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January 17, 2018

Interim Police Chief Willie Williams began his series of Chat with the Chief events Tuesday on the 1100 block of Niblick Avenue, where 22-year-old Jahmel Montey Dales met his death on Dec. 20

A steady stream of residents from the quiet, middle-class neighborhood came to Rocky Mount’s mobile…


ECC launches new programs

January 17, 2018

The weather may still feel wintry, but for Edgecombe Community College, the spring semester has just begun.

Anticipated student enrollment for the spring semester at Edgecombe Community College is 2,250. These students can look forward to some new programs, including a new 2+2 agreement with…


Safety urged in wake of deadly train crash

January 16, 2018

Motorists should never try to beat a train, state transportation officials said Monday in the wake of a weekend wreck that killed an elderly married couple in Whitakers.

Eugene and Dorothy Lyons were thrown from their SUV after it was struck by an Amtrak train at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Nash Street…


Forecast of snow prompts school closings

January 16, 2018

With snow in the forecast, local schools announced they will be closed on Wednesday.

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, Edgecombe County Public Schools, Rocky Mount Prep, North East Carolina Prep School, Rocky Mount Academy, Faith Christian School and New Life Christian Academy have cancelled…