January 23, 2017

Rocky Mount City Manager Charles Penny announced his retirement at the end of a closed session during Monday’s City Council meeting.

“Thank you for the opportunity to fulfill a career goal of becoming a city manager,” Penny told members of the City Council.


Training seen as key to employment

January 23, 2017

While there is growth happening in the local and regional economy, the Twin Counties and surrounding areas such as Wilson, Halifax and Northampton counties are still struggling with the highest joblessness rates in the state.

Overall, the five-county area’s unemployement rate in November was…

Sheriff stresses gun safety

January 23, 2017

Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said his time as a firearms instructor is a public service, not a conflict of interest.

Stone said he's been asked about it a few times. The Telegram recently received anonymous complaints about Stone's moonlighting.

No local rules or state laws prohibit a sheriff…

City, county differ over strategy for Gold Rock

January 23, 2017

While Rocky Mount officials work to bring better businesses to Gold Rock, county authorities insist the bad elements have to be removed first.

“For several years there has been an ongoing focus to encourage new private development to create a better business climate at the northern most part…