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July 23, 2016

TARBORO — Polka music got a brand new fan Friday.

Tarboro resident Abigail Gardner, a 5-and-a-half-year-old pistol, doesn’t like books that are boring. She doesn’t like time-out. And she really doesn’t like sitting down. So it might seem strange to find her at Edgecombe…


Police seek suspect in drive-by shooting

July 23, 2016

A probation absconder is now wanted in connection with a recent drive-by shooting that seriously injured a Rocky Mount man.

Jay Patrick Lyles Jr., 22, of Kingston Avenue, is being sought by authorities on an outstanding warrant for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious…


New furniture store delays opening

July 23, 2016

Initially slated to open next month, the new Rocky Mount Conn’s HomePlus store in Golden East Crossing mall has delayed its opening until late October, company officials said.

Conn’s HomePlus is a 126-year-old furniture and speciality home goods retailer based in Woodlands, Texas.…


NCC honors Ruritans for fundraising efforts

July 23, 2016

The lobby of a new building at Nash Community College has been named in honor of a local organization that raises money for cancer research.

The Continuing Education and Public Services Building lobby was named Thursday night in honor of the West Mount Ruritan Club.

“We are excited that…