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January 16, 2019

A recent hire to head the city's Parks and Recreation Department is a longtime friend of City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney and would have been the top choice for a nixed third assistant manager's position.

Elton Daniels is the town manager for Selma. He is leaving there Feb. 12 to start his job on…


Princeville school to re-open in December

January 16, 2019

TARBORO — It will likely be almost another year before Princeville Elementary School students will be able to return to their home school, Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent Valerie Bridges told members of the school board Monday.

During the regular January meeting of the…


Authorities nab suspects in trooper’s shooting

January 16, 2019

WILSON — A man accused of shooting a state trooper in Elm City made his first court appearance on Tuesday morning.

Thirty-six-year-old John David Jones was captured about midnight after the State Highway Patrol and Wilson County Sheriff’s Office special response teams found him in…


Area man wins $200K lottery prize

January 16, 2019

A Rocky Mount sawmill operator won $200,000 playing the N.C. Education Lottery.

James Harrison claimed his prize Monday at the state lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

Lottery officials said in a statement Tuesday that after the required state and federal tax withholdings, Harrison took home…