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February 18, 2018 - 1 minute ago

A one-man crime spree in Rocky Mount came to an end late last week with the capture of a career stick-up man.

Shamir Antorrio Watson, 37, was charged by the Rocky Mount Police Department with nine criminal counts, including being a habitual violent offender, armed robbery, larceny of a motor…


Area teen heads to national contest

February 18, 2018 - 1 minute ago

A senior at Faith Christian School recently was awarded the title of Distinguished Young Woman of North Carolina and is now working to represent her state at the national competition this summer.

Kennedy Miller truly is a distinguished young woman in every sense of the word. She excels…


Wilson retires from Telegram

February 18, 2018 - 1 minute ago

Mark Wilson, the Rocky Mount Telegram's publisher for the past five years, has retired.

The 67-year-old newspaperman guided his staff through a devastating hurricane, the creation of an offshoot weekly publication and the startup of a successful magazine. He's hoping for a less hectic retirement.…


Teens compete for youth of the year

February 18, 2018 - 1 minute ago

Four young people will have an opportunity to receive the highest honor as a Boys & Club member.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region’s 2018 Youth of the Year competition will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. March 1 at the Booker T. Washington Theater. The event is free…