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April 29, 2017

The Week of the Young Child ended on Friday with a Read to Rise Luncheon that was attended by North Carolina’s first lady, Kristen Cooper, and a host of local dignitaries.

The luncheon focused on the state of young children in Nash and Edgecombe counties and the Read to Rise Campaign, which…


Officials monitor river levels

April 29, 2017

Local emergency officials are keeping an eye on the Tar River as its surge moves past the Twin Counties.

The river crested at around 2 a.m. Thursday in Rocky Mount, but isn't expected to crest in Tarboro until tonight at 25.9 feet at the town bridge river gauge. That's a drop of 5.5 feet from…


YMCA launches annual support campaign

April 29, 2017

The Harrison Family YMCA Board of Directors, staff and campaign volunteers recently kicked off the community phase of the YMCA’s 2017 annual support campaign to ensure that everyone in the area has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living…


Airport packs economic punch

April 28, 2017

Business is taking off at the Rocky Mount–Wilson Regional Airport.

Considered the “Jewel of Rocky Mount” by business travelers and pilots, the local airport supports 120 jobs — directly, indirectly or induced — that amount to a total annual payroll of $5.3 million. The…