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October 17, 2017 - 25 minutes ago

Police are investigating a trio of robberies that happened on Friday and Saturday.

Police responded to the first robbery at 11:17 a.m. Friday at a house on the 100 block of Jeffries Cove. They said the victim told them when she answered the door, two suspects described as black men forced their way…

October 17, 2017 - 25 minutes ago

The number of cancer survivors is projected to be over 18 million by 2020, according to the National Institute of Health. Vidant Health Rehabilitation Managers from eight Vidant hospitals and home health decided to organize an intense training recently that focused on education; including the…

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October 16, 2017

A Rocky Mount man was killed Saturday in a shooting.

A Rocky Mount police officer on routine patrol heard gunshots in the area of Sunset Avenue near Dominick Drive, according to a news release from the Rocky Mount Police Department. The release stated that when the officer and other Rocky Mount…

October 16, 2017

A Rocky Mount man was killed in a single-car wreck on Saturday when his car careened off a bridge railing and landed underwater in Town Creek.

Christopher Gary Poole, 40, of the 800 block of Arrowhead Lane, died in the wreck that occurred about 7 a.m. on Saturday. First Sgt. Jimmie Silver of the N.…

October 16, 2017

Local “superheroes” met with area residents on Saturday night prior to the Tar River Orchestra’s “Saluting Our Superheroes” performance at the Dunn Center.

Police car lights flashed in front of the Dunn Center where local law enforcement agencies and other first…


October 16, 2017

The Nash County landfill is filling up.

The nearly four-acre site on Duke Road in Nashville will be out of room in a year. The county plans to expand the landfill before then.

“We expect to bid out the work by December,” Nash County Manager Zee Lamb said.

Following the recommendation of…

October 16, 2017

An upcoming run is being held to help financially assist residents of Edgecombe County actively being treated for cancer.

The fifth annual Run For Your Life 5K and Fun Run is a Halloween charity race for the Edgecombe Cancer Support Foundation. The race will start at 9 a.m. Oct. 28 in Tarboro. The…


October 16, 2017

The town of Nashville’s Parks & Recreation and Cultural Resources Department will wind down its summerlong concert series this weekend.

The town’s inaugural Creekside Musical Festival comes to a close Friday as the town welcomes bluegrass band Fireside Collective to Stoney Creek…


October 16, 2017

Nash-Rocky Mount Rotary Club President Paul Handley recently presented a check for a grant request in the amount of $10,000 to Harrison Family YMCA CEO Jacquelyn Price.

This grant will fund an Outdoor Learning Environment on the YMCA's playground to enhance the learning for youth in their after-…

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October 15, 2017

Several city blocks surrounding the Helen P. Gay Historic Train station were roped off this weekend as more than 50 cooking teams and 4,000 participants flocked to attend the annual Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down on Friday night and Saturday.

Jennifer Schrimper attended the event on Saturday…

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