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June 24, 2017 - 59 minutes ago

A local nonagenarian recently was inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society for her commitment to serving both the community of Rocky Mount and the state of North Carolina.

The award, which was signed by Gov. Roy Cooper, was presented to Mae Woods Bell, 98, in April at a…


Ham radio operators to sponsor Field Day

June 24, 2017 - 59 minutes ago

Members of the Tar River Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise today and Sunday at the American Red Cross office at 326 S. Franklin St.

Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public…


Nash deputies seize 35 pounds of marijuana

June 23, 2017

A traffic stop Wednesday in Nash County landed a California man behind bars on drug charges.

Nash County deputies with the agency’s Highway Interdiction Team stopped a vehicle at 8:23 a.m. on Interstate 95 near the Halifax County line on suspicion of a traffic violation. When deputies…


Classes teach new uses for produce

June 23, 2017

PINETOPS — The Pinetops Community Garden is already producing fresh vegetables, and Edgecombe Community College is offering classes to teach residents fresh new ways to prepare them.

The classes, which are led by Chef Joe White, are entitled “From the Garden to the Kitchen to the…