Restaurant opens at Northgreen Country Club

Tammy Rochester has a hard time when people refer to her as the head chef at Northgreen Country Club’s recently opened new restaurant.

  • Event honors veterans

    Various solemn ceremonies held today across the United States will remember the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.

  • City Council to review budget

    Rocky Mount staff Tuesday will present the City Council with the $209,687,210 proposed budget for the fiscal year 2015-16, which is a 4 percent decrease from the revised fiscal year 2014-15 budget.“Continued economic growth during the course of the year, along with the impact of recent local business development, influenced a positive forecast for revenues to meet overall budget levels,” said City Manager Charles Penny in his budget letter. “At the same time, staff continues identifying means to minimize actual expenditures.

  • County officials campaigning for poll workers

    Twin Counties election officials are looking to hire poll workers for this year’s municipal elections and beyond.“We will have several primaries next year so we will need plenty of poll workers,” Nash County Elections Director John Kearney said.

  • Students earn major scholarships

    Two local students have received major college scholarships for the coming academic year, allowing them to face the college years without any financial concerns.

  • Officials: Be prepared for hurricanes

    Twin Counties emergency management officials are encouraging residents to plan now for hurricane season by updating their emergency plans and supplies kits.“The residents of Edgecombe County certainly have vivid memories of the devastation a hurricane can cause.” Assistant Edgecombe County Manager Eric Evans said, referring to Hurricane Floyd of 1999. “We want to ensure that our residents and visitors are prepared for the dangers of hurricanes and tropical storms including severe winds, and flooding.”While the forecast for the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season predicts a below-normal hurricane season much like last year, we already have seen a couple of weeks ago that storms can occur at any time, Rocky Mount Assistant Fire Chief Ronnie Raper said.

Burglary suspect caught inside home

Observant residents and quick police response led to the capture of a burglary suspect Monday.

ECC honor society receives international recognition

For the sixth time in less than 10 years, Edgecombe Community College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society has received international acclaim.

  • LifeCare Hospital recognized for respiratory program

    LifeCare Hospitals of North Carolina has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.

  • Summit offers training for nonprofit leaders

    United Way Tar River Region worked with the N.C. Community Foundation, Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation for Greater Rocky Mount and Reach Out Rocky Mount to sponsor the second annual Leading for Tomorrow Nonprofit Capacity Building Summit on Thursday at the Gateway Convention Center.

  • Fundraising efforts continue for Relay for Life

    Even though Nash County Relay for Life has come and gone, the fundraising efforts remain ongoing. Zaxby’s will host a Spirit Night from 5-8 p.m.

  • Local student awarded research fellowship

    Chelsea Crocker of Rocky Mount has been awarded the King Mackerel Tournament Fellowship for her undergraduate research at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

  • NARFE awards retiree, continues to support others

    Bobby Lewis, Gracie Couch and Gertie Lewis of Rocky Mount recently attended the 59th state convention of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association in Hickory.

Horses provide therapy for military veterans looking to heal

GREENVILLE – Andre served four years in the Marines, but that didn’t mean Dutch was going to take any orders from him. Horses aren’t impressed by the number of stripes on a sleeve.

  • Fishermen find woman dead in creek near Jacksonville

    Fishermen find woman dead in creek near JacksonvilleJACKSONVILLE — Deputies are trying to figure out if a woman found dead in an Onslow County creek suffered a medical problem or was killed by someone else.

  • Lawmakers seek end to solar preferences

    Doctors in North Carolina said they learned an important lesson after last year’s flu vaccine wasn’t as effective as usual.

  • Doctors learn lessons from deadly North Carolina flu season

    Doctors learn lessons from deadly North Carolina flu seasonFAYETTEVILLE — Doctors in North Carolina learned an important lesson after last year’s flu vaccine wasn’t as effective as usual — in times like that, secondary treatments like antiviral medications are even more important.

  • Police: Fatal shooting at Asheville nightclub

    Police: Fatal shooting at Asheville nightclubASHEVILLE — Authorities say someone has been shot to death inside a nightclub in Asheville.

  • 7 decades on, Pearl Harbor kin seek new ID tests and closure

    CARY — Dawn Silsbee and her siblings never knew their Uncle Bert — he died years before they were born. But they saw what his loss did to their family.

Clinton appears to rule out return of ground forces in Ira

HAMPTON, N.H. — Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she sees “no role whatsoever” for U.S. ground forces in Iraq despite setbacks in the struggle against Islamic State militants.

  • Bush, Christie rise in defense of Patriot Ac

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Likely Republican presidential contenders Jeb Bush and Chris Christie on Friday heartily endorsed the Patriot Act and the permission it gives the government to collect phone records in bulk, mocking those who deride the intelligence overhaul passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as an encroachment on civil liberties.“There is ample evidence that the Patriot Act has been a tool to keep us safe, ample evidence,” Bush said at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. “There is no evidence of anyone’s civil liberties being violated because of it.”Christie, who served as a U.S. attorney before being elected New Jersey governor, told the same crowd that the Patriot Act helped him as a prosecutor to win convictions of defendants tied to the 2001 attacks. “I’m the only person in this national conversation at the moment who has used the Patriot Act, signed off on it and convicted terrorists because of it,” he said.

  • Jeb Bush shifts style, critiques brother’s budget management

    CONCORD, N.H. — Only a few days after saying he wouldn’t “go out of my way” to point out what he saw as mistakes made by his brother, Jeb Bush did just that Thursday, criticizing former President George W. Bush’s record on the federal budget.

  • Graham to officially launch presidential campaign in June

    ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina all but confirmed Monday he will run for president in 2016, saying he believes he would be the best choice to serve as commander in chief amid continued unrest in the Middle East.

  • Jeb Bush says in hindsight, he wouldn’t have invaded Iraq

    TEMPE, Ariz. — After days of refusing to say whether, with the benefit of hindsight, he would have ordered the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Jeb Bush relented Thursday and said he would not have invaded.

  • Combs to seek re-election to third mayoral term

    Mayor David Combs announced Wednesday he plans to file for re-election this summer.