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August 19, 2019

You could hear the disappointment in Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson’s voice as about 25 volunteers, many in the uniform of the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, awaited the arrival of the first person at Friday’s collaboration to help some of Edgecombe County’s less…


Stay calm, breathe better with cardiac rehab

August 19, 2019

Janey Richardson, 70, of Castalia, said there is nothing more scary than feeling like you can’t breathe.

Richardson said she experiences a sense of helplessness when she is trying to take a deep breath and her body will not cooperate.

“It’s a terrible feeling and I wouldn’t…


Airport reopens after renovations

August 18, 2019

Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport now is quite a smooth place to land aircraft.

The aviation center, located off N.C. 97 between the two cities, is undergoing a multimillion-dollar restoration and expansion. The work on the runway, the apron and part of the taxiway recently were completed.…


Classes begin at some area schools

August 17, 2019

While most traditional public school students in the Twin Counties will be starting school in a little over a week, many schools in the area already have started classes.

School starts on Aug. 26 for traditional public school students because that is the earliest date the N.C. General Assembly will…