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November 23, 2017

Nearly 300 local residents were given a couple of turkeys, canned food and other side items Tuesday as part of the Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP’s annual Thanksgiving giveway.

The event was co-sponsored by the Opportunities Industrialization Center and the Pan-Hellenic Council, which is a…


Worker killed at coal ash dumpsite

November 23, 2017

A coal ash dumpsite undergoing environmental remediation in northeastern Nash County has been closed during a federal and state investigation into a worker’s death earlier this week.

Gary Sigmon, 48, of Lincoln County, died Monday after being run over by a bulldozer at the Swift Creek Coal…


Suspects charged in parking lot shooting

November 23, 2017

Rocky Mount police have arrested three Rocky Mount men on gang-related charges in connection with a shooting Tuesday at the Golden East Crossing mall that injured a woman in the parking lot of the Walmart across the street.

Donovan Tillery, 23, Mark Williams, 17, and Rashaad Ricks, 18, all of…


Officials stress safety for holiday shopping

November 23, 2017

Nash County authorities encourage residents to keep a wary eye out while holiday shopping.

Shoppers should never neglect their safety, said Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone.

“The holiday season is right around the corner and shoppers are starting to crowd malls and discount stores to buy the…