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August 21, 2017

Some local residents, including a former assistant county manager, have big plans for the rare solar eclipse that will be the biggest show in the heavens this afternoon.

When Rosemary Dorsey, former Nash County assistant county manager, retired at the end of June, other staff members decided to…


Theology institute helps strengthen community ties

August 21, 2017

N.C. Wesleyan College continues to strengthen connections with the local community through its Youth Theology Institute.

After a successful inaugural year, the Youth Theology Institute returns with two weeks of residential camps. Nearly 40 teens, primarily from Eastern North Carolina, attended…


Twin Counties ready for the spectacle

August 20, 2017

As the debut of the Great American Eclipse approaches, state and local authorities are cautioning residents to prepare to safely experience the phenomenon.

If hundreds of years of astronomical calculations hold true, the effects of the solar eclipse are slated to begin over Nashville about 1:19 p.m.…


Police seek suspects in drive-by shooting

August 20, 2017

Two people escaped injury in a shooting that happened Tuesday in Rocky Mount.

Police responded to a report of shots fired at 5:41 p.m. at a house on the 1000 block of Godwin Lane. They said two people were inside the home when the shooting happened but were not wounded.

Two vehicles — a 2005…