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May 25, 2017

An Edgecombe County woman is lucky to be alive after her car ended up in a creek Wednesday night along Old Wilson Road.

N.C. Highway Patrol troopers responded at 7 p.m. to a report of a car submerged in Cokey Swamp Creek near Sharpsburg. They were joined by the Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire…


Council hires new city manager

May 25, 2017

The Rocky Mount City Council has hired its first female city manager.

Rochelle D. Small-Toney will begin July 2 with a starting salary of $175,000. The Wilmington native most recently worked as deputy city manager for Fayetteville.

Small-Toney — a graduate of the University of North Carolina-…


Identification kits help protect kids

May 25, 2017

Some parents and day-care workers took a proactive step toward protecting their children Wednesday as they took part in Take 25 Child Identification Event at the Down East Partnership for Children.

Staff members of the Nash County Health Department and the partnership worked together to take…


Defendant convicted of murder

May 25, 2017

TARBORO — Alphonzo Harvey was convicted Wednesday in the death of fellow Sharpsburg resident Tobias Toler.

The jury found Harvey guilty of second-degree murder in the case after almost an hour and a half of deliberations Wednesday afternoon in N.C. Superior Court in Tarboro.…