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February 19, 2017 - 12 minutes ago

Stand-up comedian and motivational speaker Les Long pulled no punches when talking to the several young girls in the audience at the 2017 Young Ladies Empowerment Series on Saturday at Rocky Mount Middle School.

While on the stage of the school’s auditorium, Long spoke candidly about the…


Online charter school aids Boys & Girls Clubs

February 19, 2017

North Carolina Connections Academy, the state’s full-time, tuition-free, online public charter school for grades K-10, has learned a valuable lesson in helping others who are less fortunate.

Students, teachers and staff collected and delivered a truckload of items to help students from the…


Handgun stolen during vehicle break-in

February 19, 2017

Rocky Mount police are searching for a stolen weapon today after a local resident’s SUV was broken into early Thursday morning.

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle break-in at 5:45 a.m. at a house on the 2900 block of Meadowbrook Road. The victim told police the last time the vehicle…


Registration for kindergarten begins

February 18, 2017

BAILEY — Kids grow up fast and before long, it is time to register them for kindergarten, an activity that has already begun in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.

Elementary schools in the district are beginning the process of enrolling kindergarten students at the schools they will attend…