Career showcase highlights local opportunities

Nash-Rocky Mount middle and high school students were given the chance to witness the wide range of career opportunities available to them in the area Tuesday night at Nash Community College.

  • Area ranked first in state for charitable giving

    The charitable spirit of Rocky Mount area residents remains the strongest of North Carolina’s metropolitan areas, according to results recently published by the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s “How America Gives.”

  • Businesses take aim at breast cancer

    A higher than average number of Twin Counties residents are diagnosed with breast cancer, and local businesses are joining together Saturday to help provide medical services to those in need.

  • Groups to sponsor candidate forums

    A pair of candidate forums scheduled for Thursday will give Twin Counties voters the opportunity to hear from several political hopefuls from across the area.

  • City to begin loose leaf collection

    The Rocky Mount Public Works Department will begin it annual loose leaf collection program on Nov. 3.

  • Tarboro fire chief hails safety events

    TARBORO – You will get no argument from Tarboro Fire Chief Frankie Winslow about the effects of Fire Safety Month.

Police seize shotgun at N.C. Wesleyan College

A Charlotte college student was arrested Monday after police reportedly seized a loaded shotgun from his car at N.C. Wesleyan College.

  • Police nab home invasion suspect

    A Rocky Mount man was apprehended following a short chase Saturday after police responded to a domestic dispute.

  • Woman sought for stealing panties

    Authorities are searching for a woman suspected of stealing 100 pairs of panties this weekend from Victoria’s Secret.

  • Man wounded in shooting

    A Rocky Mount man is recovering from a gunshot wound while officers are searching for the shooter.Police said an officer on patrol around 7 p.m.

  • Police seek suspects in copper theft

    Rocky Mount police are searching for suspected copper thieves.

  • Police seek gunmen in restaurant holdup

    Rocky Mount police are searching for two suspects in the armed robbery of a local restaurant.Police Sgt. E.K. Collins said officers responded just before 9 p.m.

Credit union awards School of Government scholarships

The Local Government Federal Credit Union recently awarded UNC School of Government scholarships to local men.

  • City to begin loose leaf collection

    The Rocky Mount Public Works Department will begin it annual loose leaf collection program on Nov. 3.

  • YMCA to sponsor diabetes workshops

    November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the Harrison Family YMCA is encouraging residents of Nash and surrounding counties to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease.

  • Local athletes excel at N.C. Senior Games

    The Twin Counties was well represented at the 30th annual N.C. Senior Games recently held in Raleigh.

  • Chewning outlines health care affiliation

    Nash UNC Health Care President and CEO Larry Chewning recently explained to the Kiwanis Club of Rocky Mount the reasons that the Nash County Board of Commissioners agreed to join forces with UNC Health Care Systems.

  • Girl Scouts take weekend camping trip

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Area Girl Scout Service Unit recently held its annual Fall Encampment.

Tillis lone U.S. Senate candidate on live TV program

RALEIGH (AP) – Thom Tillis got the stage alone Tuesday night in North Carolina’s tight U.S. Senate race, the only candidate on a statewide television program in which he discussed views on abortion, global climate change and differences with absent Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.

  • GOP leader: Officials can refuse to marry gays

    RALEIGH — A top Republican said Tuesday that he will back a bill protecting state officials who refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples.

  • Appeals court won't block ASU early vote order

    RALEIGH — A North Carolina appeals court won't block enforcement of a trial judge's order requiring Watauga County to host one voting site on the Appalachian State University campus when early voting begins Thursday.

  • 1 killed, 1 hurt in plane crash in Durham County

    BAHAMA — Authorities say one man is dead and another man injured after a small plane crashed into a wooded area in northern Durham County.

  • Social worker accused of selling Medicaid info

    CHARLOTTE — A Mecklenburg County social worker is accused by federal authorities of selling identifying information of federal Medicaid recipients to a man believed to have bilked the government out of more than $3 million.

  • NAACP seeks legislative session on Medicaid

    RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory should call legislators to a one-day session to approve Medicaid expansion, the head of the state NAACP said Monday.

U.S. Sen. Hagan keeps moderate, anti-Tillis messages

HIGH POINT — U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan wrapped up another gathering at a local Democratic Party office with handshakes, hugs and photos following a stump speech designed to energize the faithful about her re-election campaign.

  • Groups to sponsor candidate forums

    A pair of candidate forums scheduled for Thursday will give Twin Counties voters the opportunity to hear from several political hopefuls from across the area.

  • Tillis to be only U.S. Senate candidate on TV debate

    RALEIGH — It appears Thom Tillis will get the spotlight to himself on a television show billed as a debate for North Carolina's U.S. Senate hopefuls.

  • Davis touts record in commissioner's race

    For the first time in several years, incumbent Republican Robbie Davis will face opposition for the District 7 seat on the Nash County Board of Commissioners when he faces off against Democratic challenger Barbara Tyre in next month’s general election.

  • Education, jobs key issues in Senate race

    Republican Richard Scott and N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, are vying for the 4th District seat in the N.C. Senate in November.

  • Tillis seeks to tie Hagan to stimulus funds

    RALEIGH — Republican Thom Tillis and his allies on Friday began running TV ads zeroing in on allegations that rival U.S. Sen.