October 20, 2016 - 53 minutes ago

A Harvard graduate is planning to open a classical high school in Rocky Mount if she can attract enough students to her concept of making college affordable by preparing students to be college scholarship material.

Angela Denton, founder and director of the proposed John Bosco Classical Academy,…

Cooper warns of storm-related scams

October 20, 2016 - 53 minutes ago

N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper made a stop Wednesday in Rocky Mount to talk to local leaders about the effects of Hurricane Matthew on the city.

Cooper talked with local officials about the city’s recovery from the hurricane, discussing a number of topics during his meeting, including the…

Critics chide Burr over job losses

October 20, 2016 - 54 minutes ago

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has received more than $2 million in donations from companies that outsourced thousands of North Carolina jobs, including a dozen positions in Rocky Mount and Tarboro, according to an analysis of campaign finance reports.

The companies shipped overseas a combined 4,…

Lawmakers to salute two female entrepreneurs

October 20, 2016 - 55 minutes ago

One of the wealthiest self-made women operating an international enterprise and a notable local female business owner both from Edgecombe County are set to be honored for their accomplishments and for being trailblazers in society.

N.C. Rep. Shelly Willingham, D-Edgecombe and N.C. Sen. Erica…