago, she knew right away she had found a favorite place in Braswell Memorial Library.

“I’ve been bringing my children here since they were babies,” she said.

She never imagined a decade later she’d find her first novel on the…


June 18, 2019

NASHVILLE — A local judge is creating a new program to help drug-addicted parents in danger of losing their children to the system.

State District Court Judge Anthony Brown wants to start a drug treatment court in Nash County to provide treatment to parents with problem-solving courts that…

June 18, 2019

The Rocky Mount Preparatory School Board of Trustees met in a special called meeting Monday night to select a successor to replace Todd Pipkin as head of school.

Pipkin announced his plans to resign from that position earlier this month. His resignation takes effect on June 30.

After Pipkin…


June 18, 2019

A husband and wife were arrested Sunday by Rocky Mount police in connection with an armed robbery that took place earlier this month.

The incident took place about 11 p.m. June 7 at the Goldrock Food Mart on the 1200 block of Goldrock Road in Rocky Mount. Two armed suspects reportedly entered the…


June 18, 2019

The Rocky Mount Garden Club held its last seasonal meeting learning about the art of Bonsai trees.

Dean Bulluck spoke to the ladies in depth about the origin, growth and design of these forms of horticultural art. Bulluck, a Triangle Bonsai Society member, developed an interest in the trees as a…


June 18, 2019

A 33-year-old woman was seriously assaulted Sunday as an argument with her boyfriend escalated into violence.

The woman was sitting on her porch stoop when her intoxicated boyfriend reportedly approached her about 12:45 a.m. The couple began to argue and the woman drove her boyfriend to another…

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