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April 20, 2018 - 34 minutes ago

A teacher at the A.J. Richardson Head Start Center received a surprise on Wednesday as she was selected as a Teacher Hero through the PNC Grow Up Great program.

Donna Cockrell was presented with a $2,000 gift card to use for her projects on DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding site that helps teachers…


Horner's residency upheld

April 20, 2018 - 34 minutes ago

A local lawmaker successfully defended his residency status Thursday at a hearing.

N.C. Sen. Rick Horner, a Republican representing the 11th District, which includes Nash and Johnston counties, has resided in Bailey since December, a three-member panel, two Democrats and a Republican,…


Kids plant community garden

April 20, 2018 - 34 minutes ago

A garden sprouted Thursday near downtown Rocky Mount.

Actually, the garden was already there. It just needed a face lift. Plants held by glove-covered hands made their way to the ground yesterday afternoon, all in the name of healthy living and community involvement.

The event —…


Truck by the Tracks raises library funds

April 20, 2018 - 34 minutes ago

The wind and spirits were up Thursday evening as the Friends of the Braswell Memorial Library held its biennial fundraiser at Koi Pond Brewing Co. at the Rocky Mount Mills.

Truck by the Tracks offered a meal from the On the Square food truck, which was parked at the brewery. Wind picked up in the…