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October 17, 2019

Rocky Mount played host to a group of UNC-Chapel Hill researchers and faculty members who left the ivory halls of academia to tour the area Wednesday to learn more about the community and the partnerships that have been formed to help improve the well-being of Rocky Mount and other area residents.…


Birthday celebration to benefit cancer center

October 17, 2019

Matthew Gailliard watched his mother battle cancer and survive.

It is his hope that a birthday celebration will give others the opportunity to do the same.

For the second straight year, Gailliard will celebrate his birthday outside of traditional norms via his nonprofit group, “Charity over…


Edgecombe honors principal of year

October 16, 2019

Edgecombe County Public Schools recently named Lauren Lampron, principal of W.A. Patillo Middle School, as the district’s 2019-20 Principal of the Year.

Valerie Bridges, superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools, said Lampron exemplifies the qualities needed in a good principal.…


Convicted murderer jailed on drug charges

October 16, 2019

A 47-year-old man who served time in state prison after being convicted in 1994 of second-degree murder in Wake County is behind bars again, this time on illegal drug-related charges in Nash County.

Wayne Douglas Wilson is charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, trafficking cocaine by…