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November 18, 2017 - 5 minutes ago

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools is reaping some of the benefits of a $2 million grant awarded by the state of North Carolina to support college and career readiness programs through initiatives offered by Communities in Schools.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced the grant awards earlier this month as he…


Three join Vidant Edgcombe staff

November 18, 2017

Tarboro and the surrounding region are being served by two new Vidant physicians and a nurse practitioner, bringing additional expertise in women’s care, internal medicine and cardiology.

Dr. Lisa M. Guyton has joined Vidant Women’s Care, offering obstetrics and gynecology. She…


Down economy helped entrepreneur reinvent herself

November 17, 2017

Crystal Jackson vividly remembers the unstable economy.

Jackson lost her full-time job in March 2016. She worked in direct sales for 10 years, selling women’s accessories for a company called Miche Handbags before it went out of business.

Ironically, Jackson said, she became unemployed…


Whitakers teen charged with rape of preschooler

November 17, 2017

A 16-year-old Whitakers male has been arrested and charged with the rape of a five-year-old girl.

Ricky C. Shadding III, 16, of Etheridge Farm Road was arrested Nov. 8 and charged with first degree statutory rape of a child under the age of 13 and first degree sex offense of a child under 13.…