March 30, 2017

RALEIGH  — North Carolina lawmakers voted Thursday to roll back North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” in a bid to end the backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments.

The compromise plan,…

Work crews spruce up neighborhoods

March 30, 2017

The Rocky Mount City Council is grateful to a group of out-of-state volunteers working to improve downtown’s curb appeal.

“We appreciate what they’re doing for us,” Mayor Davis Combs said at a recent city council meeting where he presented AmeriCorps Team Delta 5 with…

ECC student's internship leads to full-time job

March 30, 2017

Though Edgecombe Community College student Bobby Mitchell isn’t from the Twin Counties, he sought out the college’s Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program to help him pursue his career goals.

Originally from Virginia Beach, Va., Mitchell landed in the Collision Repair and…

Fire damages historic school near Whitakers

March 29, 2017

Fire destroyed part of a historic Nash County school Wednesday just outside of Whitakers.

Firefighters from Whitakers Volunteer Fire Department, Battleboro Community Volunteer Fire Department and Salem Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 6 a.m. at the former North Whitakers…