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January 18, 2018

For the second time this year, snow is blanketing the Twin Counties, causing local and state authorities to urge residents to stay home and off roadways.

“Don't go out. If you have to go out be cautious, be patient,” said Cpl. Mike Lewis of the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Gov. Roy…


Hospital board names new CEO

January 18, 2018

After a six-month search, Nash UNC Health Care’s Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday that it has named a new chief executive officer to lead the hospital.

Dr. L. Lee Isley will take the helm on April 1 as the organization’s new president and CEO. Isley, who has board…


New details of fatal train crash emerge

January 18, 2018

The train wreck that killed a Whitakers couple has left the community in mourning, the sister of one of the victims told the Telegram.

Clairbel Thomas, the sister of Dorothy Lyons, said the couple were well-liked in the community because of their service to their fellow man.

“They were…


Local man convicted of murder

January 18, 2018

A Rocky Mount man has been convicted of first-degree murder in connection with a 2015 homicide in Edgecombe County.

Martellus Davon Sanders, 23, of the 500 block of Arlington Street, was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole for the shooting death…