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May 27, 2018 - 9 minutes ago

Ultimate Backyard Warrior, the physically challenging, fun-to-watch obstacle course competition continues today in Rocky Mount.

Hundreds of spectators and competitors participated in the two-day event which started Saturday, either cheering on the brave contestants or trying their best at the…


Female motorist wounded by shots fired at car

May 27, 2018 - 9 minutes ago

Rocky Mount police are investigating a Tuesday night shooting in which a female motorist was struck by gunfire.

Cpl. Brad Summerlin of the Rocky Mount Police Department said officers received a shots fired call about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at 125 West Grand Ave., where they found a 22-year-old woman…


Top cop takes pulse of community

May 26, 2018

Rocky Mount Interim Police Chief Willie Williams acknowledged when he agreed to take over the force on a temporary basis that something different needed to be done to help with the issue of crime that has plagued the reputation of the city.

In an effort to continue the police…


Grads bid farewell to early college high school

May 26, 2018

A total of 54 students walked the stage and turned their tassels Thursday during the Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School Class of 2018 graduation ceremony at Nash Community College.

A total of 44 students graduated with a high school diploma and an associate of arts or science degree.…