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January 23, 2017

While there is growth happening in the local and regional economy, the Twin Counties and surrounding areas such as Wilson, Halifax and Northampton counties are still struggling with the highest joblessness rates in the state.

Overall, the five-county area’s unemployement rate in November was…


Sheriff stresses gun safety

January 23, 2017

Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said his time as a firearms instructor is a public service, not a conflict of interest.

Stone said he's been asked about it a few times. The Telegram recently received anonymous complaints about Stone's moonlighting.

No local rules or state laws prohibit a sheriff…


City, county differ over strategy for Gold Rock

January 23, 2017

While Rocky Mount officials work to bring better businesses to Gold Rock, county authorities insist the bad elements have to be removed first.

“For several years there has been an ongoing focus to encourage new private development to create a better business climate at the northern most part…


Eastern Star chapter gives back to community

January 23, 2017

Out of concern for the victims of Hurricane Matthew, members of Nashville Chapter #332 of the Order of the Eastern Star recently donated $500 to the local Salvation Army to help meet the needs of those in surrounding communities who loss so much.

“None of our members were affected…