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May 23, 2018

TARBORO — About 200 people — a mixture of colleagues, faculty, students, elected officials, business leaders and friends — gathered Tuesday afternoon to offer Dr. Deborah Lamm a grand send-off as she prepares to retire May 31 as president of Edgecombe Community College

After…


Confederate monument draws array of opinions

May 23, 2018

The word 'hopeful' was the consensus coming out of a Tuesday meeting in downtown Rocky Mount about the Confederate monument on Falls Road.

"We've had an honest, raw discussion about race and look outside the door — the world did not come to an end," said Willie Ratchford, president of WPR…


Enfield student earns scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill

May 23, 2018

The Student Aid Office of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has awarded the 2018 Alston-Pleasants Scholars Fund merit scholarship for UNC undergraduate studies to Seanna Richardson, a member of the graduating class at Kipp Gaston College Preparatory High School in Gaston.

The late…


Missing woman found safe

May 22, 2018

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…