October 23, 2017

A retired law enforcement officer is challenging a local longtime business owner for his seat as mayor of Tarboro in next month’s municipal election.

A regular at the monthly Tarboro Town Council meetings, Al Braxton spent 27 years as a police officer for the Tarboro Police…

Plans take shape for Williford

October 23, 2017

In the wake of Williford Elementary School’s recent escape from the N.C. Innovative School District,  N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, spoke out on the issue of Williford’s future.

Williford Elementary School was on the short list of four lowest-performing qualifying schools…

Ruritan golf tourney raises funds for children's hospital

October 23, 2017

Sept. 22 was an absolutely beautiful day for the Duke K.I.D.S. Golf Tournament sponsored by the West Mount Ruritan Club.

Eighty-eight golfers took to the greens at Belmont Lake Golf Club  for an afternoon of fun as they raised $14,150 for Duke Children’s Hospital.


French citizen visits local soldier's family

October 22, 2017

A Rocky Mount soldier’s family came face-to-face Saturday for the first time with the French citizen who has been tending the soldier’s grave at Normandy for the past five years.

Jean-Vincent du Lac de Fugeres met members of Pvt. John T. Lee’s family on Saturday at Gardner’s…