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April 27, 2017

Edgecombe County remained in a state of emergency late Wednesday as the Tar River continued to rise to near flood stage levels.

A full day of sunshine did little to slow rising river levels as water continued to flow from upstream into the Tar River Basin. The Tar River continues to rise and hasn't…


Home-schoolers convene mock trial

April 27, 2017

NASHVILLE — Nine eighth-grade home-schooled students from the Rocky Mount area faced Judge Rick Hamlett in court on Wednesday in Nashville.

However, these students were not facing charges. Instead they were participating in a mock trial in which Nashville Attorney Rick Hamlett served as…


Wesleyan to hold spring commencement ceremonies

April 27, 2017

The 2017 graduation season opens this year on Saturday when 234 students are expected to graduate from N.C. Wesleyan College. 

The 54th spring commencement ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Minges Auditorium at the Dunn Center on the campus of Wesleyan College. Admission to the…


Authorities warn about flooding

April 26, 2017

State and local emergency officials are expecting area flooding this week with the Tar River cresting Tuesday night. Conditions in Rocky Mount and throughout the Twin Counties have worsened due to heavy rains over the past three days.

Rainfall of nearly seven inches locally and an upstream flow…