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March 01, 2017

Black history came alive for children who attended the Bright Star Touring Theatre production of the Black History Hall of Fame on Tuesday at Braswell Memorial Library.

Professor Paisley played by Brandon C. Smith and Dr. Daisy played by Taylor Finch introduced roughly 50 children to a whirlwind…


City set to launch new fleet of buses

March 01, 2017

Tar River Transit has some new wheels on the way.

Rocky Mount’s mass transit system announced Monday it recently purchased seven brand-new 30-foot buses. The new vehicles will take the place of the organization’s current bus fleet later this spring. One of the new buses was on display…


Ex-teacher appears in court

March 01, 2017

NASHVILLE — A former Southern Nash High School teacher who has been accused of having sex with a student had her first court appearance Tuesday in N.C. District Court in Nashville.

Rebecca Reeves, who was arrested Thursday in Madison County on two counts of sexual activity with a student,…


Students receive Wesleyan scholarships

March 01, 2017

Four area students recently were awarded prominent scholarships to attend NC Carolina Wesleyan in the fall.

Will Plyler, a homeschool student from Rocky Mount, was awarded the John and Charles Wesley Heritage Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship is the highest honor available to freshmen…