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December 10, 2017

The 251 graduates at N.C. Wesleyan College’s December commencement ceremony on Saturday at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts were offered some life lessons from Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, who served as the keynote speaker.

Forest has served as lieutenant governor of North Carolina since…

Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest

December 10, 2017

Teach for America is hosting its first regional Corp Members of Color Retreat this weekend in Edgecombe County.

The Eastern North Carolina regional event began Thursday and was held at Franklinton at Bricks, a reclaimed slavery plantation that was transformed into one of the first accredited…

December 10, 2017

The Rocky Mount City Council has received a grant to help pay local halfway house residents to clean up litter in the city limits.

“A cleaner, greener Rocky Mount is even closer to fruition thanks to a grant from the Futrell-Mauldin Community Fund for Greater Rocky Mount, a component of the…

December 10, 2017

Families, school leaders, special needs advocates and state officials gathered recently for a trio of public information sessions across North Carolina regarding the new state-sponsored Education Savings Accounts.

ESAs are designed to provide $9,000 in state funds to offset educational expenses for…

December 10, 2017

The members of the Wilson-Rocky Mount-Tarboro Chapter of The Links, Incorporated recently hosted their fifth Biennial White Rose Luncheon at the Greenville Hilton in Greenville.

The theme for the occasion was a “Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show.”

The Wilson-Rocky Mount-Tarboro…


December 09, 2017

RALEIGH —- The snow, the rain, the sleet and the cold only seemed to serve Tarboro. The undefeated Vikings this season were ground-and-pound specialists, anyways, not passing experts.

On a stingy state title Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium, a faithful and bundled crowd from Tarboro…


December 09, 2017

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital recently received its most recent Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of a B, down from the A it earned in the last rating period but an above-average score for hospitals rated by the system.

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, formerly known as Hospital Safety Scores, are…


December 09, 2017

What authorities initially believed was a hit-and-run on Interstate 95 late Thursday turned into a water recovery when a second vehicle was discovered submerged in a nearby creek.

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at about 8:45 p.m. at mile-marker 148, two miles south of the…


December 09, 2017

With the first wintry blast of the season hitting North Carolina, state and local authorities said it's the perfect time to remind Twin Counties residents to be prepared for inclement weather and for motorists to reduce speeds.

“Slow down,” said Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis.…

December 09, 2017

The Rocky Mount City Council is set to swear in re-elected members and welcome its new interim police chief Monday.

Recently re-elected council members Reuben Blackwell in Ward 2, Lamont Wiggins in Ward 3, W.B. Bullock in Ward 6 and Chris Miller in Ward 7 will be sworn in by N.C. Superior Court…

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