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May 02, 2016

MIDDLESEX — Firefighters from different departments rushed to a house fire on Smith Road around 12:30 p.m. Monday.

No one was injured in the blaze that caused heavy damage to a two-story house. The roof caved in and the second floor collapsed before crews could contain the fire....


Events planned for National Day of Prayer

May 02, 2016

The National Day of Prayer will be celebrated Thursday in the Twin Counties as pastors and community members gather to pray for the fate of the nation and community.

“On Thursday, May 5, the whole nation will gather at noon to pray on the National Day of Prayer,” said...


ECC president cited in national report

May 02, 2016

Edgecombe Community College President Dr. Deborah Lamm is cited in a national report that focuses on workforce training for a green economy.

The report – Greenprint: A Plan to Prepare Community College Students for Careers in the Clean Economy – was issued by Jobs...


Rocket Mile draws over 400 runners

May 01, 2016

Despite the threat of rain and overcast conditions, Sunday’s Nash UNC Health Care Rocket Mile went on without a hitch.

Michael Forrester, event director, said the third annual event at the Imperial Centre in downtown Rocky Mount, drew the highest partcipation of runners, which...