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June 27, 2017

The Rocky Mount Fire Department is celebrating two new firsts as it moves into the second half of the year.

The department recently tapped Kim Wittig, Rocky Mount fire and life safety educator, as its new administrative captain, its version of a public information officer. Wittig was…


Edgecombe school board hires new superintendent

June 27, 2017

TARBORO —  Edgecombe County Public Schools made history Monday night by electing the first black female superintendent to lead the school system.

Dr. Valerie Bridges, who has served as associate superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools for more than four years, was awarded a…


Summit focuses on health issues

June 27, 2017

The Twin Counties Partnership for Healthier Communities held a leaders luncheon health summit Monday at the Booker T. Theater to discuss recent surveys and assessments about community health issues.

The luncheon consisted of community and agency leaders from across Nash and Edgecombe counties, who…


Murder suspects to face judge

June 27, 2017

New court dates have been scheduled for two men accused in connection to a recent homicide.

Daquan Foster, 19, and Demetrius Archibald, 32, both of Rocky Mount, are scheduled to make their next pre-trial appearances in connection to the June 17 shooting death of Steven Lloyd, 19, of Rocky Mount, on…