June 21, 2018

There’s no doubt that summer has arrived as this past week the Twin Counties has encountered some sweltering days with the heat index bringing temperatures above 100 degrees, which makes it even more important for people to take extreme caution when working or doing any activity during the…

City marks opening of new service center

June 21, 2018

Rocky Mount’s Business Services Center is open for business.

The city held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for the center at its new 224 S. Franklin St. location.

City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney said the new facility is perfect because of its proximity to the old location at City Hall…

Convicted murderer to be paroled

June 21, 2018

A Tarboro murderer sentenced to life in prison nearly a quarter of a century ago is slated for parole early next month.

James Earl Jones, 22 at the time, lived on Edmondson Avenue in Tarboro in 1993. He had an unknown beef with 31-year-old James Battle Jr., of Princeville. Police said Jones had…

Grads bid farewell to Tar River Academy

June 21, 2018

A total of 43 Tar River Academy seniors turned their tassels during the June 8 graduation ceremony that was held in the school auditorium.

The graduates have exciting futures to look forward to as 18 will attend two-year colleges, four will enlist in the military, 20 will enter the workforce and…