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June 25, 2016 - 19 minutes ago

For more than 10 years, Vanessa Scaife Rorie, director of The Lighthouse Home Inc. has created a safe environment inside a house in Rocky Mount for women who are homeless and recovering from addiction.

Ironically, in the past few months, Rorie has leaned on the women she helps to get on their feet…


Lee drops out of House race

June 25, 2016

The Democratic candidate for the N.C. House District 25 seat is stepping aside, which makes room for a local pastor to assume the nomination.

Jim Lee, a public school math teacher, announced Saturday that he is dropping out of the race, citing recent health issues.

“Due to personal health…


Teens take course in police work

June 25, 2016

Sixteen local teens gained an inside look at Rocky Mount law enforcement this week.

The Rocky Mount Police Department held a graduation ceremony Friday for its 16th annual Junior Police Academy. Through the course of the academy, students learned about a variety of law enforcement activities such…


Fifth suspect in homicide arrested

June 25, 2016

The fifth suspect in a Nash County homicide was arrested Thursday and is awaiting a first appearance in court on Tuesday.

Shandon Lamond Perry, 34, has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of Tony Maurice Braswell, 21, last week in Nash County's first homicide in two and…