School board OKs tentative budget plan

The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education on Monday approved a 2015-16 budget based on $136,388,859 in projected revenues, an estimated $1.8 million less than the last fiscal year.

  • Local officials warn about open burning

    Warmer weather has Twin Counties fire officials reminding residents it’s illegal to burn anything except vegetation.

  • Health insurance deadline looms

    Twin Counties residents fined earlier this year for not having health insurance when filing taxes have a few more days to sign up through the Affordable Care Act.

  • Mayor expresses city's opposition to proposed schools split

    Rocky Mount Mayor David Combs spoke Monday on behalf of the City Council in opposition to the proposed dissolution of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools along county lines.

  • Event focuses on domestic violence

    NASHVILLE – Whether donning pumps, slingbacks or wedges, the men who participated in Saturday’s Walk the Track in Her Shoes event for My Sister’s House made an impression in the fight against domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Local student wins Thomas Wolfe award

    A Rocky Mount Academy senior has won the prestigious Thomas Wolfe Scholarship for literary merit.

Police search for vehicle arsonist

Rocky Mount authorities are investigating an early morning fire that destroyed a vehicle in a local park.

  • Woman charged in stabbing

    A woman is recovering after being stabbed Friday during an ongoing dispute in which another woman was charged.

  • Teen wounded in shooting

    Rocky Mount police are investigating a Saturday night shooting that wounded an area teenager.

  • Bicyclist injured in hit-and-run

    A Rocky Mount man was seriously injured Saturday night when he reportedly was struck by a car while riding his bicycle.

  • Teen shot near nightclub

    A teenager is recovering from a gunshot wound suffered Saturday night near a teen nightclub.

  • Convicted felon arrested after threatening sibling

    A convicted felon was arrested Thursday after he allegedly threatened his sister with a gun.

Edgecombe students to attend Governor’s School

Two students from Edgecombe County Public Schools were recently selected to attend the Governor’s School of North Carolina this summer.

  • YMCA gears up for summer day camps

    This summer, the Harrison Family YMCA’s day camp program is offering kids an enriching, learning experience to help them get more out of summer break – more friendships, more accomplishments and more belonging.

  • Gala presents 2015 Debu-ettes

    The Rocky Mount Debu-ette Club held its annual presentation gala April 19 at Benvenue Country Club.

  • Starr endows scholarship at N.C. State

    Doug Starr recently gathered with his family and friends in SAS Hall on the N.C. State University campus in Raleigh to celebrate the establishment of the W. Douglas and Linda Starr Scholarship Endowment in the university’s College of Sciences.

  • Businessman boosts N.C. Wesleyan

    Rocky Mount businessman Dong Jin has honored members of his family by making two separate gifts to N.C. Wesleyan College.

  • Southern Nash Middle FFA makes first trip to state contest

    Southern Nash Middle School’s Future Farmers of America chapter recently traveled to Greensboro to compete in the FFA State Middle Grades Rally.

News organizations push to unseal Petraeus documents

CHARLOTTE — A coalition of news organizations is pushing for the release of documents related to the sentencing of former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was ruined for sharing classified materials with his mistress who was writing his biography.

  • N.C. House regulatory bill includes stream buffer changes

    RALEIGH — The legislature’s first crack at its annual “regulatory reform” bill that moved forward Monday includes provisions environmental groups worry could discourage natural pollution protections along streams and rivers.

  • Woman found dead on Interstate 85

    GASTONIA — Gastonia police are investigating the death of a 28-year-old woman as a possible hit and run.

  • Two charged with kidnapping, running down woman

    FAYETTEVILLE — Sheriff’s deputies in Cumberland County have charged two men with kidnapping, assaulting and running over a woman in an incident earlier this month.

  • N.C. senators won’t try to stop mental health property sale

    RALEIGH — Republican senators announced Monday they will no longer try to stop the sale of more than 300 acres of state land to Raleigh to build a regional park, saying their biggest concerns about the pending deal have been addressed by the governor’s office.

  • Man facing DWI charge after tractor-trailer crashes

    RALEIGH — A Stokes County man has been charged with DWI and commercial DWI after the tractor-trailer he was driving crashed on state Highway 56 in Granville County.

Bush donors see him lay out contours of 2016 campaign

MIAMI BEACH, Florida — Jeb Bush’s super PAC is raising eye-popping sums in a multi-pronged effort to define the former Florida governor for Republican presidential primary voters before his rivals can, donors say.