Expanded business to give away turkeys

Since starting in a small space on Jeffreys Road seven years ago, EA Bargain Online and Wholesale Distribution Center has grown throughout the years in Rocky Mount.

  • Nash UNC Health Care receives grant

    Nash UNC Health Care has been awarded a $124,663 grant from The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to support its new Access Outreach Project.

  • Meeting to focus on solar

    TARBORO – County residents will get their chance to voice an opinion about solar farms at the Dec. 1 meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners.

  • Catholic groups give out holiday food baskets

    A Rocky Mount Catholic church continued its tradition of serving food to the needy on the weekend before Thanksgiving.

  • Memorial tree honors fallen N.C. officers

    Despite a chill in the air, a group gathered Thursday night on a country road near Spring Hope to remember the lives of hundreds of fallen North Carolina law enforcement officers – including one who died Wednesday.“When you lose someone to a natural death, it is hard, but when you lose someone you love because of the acts of another who took their life, it is devastating,” said Carie Jones, who came up with the memorial.

  • Alumni group raises $7,200 for N.C. Central

    N.C. Central University graduates from the area recently displayed their Eagle pride by raising money to help support the efforts of the school.

Police investigate string of fires at vacant store

Rocky Mount authorities are asking the public for information on the suspect or suspects who lit several fires at a vacant convenience store.

Garden Club spruces up Braswell Park

The Rocky Mount Garden Club has been conducting a spring and fall clean up in Braswell Park as one of the club’s ongoing projects.

  • Bunn family donates property to ECC

    Through the estate of Elizabeth Burgess Bunn, the Bunn family has donated four parcels of land on South Washington Street in Rocky Mount to Edgecombe Community College.

  • SouthWest Edgecombe student promotes literacy

    One SouthWest Edgecombe High School senior has decided to give back to his community.

  • NCC marketing team receives national awards

    Nash Community College’s public relations and marketing team recently was recognized by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations for excellence during a conference in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Church opens emergency shelter

    With overnight temperatures expected to be in the 20s, a local church has received approval to open its doors to those in need of emergency overnight shelter.

  • Local student receives conservation scholarship

    The N.C. Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation awarded a Careers in Conservation Scholarship to Thomas Winborne Privott of Rocky Mount.

Program helps students develop job skills

BURLINGTON – When patients move in and out of cardiology at Alamance Regional Medical Center, Jason Roby steps in.“I clean up the room for the next patient to come into the room,” said Roby, 19. “Some days it gets busy.”Roby is a student at Western Alamance High School in the exceptional children’s program.

  • 3 arrested at protest against gay-rights group

    GREENSBORO — Three gay-rights advocates are charged with damaging property after confronting protesters outside a North Carolina fundraiser celebrating same-sex marriage and other social changes.

  • 2 prison escapees captured in McDowell County

    MARION — Two young men who escaped from a North Carolina prison are back in custody after nearly a week on the loose.

  • 2 killed, 1 injured in Winston-Salem car crash

    WINSTON-SALEM — Two Kernersville men died and a third injured after their sports car ran off a road and crashed into several parked cars.

  • NC likely to join legislative push on Uber, Lyft

    RALEIGH — North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit.

  • Man arrested after body of missing woman found

    GREENSBORO — Authorities say they found the body of a missing Virginia woman after arresting her boyfriend in North Carolina.

Moore tapped as N.C. House speaker

ASHEBORO – North Carolina Republican lawmakers on Saturday picked N.C. Rep. Tim Moore of Cleveland County to become the next leader of the N.C. House.

  • Six Republicans vie to succeed Tillis as N.C. House speaker

    RALEIGH, — Republican candidates to succeed Thom Tillis as North Carolina House speaker are walking the fine line between praising his four years leading the chamber and critiquing his tenure to promote their independence.

  • Butterfield elected CBC chairman

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield, D-1st District, was unanimously elected Wednesday as the 24th chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 114th Congress.

  • Democrats plan to stress economy in 2016 elections

    WASHINGTON — Democrats say the main lesson of the November election is simple: Go big on the economy.

  • Runoffs to decide two school board races

    The District 6 and District 9 seats on the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Elections will be filled during a school board runoff election on Dec. 2.

  • Analysis: GOP has vague mandate to fix the economy

    WASHINGTON – In the short-on-specifics elections that just ended, the economy was the main issue, Republicans ran against President Barack Obama and Democrats campaigned against the billionaire Koch brothers.