Farmers Market holds tractor show

Some people love collecting and restoring antique cars, while others do the same with tractors.

  • 5K funds help open reading camp

    RED OAK – The Fruit of the Spirit Reading Camp that was held in Red Oak this week was the fruit of the labors of many people who participated in last year’s 5K run.“This event has been a long time in planning and a long time in dreaming, but it has finally come together,” said the Rev.

  • Local centenarian shares life lessons

    Herbert Paris Stallings was born at a time when everyone was embroiled in World War I, women did not have the right to vote and cars were a luxury item, not a necessity.

  • Dog flu shot avaliable for pet owners

    With three confirmed cases of the canine influenza virus, or dog flu, in North Carolina and more suspected as far east as the Triangle, area owners are getting worried.

  • Freedom School to perform ‘Seussical, Jr.’

    The Peacemaker’s Freedom School in Rocky Mount will be presenting a program entitled “Seussical, Jr.” on Thursday and the community is invited to attend free of charge.

  • NCC camps capture fun of baking, art

    Nash Community College was filled with fun and learning this week as the summer camp season wound up with the FUNdamentals of Baking, FUNdamentals of Drawing, and FUNdamentals of Painting camps.

Man charged with punching co-worker during dispute

Authorities apprehended a Rocky Mount man suspected of punching one of his co-workers at work.

Edgecombe County celebrates, honors seniors

Older American Month was established in 1963 by our 35th president John F. Kennedy.

Park to highlight black strife put on hold

RALEIGH — Supporters of a park that would showcase the black experience in North Carolina are overhauling their efforts, including a possible name change and the addition of a monument that would be more uplifting than others about slavery and Jim Crow laws, as they try to determine why donors haven’t embraced the project.

Cooper leads McCrory in 2015 fundraising for gubernatorial campaign

RALEIGH — Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper outpaced incumbent Republican Gov.

  • Analyst says black voter turnout increased regardless of law

    WINSTON-SALEM — An elections analyst testifying at a hearing on North Carolina’s elections law says black voter turnout increased on a national level, regardless of whether a state had such provisions as early voting or same-day voter registration.

  • Last-minute filings fill Nash ballot

    Last-minute filings in Nash County filled the ballot for this year’s municipal elections while Edgecombe County has one seat no one wants.“It’s pretty much the same every municipal election,” said John Kearney, elections director for Nash County.

  • Lawmakers get behind March 15 presidential primary

    RALEIGH — North Carolina legislative leaders have tentatively settled on shifting the state's 2016 presidential primary to mid-March, key lawmakers said Saturday in a move that would avoid potential massive state delegate losses to both Democratic and Republican nominating conventions.

  • Bush, Clinton dominate early 2016 presidential fundraising

    WASHINGTON — The two presidential candidates whose immediate families include former presidents loom large in early fundraising for 2016.

  • Democratic hopeful jabs McCrory, Cooper over voter ID law

    RALEIGH — A candidate for North Carolina governor is running his first ad of the 2016 campaign.

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