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April 28, 2017 - 27 minutes ago

Business is taking off at the Rocky Mount–Wilson Regional Airport.

Considered the “Jewel of Rocky Mount” by business travelers and pilots, the local airport supports 120 jobs — directly, indirectly or induced — that amount to a total annual payroll of $5.3 million. The…


Retiring fire marshal honored

April 28, 2017 - 27 minutes ago

TARBORO — One of Edgecombe County’s top emergency management officials has called it a career.

Edgecombe County Fire Marshal Butch Beach was joined by dozens of friends, family and fellow co-workers Thursday to celebrate his rich career at the Edgecombe County Administration…


NCC to sponsor annual Blue Fest

April 28, 2017 - 27 minutes ago

The Second Annual Blue Fest is scheduled to take place rain or shine Saturday at Nash Community College.

The festival will include the Third Annual Run for Knowledge 5K, inaugural Disc Golf Scholarship Tournament and additional activities tied to college programs. A Student Expo will be held to…


Surging Tar River continues to rise

April 27, 2017

Edgecombe County remained in a state of emergency late Wednesday as the Tar River continued to rise to near flood stage levels.

A full day of sunshine did little to slow rising river levels as water continued to flow from upstream into the Tar River Basin. The Tar River continues to rise and hasn't…