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May 28, 2018

If there's such a thing as a local hero, Army Maj. Brent Williams surely fits the bill.

Williams graduated from Northern Nash High School in 1999. Just a few short years later, he was leading his infantry unit into combat against insurgents in Iraq. On his first patrol, Williams' Bradley fighting…


Slain soldier remembered as hero

May 28, 2018

A Rocky Mount soldier killed in action five years ago will always be remembered by friends and relatives as a hero and loving family man.

Army Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr., “Junior” to family, is remembered as a hero this Memorial Day.

Battle, 25, died Nov. 13, 2012, in Kandahar,…


Search continues for remains of missing soldier lost in Vietnam

May 28, 2018

Caroline McCall will never give up the fight that she promised her late mother about having her brother Darrell Johnson’s remains discovered and be given a proper burial for his service as an infantry soldier in U.S. Army, where he gave his life for his country in the Vietnam War.

Sgt. 1st…


Peacemakers expands summer programs

May 28, 2018

Peacemakers of Rocky Mount is offering a six-week intensive summer course for high school students to empower participants with the skills necessary to successfully launch into life as young adults.

The program, known as "Converge," includes curricula partially guided by participants and…