Tarboro store makes giving back a tradition

TARBORO – Anil Bambardekar has made a big difference in the community since opening up his small Mom and Pop convenience store Brown’s Grocery two years ago.

  • NAACP to lead talk on KKK picture

    The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP has scheduled a Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m.

  • Spending bill weakens rules on truck safety

    In addition to avoiding a government shutdown, the recent passage of the omnibus spending bill included various non-budget items ranging from medical marijuana to healthier school lunches.

  • Students launch toy drive for community

    Before local schools let out for the long holiday break, some students at Rocky Mount High wanted to make sure underprivileged children in the community would have something to look forward to this Christmas.

  • Teen murder suspect held without bond

    Rocky Mount police charged a 19-year-old Thursday with attempted murder and murder – the teenager’s second time facing charges in connection with a homicide.

  • Firefighters make short work of Battleboro blaze

    A Rocky Mount firefighter received a minor injury Friday while battling a house fire in the Battleboro community.

Low-speed chase leads to two arrests

Two Rocky Mount men were charged after refusing to stop for a traffic stop and leading police on a low-speed chase.

Rocky Mount native attends medical congress in Washington

Rocky Mount native Victoria Mayer attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders on Nov. 14-16 in Washington, D.C.The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields.

EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan.

Blue re-elected minority leader in N.C. Senate

RALEIGH — North Carolina Senate Democrats are keeping veteran lawmaker Dan Blue of Raleigh as their leader for the next two years and chose a relative newcomer as minority whip.