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March 26, 2019

Two of the five escaped fugitives from the Nash County Detention Center were captured late Monday night and authorities remain on the lookout for the other three. 

David Viverette and Raheem D. Horne were captured in Rocky Mount, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office reported on its Facebook…


City Hall probe nears end

March 26, 2019

An independent investigation into alleged malfeasance at City Hall is nearly complete with a report forthcoming, Mayor David Combs said during Monday’s City Council meeting.

To wrap up the inquiry, the law firm conducting the review needs to interview City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney,…


Wildfire scorches area near Middlesex

March 26, 2019

A wildfire raged Sunday in the southern part of Nash County and more than 80 firefighters came out to battle the blaze that covered more than 70 acres before it was extinguished.

The fire started about 2:15 p.m. Sunday in a wooded area along U.S. 264 near the Brantley Road overpass. Capt.…


ECC Honor Society wins 10 awards

March 26, 2019

Edgecombe Community College’s student honor society won 10 awards at the recent Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Regional Convention.

Three students, a graduate and Advisor Tamara Frank-Pourvady represented ECC’s chapter, Alpha Omega Nu, at the annual convention held March 1-3 in Columbia, SC.…