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February 18, 2017

BAILEY — Kids grow up fast and before long, it is time to register them for kindergarten, an activity that has already begun in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.

Elementary schools in the district are beginning the process of enrolling kindergarten students at the schools they will attend…


Heritage group honors ancestors by preserving gravesites

February 18, 2017

The George Ricks, Miles Bobbitt and Viverette-Williams cemeteries in Nash County recently were cleaned over a two-weekend period by members of Robert Henry Ricks Camp #75 and William Dorsey Pender Camp #1916 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

These cleanups were performed in honor of individual…


Woman injured in wreck with church van carrying children

February 17, 2017

A woman was taken to the hospital Friday after a wreck at a busy intersection involving a Honda sedan and a church van carrying a group of children.

Officers responded to a report of the wreck at 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of North Winstead Avenue and U.S. 64 West. A van from Word Tabernacle…


Bail bondsman recalled as mentor, trailblazer

February 17, 2017

A trailblazing local bail bondsman is being remembered fondly by friends and family.

Ernest "Boss Man" Roberson, one of Nash County's first bail bondsmen, died Monday at the age of 76.  Roberson — called by some the "Godfather of bail bondsmen in the area" — started his bail…