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July 18, 2018

Local resident Charlene Powell-Wiggins is no stranger to helping people.

Wiggins is a substance abuse counselor and the director of the DWI program at Stepping Stones Community Resources Inc., an addiction treatment center in Wilson. Her willingness to help people in need beyond her everyday…


Jailer charged with smuggling

July 18, 2018

A Nash County jailer on Tuesday traded in his all-black detention officer uniform for an orange inmate jumpsuit.

Quintin Cardel Higgs, 26, of Biltmore Place in Rocky Mount, was charged with eight counts of giving or selling a cellphone or electronic device to an inmate at the Nash County Detention…


Survey scores rise for hospital

July 18, 2018

Nash UNC Health Care is seeing improvements in its patient and family experience scores, according to a press release from the hospital.

“We are seeing notable improvements in our patient satisfaction scores, thanks to our renewed focus on patient and visitor experience in recent months,…


Tarboro man receives state volunteer award

July 18, 2018

The state of North Carolina has presented the Nash-Edgecombe Counties 2018 Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service to Dr. Robert Barbe.

Barbe was nominated by Tarboro Community Outreach for his commitment to volunteerism.

“Dr. Barbe has been a source of information and inspiration for…