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April 27, 2017 - 30 minutes ago

Edgecombe County remained in a state of emergency late Wednesday as the Tar River continued to rise to near flood stage levels.

A full day of sunshine did little to slow rising river levels as water continued to flow from upstream into the Tar River Basin. The Tar River continues to rise and hasn't…


Home-schoolers convene mock trial

April 27, 2017 - 30 minutes ago

NASHVILLE — Nine eighth-grade home-schooled students from the Rocky Mount area faced Judge Rick Hamlett in court on Wednesday in Nashville.

However, these students were not facing charges. Instead they were participating in a mock trial in which Nashville Attorney Rick Hamlett served as…


Wesleyan to hold spring commencement ceremonies

April 27, 2017 - 30 minutes ago

The 2017 graduation season opens this year on Saturday when 234 students are expected to graduate from N.C. Wesleyan College. 

The 54th spring commencement ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Minges Auditorium at the Dunn Center on the campus of Wesleyan College. Admission to the…


Emergency crews perform 16 water rescues

April 26, 2017

With flooding in low-lying areas and the Tar River cresting above flood stage, Edgecombe County has declared a state of emergency.

Rocky Mount’s Swift Water Emergency Response Team has performed around 16 water rescues. County and city officials are urging motorists not to drive through…