May 25, 2017 - 52 minutes ago

The Rocky Mount City Council has hired its first female city manager.

Rochelle D. Small-Toney will begin July 2 with a starting salary of $175,000. The Wilmington native most recently worked as deputy city manager for Fayetteville.

Small-Toney — a graduate of the University of North Carolina-…

Identification kits help protect kids

May 25, 2017

Some parents and day-care workers took a proactive step toward protecting their children Wednesday as they took part in Take 25 Child Identification Event at the Down East Partnership for Children.

Staff members of the Nash County Health Department and the partnership worked together to take…

Defendant convicted of murder

May 25, 2017

TARBORO — Alphonzo Harvey was convicted Wednesday in the death of fellow Sharpsburg resident Tobias Toler.

The jury found Harvey guilty of second-degree murder in the case after almost an hour and a half of deliberations Wednesday afternoon in N.C. Superior Court in Tarboro.…

Cooper pushes for federal storm aid

May 25, 2017

Gov. Roy Cooper continues to encourage collaboration with North Carolina lawmakers to secure federal funding for Hurricane Matthew recovery for counties in Eastern North Carolina.

Cooper recently met with members of Congress from both parties to discuss the need for federal funding to help recovery…