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January 15, 2018

In the spirit of cooperation and following the example set forth by the late Martin Luther King Jr., Nash, Edgecombe and Rocky Mount ruling bodies have signed a joint resolution recognizing the man's life work and 50th anniversary of his assassination.

King was born 89 years ago today. He was…


Club receives new computer lab

January 15, 2018

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region unity in Rocky Mount just received some much-needed equipment.

The club’s Lucy Ann Boddie Unit on West Raleigh Boulevard is home to a new state-of-the-art computer lab, which is equipped with 16 HP desktop computers, eight fold-up tables,…


Southern Nash FFA team wins state competition

January 15, 2018

The Southern Nash High School Future Farmers of America Livestock Judging team won first place in the senior division of the 2017 North Carolina FFA Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event in Wake County.

Southern Nash competed against 83 other teams for the top spot. The team members for…


Two killed in train crash in Whitakers

January 14, 2018

A man and wife died Sunday when their vehicle collided with a train in Whitakers.

Eugene and Dorothy Lyons, of the Battleboro community, were killed at about 2:30 p.m. when their SUV attempted to cross railroad tracks ahead of Amtrak Train 89, the Palmetto, near Nash and Railroad streets.

Dorothy…