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March 24, 2017

TARBORO — There's a new sheriff in town.

Clee Atkinson Jr., a master trooper with the N.C. Highway Patrol, has been selected as the next Edgecombe County sheriff to fill the term vacated by James Knight who retired earlier this year.

“Remember this: Help is on the way,”…


Employee-owned firm enjoys growth

March 24, 2017

Since becoming an employee-owned company in November 2014, Freedom Industries Inc. in Rocky Mount has grown as a business.

The local full-service contracting company in electrical, mechanical and fabrication was recently rewarded as the 2017 employee-owned company of the year for the Carolinas…


Lions honor police officer, firefighter

March 24, 2017

Two of Rocky Mount’s finest were honored by their own Thursday at a local organization’s annual awards ceremony.

Rocky Mount Fire Capt. John Thomas Barnhill and Rocky Mount police Cpl. Harrison D. McDaniel were named the city’s fireman and policeman of the year at the…


Deputies arrest suspect in armed robbery

March 24, 2017

A Zebulon man has been charged with robbery after being arrested Wednesday in connection to an armed robbery at a Nash County store.

Nash County deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at 12:51 p.m. at the Express Mart on 13577 West N.C. 97 in the Murraytown community just inside Nash…