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February 17, 2019

While it’s nothing new, workers commuting to the area has come into focus as a state agency eyes possible relocation to Rocky Mount.

The state Department of Motor Vehicles is looking for a new home, being forced to soon vacate its asbestos-laden building in downtown Raleigh. The DMV may move…

February 17, 2019

Rocky Mount police are investigating gunfire Wednesday that damaged the door of a local hotel room.

The incident occurred about 9:51 p.m. Wednesday at the Executive Inn on the 1800 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard. As of now, police are investigating the incident as an aggravated assault as the…


February 16, 2019

A Twin County Hall-of-Famer lost her Rocky Mount home to a fire Saturday.

Jean Almand Kitchin said she's lucky to have escaped the blaze. Her four-bedroom, three-bath house in Candlewood was destroyed in an early morning fire. The house is valued at $240,000. No one was injured in the fire.



February 16, 2019

A Rocky Mount man is accused of shooting an elderly woman in the head.

Tyquon Marquese Draughn, 21, was charged early Saturday by the Rocky Mount Police Department with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Draughn is accused of shooting 65-year-old Sandra Faye Epps of Rocky…

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February 16, 2019

The Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center on the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College now has a new name. 

The Lamm Building, as it is now known, was recently named after former ECC President Deborah L. Lamm, who retired in May 2018 after 14 years at the helm of…


February 16, 2019

NC MedAssist will hold a Mobile Free Pharmacy Event on March 1 in Tarboro.

The event, which is in collaboration with Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, is open to any individual or family needing over-the-counter medications. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the E.L. Roberson Center at…

February 16, 2019

The Downtown Merchants Association is ready to take the main stage with the grand opening of a new business and a membership drive.

For the past year, the group of business owners and investors has been organizing, but it’s time to get to work, said association President Tarrick Pittman, who…

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February 16, 2019

NASHVILLE — The town’s interim manager said Nashville’s proposal to buy Birchwood Country Club remains on the table, but he said he hasn’t heard anything directly back from the club’s leadership.

Leonard Barefoot on Tuesday told the Telegram he spoke over the phone on…


February 16, 2019

Due to widespread flu and illness, The Blood Connection is experiencing low donor turnout and this is affecting blood inventory and the ability to provide blood products to local hospitals.

The Blood Connection is urging healthy donors — first time donors and regular donors — to help…

February 16, 2019

A contractor for the state Department of Transportation will temporarily close a section of Independence Drive starting at 8 a.m. Monday as part of a project to widen two miles of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

Crews will install a sewer line and a storm drain under Goose Branch Crossing near the…

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