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April 26, 2017

With flooding in low-lying areas and the Tar River cresting above flood stage, Edgecombe County has declared a state of emergency.

Rocky Mount’s Swift Water Emergency Response Team has performed around 16 water rescues. County and city officials are urging motorists not to drive through…


Authorities warn about flooding

April 26, 2017

State and local emergency officials are expecting area flooding this week with the Tar River cresting Tuesday night. Conditions in Rocky Mount and throughout the Twin Counties have worsened due to heavy rains over the past three days.

Rainfall of nearly seven inches locally and an upstream flow…


Career fair helps job seekers find work

April 26, 2017

More than 80 employers came out to showcase their job and career openings Tuesday at Nash Community College’s annual career fair.

Mishelle Ezzell, who has been unemployed since 2013, recently graduated with a health information technology degree from Edgecombe Community College. Ezzell said…


Police nab robbery suspects

April 26, 2017

An armed robbery Friday at a local store last week has potentially been solved after two men were arrested Monday in connection to what police are calling the attempted robbery of another store.

Police responded to a call about a pair of suspicious people at 5:41 p.m. at the Family Dollar on 685…