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August 26, 2016

Local health officials advise residents practice caution after cases of Zika virus have been confirmed in Nash County.

The cases involve a group of people who recently traveled to a Zika-prone area of the Caribbean and were later confirmed to be infected.

"On a positive note, the cases are travel-…


City fully joins in initiative to target underage drinking

August 26, 2016

Two years ago, North Carolina ABC Chairman Jim Gardner launched a statewide initiative aimed at fighting underage drinking called Talk it Out NC. Now one city in the east can say that it is the first city in the state to fully join the program.

A news conference was held in Rocky Mount Thursday to…


Cooper to talk at fundraiser

August 26, 2016

N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper is set to deliver the keynote address at a Rocky Mount political event Saturday.

The Democratic nominee for governor is scheduled to speak at the Nash County Democratic Women’s annual signature fundraiser.

"Attorney General Roy Cooper will make his case for…


Demolition begins for courthouse expansion

August 26, 2016

NASHVILLE - While buildings are being bulldozed downtown, bids to replace the aging structures with an expanded courthouse are underway.

“We just held a conference with all the potential builders and expect to award a bid in October,” Nash County Manager Zee Lamb said.

The $14 million…