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September 26, 2017

Nash County deputies on Monday arrested a suspect in last week’s stabbing death of Danny McCalston.

Joseph Anstead was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with McCalston’s death Sept. 18 in Castalia. According to a news release sent Monday evening, the arrest was made following…


New businesses set to open in city

September 26, 2017

People in Rocky Mount probably have noticed some construction activity happening around the city.

Exterior and interior work is being done for the new Harbor Freight Tools coming at 538 Sutters Creek Blvd. in the former Rainbow store. Collin Ozar, marketing manager for the California-based…


Council approves dam gate repairs

September 26, 2017

Rocky Mount is having dam problems again.

For the second time in a year, a gate at the Tar River Reservoir is malfunctioning.

The City Council unanimously approved emergency action at its meeting Monday, meaning city staff can move forward with bidding out repair work without the normally-required…


Innovation zone aims to transform three lcoal schools

September 26, 2017

When students at Coker-Wimberly Elementary School, Phillips Middle School and North Edgecombe High School returned to campus this year, they were given a new charge: to become the architects of their own lives.

"These three schools are undergoing a transformation, with the ultimate goal of helping…