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May 30, 2016 - 59 minutes ago

Today is about more than shopping trips and cookouts.

Memorial Day is a time to reflect and remember those veterans who are no longer with us, said James Ervin, a former Army sergeant first class and Vietnam Era veteran, with the Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties....


Rocky Mount man sentenced for Battleboro robbery

May 30, 2016 - 59 minutes ago

A Rocky Mount man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for robbery and brandishing a firearm.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced in federal court in Raleigh on Thursday that Christopher Lee Silver, 33, had been sentenced by Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III...


Pool opening weekend brings joy

May 30, 2016 - 59 minutes ago

Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of the summer season for Rocky Mount’s Denton Street pool located in Edgecombe County.

The city of Rocky Mount operates two public pools in the area. Though the indoor pool located in the Senior Center is open year round, the Denton Street pool...


Restaurant helps support youth garden initiative

May 30, 2016 - 59 minutes ago

The local business community is pitching in to help with the ongoing efforts of the Conetoe Family Life Center.

Lou Reda’s, An American Table, is one of several businesses in the area that have agreed to buy much of its produce from the center’s 25-acre community garden,...