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August 22, 2019 - 43 minutes ago

Some future kindergarten students got an early taste of school as they participated in the Ready Freddy Kindergarten Transition Enrichment Camp held this week at most elementary schools in the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools district.

The Ready Freddy camps were being held from 9 a.m. to noon on…


Local soldier to be laid to rest

August 22, 2019 - 45 minutes ago

A military funeral is set for 9 a.m. today at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia for a local man who lost his life more than 68½ years ago fighting as an infantryman in the Korean War.

The service for U.S. Army Pfc. William Hoover Jones will be at the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel, which is…


Vidant Edgecombe awards community grants

August 22, 2019

The Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Foundation recently donated $100,000 to 13 local nonprofit organizations and government agencies from Edgecombe, Nash and Martin Counties during a celebration at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital.

Local businesses were selected through the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Community…


Wesleyan plans indoor sports facility

August 21, 2019

Tennis at N.C. Wesleyan College and free of the elements, anyone?

N.C. Wesleyan wants to build an indoor sports facility and the Rocky Mount Planning Board recently approved an amended preliminary document for a site to be on a grassy area on the northeast side of the campus.

The facility, as…