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June 25, 2018

PINETOPS — During a church service at Thornes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Rocky Mount one Sunday morning, Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson was approached by a young man with ambitions to become a deputy.

In the weeks and months that followed that initial conversation, Atkinson…


Police mourn officer killed in crash

June 25, 2018

A Twin Counties law enforcement officer was killed in a fatal wreck Saturday on the eve of a ceremony to honor a deputy who was killed in a similar manner earlier this year.

Rocky Mount Senior Police Officer Christopher Driver died in a collision with a commercial vehicle while on duty in his…


More businesses set up shop in area

June 25, 2018

Several new retail businesses have recently opened or are in the process of becoming operational in the Twin Counties.

A new national chain sandwich shop is coming to the area as Which Wich Superior Sandwiches will be opening its first local shop on July 2 at 130 N. Old Carriage Road.…


ECC Nursing graduates honored

June 25, 2018

Edgecombe Community College Associate Degree Nursing students Caitlyn Turner and Doris Taylor received the DAISY Foundation’s DAISY in Training Award during the ADN pinning ceremony in May.

The seniors received a certificate, a DAISY in Training Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture…