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May 22, 2018

WILSON — When Greg Godard first got involved in the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments, it was to help determine a reorganization plan.

At the time, he didn’t think he’d be the one to help implement the plan as executive director.

“I didn’t necessarily…


Inaugural walk focuses on strokes

May 22, 2018

TARBORO — About 75 people braved the rain on Monday and participated in Vidant Edgecombe Hospital’s first-ever Stroke Walk at Indian Lake Sports Complex.

JoAnna Keeter, stroke coordinator at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, said the walk was the first of hopefully many dealing with the issue…


Fogarty wins prestigious scholarship to Methodist University

May 22, 2018

Shannon Fogarty of Rocky Mount High School is one of five high school seniors selected as recipients of Methodist University's Wright Scholarship

The four-year, full-tuition Wright Scholarship, the most prestigious academic honor for incoming Methodist University students. 

"The pool of…


Silvert Alert issued for missing woman

May 21, 2018

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for Akia Denise Freeman of Rocky Mount, who is considered a missing endangered woman.

Local residents are asked to be on the lookout for Freeman, 21, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive…