March 16, 2018

With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, the color green is on the mind of a lot of folks — but Rocky Mount residents said they were surprised to find much of City Lake has turned an emerald hue.

Algae, not a Leprechaun, is responsible for the greening, according to city officials. But…

Nash GOP rallies at county convention

March 16, 2018

Anyone who collects a state pension who isn’t entitled to it should be behind bars, N.C. State Treasurer Dale Folwell told local Republicans at the Nash County GOP convention Thursday night in the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College.

Folwell said since being elected in 2016 — the…

Tourney to benefit Down East Partnership for Children

March 16, 2018

The Down East Partnership for Children will host its first annual charity golf tournament on April 13 at Northgreen Country Club in Rocky Mount.

Proceeds from the “FORE Every Child golf tournament will benefit the children and families that the Down East…

Area students honor Parkland victims

March 15, 2018

Roughly 1,000 students marched peacefully at 10 a.m. Wednesday around the track at Rocky Mount High School as they joined in the National School Walkout one month after the Parkland school shooting.

Ann Johnson, mother of two students at Rocky Mount High School, said students only learned that…