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August 16, 2018

PINETOPS — Against the constant backdrop of blaring emergency sirens, Edgecombe County deputies took turns Wednesday tracking imaginary suspects through the halls of SouthWest Edgecombe High School.

The actions were part of an active shooter training drill that took place in cooperation…


Five charged in robbery at mall parking lot

August 16, 2018

Rocky Mount police have arrested five people in connection with an armed robbery that took place Friday night in the Golden East Mall mall parking lot.

A 32-year-old man and a 17-year-old teen were held up at gunpoint at about 6 p.m. Friday in the parking lot near the food court, Rocky Mount police…


Peacemakers announce speaker for fundraising banquet

August 16, 2018

Peacemakers of Rocky Mount will host its annual Hope Banquet fundraiser at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Englewood Baptist Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Rev. Vann R. Ellison, president and chief executive officer of St. Matthew's House in Naples, Fla., will be the keynote speaker. Ellison is widely…


Trustees sworn in to ECC board

August 15, 2018

A new member of the Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees was officially sworn in and a second member was reappointed at the board’s recent quarterly meeting.

The Edgecombe County Board of Education appointed Ricky Thompson of Tarboro to the board. Thompson is a financial advisor with…