March 23, 2018

HALIAFAX — A candidate in this year's N.C. Senate race has been tapped to fill the term of a local lawmaker who stepped down earlier this week.

Retired Senior Resident N.C. Superior Court Judge Milton “Toby” Fitch Jr. of Wilson County was picked Friday by local Democrats to…

Top police officer, firefighter honored

March 23, 2018

The local city police officer and firefighter of the year, as voted on by their peers, were announced Thursday at a Rocky Mount Lions Club luncheon.

Senior Police Officer Tim Braddy and Battalion Chief Tim Turner, who have both been on the job for nearly 30 years, received a letter of appreciation…

Girls dominate annual spelling bee

March 23, 2018

The Patels of Rocky Mount Academy scored another victory Thursday night as the sister of last year’s winner of the Advancement Spelling Bee took the top prize with the word “terrapin.”

“I am very glad I won,” said Prisha Patel, a sixth-grade student at the private…

Girls Scouts honor Tarboro woman

March 23, 2018

Regina Cobb of Tarboro received the Girl Scout Appreciation Pin at the Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines 11th Annual Meeting on March 3 in Wilmington.

The Girl Scouts of the USA Appreciation Pin recognizes an adult volunteer who has delivered outstanding service to at least one area or…