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December 14, 2017

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools recently celebrated another successful United Way campaign during the December Board of Education Meeting at Rocky Mount High School.

The district collected $61,923.53 for the United Way Tar River Region during a campaign that was held from Oct. 23-Nov. 2.

School and…


Hollister native showcases talent as a finalist on 'The Voice"

December 14, 2017

Local residents are voicing support for a Hollister native who might win this year’s ”The Voice” competition.

Brooke Simpson is a finalist in the 13th season of the show that uses audience votes and iTune downloads to determine the winner of a $100,000 cash pot and an one-year…


Two arrested for jewelry store heist

December 14, 2017

Two Rocky Mount residents were arrested Tuesday on charges connected with Friday’s armed robbery of a Knightdale jewelry store.

Jaquin Jamal Pratt, 18, and Nikita Taylor, 25, were charged with first-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Pratt was arrested on the 608 block of…


County nets 111 new jobs

December 14, 2017

TARBORO — Officials on Wednesday touted 111 new jobs coming to Edgecombe County in the first of what could be two major economic development announcements this month.

New York-based Corning, Inc., a world leading innovator in materials science that has brought health products to the…