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May 22, 2018 - 41 minutes ago

A missing Rocky Mount woman was located Monday night in Wake Forest.

Rocky Mount police Cpl. Brad Summerlin said Akia Denise Freeman, 21, was found safe and unharmed around 11:30 p.m. Monday night by Wake Forest police officers.

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons had issued a Silver Alert on…


Goddard to retire from coastal plain council

May 22, 2018

WILSON — When Greg Godard first got involved in the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments, it was to help determine a reorganization plan.

At the time, he didn’t think he’d be the one to help implement the plan as executive director.

“I didn’t necessarily…


Inaugural walk focuses on strokes

May 22, 2018

TARBORO — About 75 people braved the rain on Monday and participated in Vidant Edgecombe Hospital’s first-ever Stroke Walk at Indian Lake Sports Complex.

JoAnna Keeter, stroke coordinator at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, said the walk was the first of hopefully many dealing with the issue…


Fogarty wins prestigious scholarship to Methodist University

May 22, 2018

Shannon Fogarty of Rocky Mount High School is one of five high school seniors selected as recipients of Methodist University's Wright Scholarship

The four-year, full-tuition Wright Scholarship, the most prestigious academic honor for incoming Methodist University students. 

"The pool of…