NCC radio station goes international

Nash Community College’s Big Bang radio station, WNIA 89.1 FM, is going global.

  • Officials urge disaster preparedness

    Since September is National Preparedness Month, the city of Rocky Mount is taking the time to remind residents that being prepared for any type of emergency is good for the community.

  • Deadline looms to pay property taxes

    As Sept. 1 fast approaches and property taxes are due, local officials are reflecting on those who have yet to pay last year’s bill.

  • Nashville restaurant to change hands, menu

    While one local restaurant is set to close in Nashville, another is about to open in the same location.

  • Postal workers aim to save processing center

    Efforts are being made to garner enough support to avoid the shutdown of the Rocky Mount mail processing and distribution facility at 201 E. Raleigh Boulevard, which is scheduled to close next year.

  • Community residents remain unsure about Pope closure

    This marks the first school year in almost 80 years that O.R. Pope Elementary School will not serve Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools’ students.

Teen dad charged with child abuse

A Rocky Mount teenager was charged Tuesday in connection with the hospitalization of his infant child in June.

RMA begins year with new programs, new look

Aug. 25 marked the beginning of Rocky Mount Academy’s 46th year as an independent school in Rocky Mount and the first day of school for 420 students in Pre-K through 12th grade.

  • Belmont 5 race to benefit Tar River Scouts

    Running is the oldest form of exercise and is experiencing a boom like never before.In 2013, there were 19 million running event finishers nationally.

  • Twin County Hall of Fame announces 2014 inductees

    The Twin County Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2014, who will be inducted into the hall Nov. 20 at Nash Community College.

  • Back-to-school bash aims to benefit migrant students

    The Migrant Education and English as a Second Language Department of Edgecombe County Public Schools sponsored a Back-to-School Bash for students who are current or former migrant students.

  • Women’s club adopts local schools

    The Tarboro Women’s Club recently collected school supplies from throughout North Carolina to help support Edgecombe County Public Schools.

  • Nonprofit group comes to young musician’s aid

    Watermark for Kids, a national nonprofit organization committed to helping local kids thrive, recently awarded a musical instrument and 20 private music lessons to Tarboro teen Ty’Sean Phelps.

Former Charlotte mayor could be sentenced next week

CHARLOTTE — Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon could be sentenced as early as next week on a plea to a public corruption charge.

  • Search of convicted felon’s home leads to arrest

    SALISBURY — Authorities in Rowan County have arrested a convicted felon after a search of his home turned up a loaded .22 revolver and two long guns.

  • Radio ads praise N.C. lawmakers for fracking votes

    RALEIGH — The energy industry is thanking several North Carolina lawmakers who supported fracking legislation with radio ads in their districts as elections approach.

  • Appeal by soldier convicted of murder to be heard

    FAYETTEVILLE— The soldier convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of two soldiers in Kuwait will get to appeal the verdict in a military court this fall.

  • EPA: North Carolina’s air getting cleaner

    EPA: North Carolina’s air getting cleanerRALEIGH — Federal environmental officials say all of North Carolina meets a new more-stringent national air quality standard for fine-particle pollution.

  • Man cleared of child sex abuse after 22 years in prison

    ASHEVILLE — A North Carolina judge has dismissed all charges and overturned the sentence of a man who spent 22 years in prison after his conviction in a child sex abuse case.

Former N.C. House speaker ranked top lobbyist at legislature

RALEIGH — The top leader in the N.C. House during the mid-1990s is now atop a nonpartisan group’s list of the General Assembly’s most influential lobbyists.

  • Rubio boosts S.C. Republicans

    ANDERSON, S.C. — Confronted several times by hecklers demanding immigration reform, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio told attendees at a Republican fundraising barbecue that no country has been more generous to people from elsewhere than the United States.

  • Hagan braces for Obama’s visit to the state

    RALEIGH — Her re-election in doubt, North Carolina’s Democratic senator has an uncomfortable decision to make as President Barack Obama appears in her state before a critical audience she’s trying to woo: Veterans.

  • Attorney files for N.C. Court of Appeals

    A former Nashville resident and longtime attorney has filed to run for the N.C. Court of Appeals.

  • Hagan criticizes Obama over help for veterans

    CHARLOTTE – U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan criticized the Obama administration Friday for not doing enough to help military veterans and fix problems within the Veterans Administration, comments made just days before the president is scheduled to speak to the American Legion convention.

  • Carolina Rising begins $1.5M ad campaign

    RALEIGH — A group promoting policies implemented by North Caroilna Republicans is running a television ad before most public schools open to praise Gov.