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August 17, 2017

Local residents and law enforcement officers joined together Tuesday for another special town hall meeting in Rocky Mount.

The Opportunities Industrialization Center at 402 East Virginia St. played host to this year’s second Project Diamond in the Rough forum. Created by local resident and…

August 17, 2017

TARBORO — After an intense discussion, the board of directors of North East Carolina Prep School voted Tuesday night to close school early on Monday for fear of lawsuits related to the solar eclipse. 

William Etheridge, executive director of North East Carolina Prep, told board members…

August 17, 2017

Three Nash County men are scheduled to appear today in separate cases involving alleged sex offenses.

William Junior Rigsbee, 68, of Nashville is scheduled to appear today in N.C. District Court in Nashville on charges of first-degree sex offense, indecent liberties with a child and rape/sex act…

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August 17, 2017

Rocky Mount police are looking for suspects in a pair of home break-ins that happened over a two-day span.

Police responded to the first home break-in at 10:26 p.m. Monday at a house on the 900 block of West Haven Boulevard. They said the homeowner was not home when the break-in occurred.



August 17, 2017

A vehicle break-in early this week resulted in the theft of items worth more than $1,000.

Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle break-in at 1:11 p.m.Tuesday at a house on the 800 block of Drexel Road. They said the victim told them the vehicle — a 2012 Chevrolet Traverse…

August 17, 2017

Nash Community College Student Government Association and Emergency Services hosted a “Be a Friend, Build a Friend” community event in the NCC Continuing Education and Public Services Building multipurpose room.

Approximately 150 faculty, staff, students and local residents attended the…


August 16, 2017

Dr. Deborah Lamm, president of Edgecombe Community College, has received the 2017 Southern Regional Chief Executive Officer Award from the Association of Community College Trustees.

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is a no-profit educational organization of governing boards…


August 16, 2017

A historical marker to many and a symbol of hate to others, the Confederate monument at Battle Park has stood for a century, but its days may now be numbered.

“The bigger they are, the harder they fall,” Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight said of the large granite monument to the…


August 16, 2017

A mistrial has been declared in the murder trial of a Nashville man accused of killing a Castalia man almost two years ago.

Caleb Wardrett’s trial in the shooting death of Anthony Bernard Howard on Dec. 24, 2015, ended Tuesday in a mistrial after Wardrett threw a Bible across the courtroom.…


August 16, 2017

Summer vacation has come to an end for local community college students.

Classes began for Nash Community College students on Tuesday and will begin for Edgecombe Community College students on Thursday.

Students at NCC were looking forward to the start of classes Tuesday with anticipation mixed…

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