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March 23, 2017

PRINCEVILLE — Students from as far away as California pitched in on the rebuilding efforts last week in Edgecombe County, wielding hammers and saws in the attempt to restore flooded homes.

Students from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif., worked beside students from the U.S.…


Slaying spurs fights at high school

March 23, 2017

A former police officer and a local teenager have been charged in connection to the shooting death of a Rocky Mount teen late Tuesday night, an event which led to reported fights Wednesday at Nash Central High School.

Police responded to a report of an aggravated assault at 9:56 p.m. Tuesday…


Raper to return as interim city manager

March 23, 2017

Steve Raper is temporarily replacing his replacement.

Raper will fill in as interim city manager for Rocky Mount when Charles Penny retires at the end of the month.

Penny replaced Raper when Raper retired after 15 years as the city's top bureaucrat. Raper was city manager from 1995 to 2010.

The…


Community colleges tout their impact

March 23, 2017

WILSON — Nash Community College and Edgecombe Community College represented two of nine colleges that participated in the North Central Prosperity Zone Community College Press Conference on Wednesday at Wilson Community College.

The conference was held as one of several local community…