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September 19, 2019

The voting has started for Rocky Mount mayor and the Ward 1, 3, 4 and 5 seats on the City Council.

One-stop early voting began on Wednesday and will extend to Oct. 4 for these contests. Election Day is Oct. 8.

Wyatt Phillips, the site manager at the Braswell Memorial Library voting site, said the…


Sheriff launches outreach sessions

September 19, 2019

NASHVILLE — Nash County’s top lawman has decided a good way to reach out to the people he is sworn to protect is for him to sit down, have a cup of coffee with them and hear their concerns and thoughts.

Sheriff Keith Stone’s “Coffee and Conversation” effort began…


Nashville native to speak at N.C. A&T

September 19, 2019

Vera Morris, the former Miss North Carolina USA 1998, will be a guest speaker Tuesday at N.C. A&T State University.

Morris, the daughter of Willie and Glessa Morris of Nashville, will speak with the students from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and Fashion Merchandising and…


Teen earns Eagle Scout rank

September 18, 2019

Carter Blackwelder, a member of Boy Scout Troop 16 in Red Oak, recently was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts of America offers.

Only about 3 percent of Boy Scouts ever attain this prestigious honor. Blackwelder is the 41st Eagle Scout from Troop 16.

To earn…