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July 19, 2018 - 31 minutes ago

Authorities charged a motorist late Wednesday with trying to run over and kill a Rocky Mount police officer who had stopped him for probation violations.

KaShard Raheem Howell, 21, of Nashville, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill…


Teachers learn about solar energy

July 19, 2018

Several area teachers are being taught this week about solar energy and how to pass on that knowledge to students in the coming school year.

The teachers are taking part in training sessions that began on Tuesday and will end today at Phillips Middle School.

“We are offering these free…


New eatery seeks to fill need

July 19, 2018

A new local restaurant recently opened up at the corner of Springfield Road and U.S. 64 Alternate West in Rocky Mount.

Owner Jesus Grande, 41, has been serving customers at Brian’s Barbeque Restaurant since July 7 at 14402 U.S. 64 Alt. Grande said the location had been closed for a year…


Man charged with vandalizing patrol cars

July 19, 2018

Deputies have arrested a man in connection with the vandalizing of vehicles at the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office.

Kaesean Deandre Pitt, 26, of N.C. 97 in the Battleboro community, has been charged with 15 counts of injury to personal property, given a $100,000 bond and placed in the Edgecombe…