Animal Palooza puts kids in touch with farm life

The Nash County 4-H program provided young children with the opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of animals at its two-day Animal Palooza.

  • Summer boot camp equips young entrepreneurs

    Here’s a way to help grow the local economy: encourage young people to invest back into their communities.

  • City looks to expand Night Out participation

    Neighborhood groups have until today to register with the Rocky Mount Police Department to sponsor a National Night Out event.

  • Junior Guild seeks new recruits

    While fundraisers such as the spring bargain sale and the fall mum sale garner publicity for the Junior Guild of Rocky Mount, the young women who make up the club’s membership do much more to serve the community throughout the year.

  • Balloon artist entertains kids at library

    Balloons were flying, monsters were waving and children were laughing Wednesday afternoon at Braswell Memorial Library as balloon artist Donna Pruett entertained almost 400 people.

  • United Community Ministries extends fundraising deadline

    The deadline to support United Community Ministries’ Friend Raiser 2014 has been pushed back to the end of August with organizers hoping the extra 30 days will raise the final $7,000 needed to meet their goal.

Police charge 16-year-old with attempted murder

A 16-year-old boy was charged with attempted murder in the shooting of another teen at a store Sunday night.

ECC welcomes new students

About 150 new students attended New Student Orientation on Monday at Edgecombe Community College.

  • Nashville student awarded credit union scholarship

    Nicholas Place of Nashville recently received a Local Government Federal Credit Union Scholarship Award.

  • Art teacher uses QR codes as teaching tools

    An Edgecombe County Public Schools art teacher is thinking “outside the box’ to make technology come alive in her art classroom.

  • Junior Guild seeks new recruits

    While fundraisers such as the spring bargain sale and the fall mum sale garner publicity for the Junior Guild of Rocky Mount, the young women who make up the club’s membership do much more to serve the community throughout the year.

  • Tri-County 4-H team wins state title

    A combination of 4-H’ers from a three-county area joined forces last week to bring home several notable awards – including a state title – at the N.C. 4-H Poultry Competition.

  • Four students awarded Kitty Powell scholarships

    The Board of Directors of the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund recently presented $3,000 in scholarships to members of the bowling community.

N.C. House fails to concur on moped regulations

RALEIGH — The North Carolina House Thursday rejected a bill requiring insurance for moped drivers.

Longer session hampers Tillis in U.S. Senate race

RALEIGH — Instead of being able to focus full-time on unseating Democratis U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, Thom Tillis is spending a key stretch of his U.S. Senate campaign managing North Carolina’s protracted legislative session.

  • Perdue defeats Kingston in GOP Senate runoff in Georgia

    ATLANTA — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia’s U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

  • Record-low turnouts seen in many primaries

    WASHINGTON — More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday.

  • Two file to challenge Nash-Rocky Mount school board member

    Three candidates filed for the District 6 seat on the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education during the second week of the filing period.

  • Democrats campaign on church ties

    ATLANTA – Jason Carter, former President Jimmy Carter’s grandson, stepped into the pulpit of South Columbus United Methodist Church for a Palm Sunday sermon and offered a message of Christian responsibility to the poor, with his phone in hand.

  • Winner of GOP contest promoted outsider role

    RALEIGH — A former Baptist minister who knocked off the son of one of North Carolina’s most powerful politicians in a Republican primary for Congress did so in part by cultivating an outsider’s image.