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October 23, 2018

RED OAK — A local businesswoman is looking to make a name for herself in a small Nash County town.

Emily Bass, 31, opened Southern Fireflies Art & Boutique in July at 1073 Carriage Trail in Red Oak. The 3,000-square-foot building was a former church that Bass turned into a small shop…


State’s first lady to speak at local fundraiser

October 23, 2018

North Carolina first lady Kristin Cooper will be speaking at The Empty Chair event that will be hosted Thursday by My Sister’s House of Nash and Edgecombe Counties.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Mobley Atrium of the Thomas S. Fleming Center on the Tarboro campus of…


Local nonprofit leader selected for national program

October 23, 2018

Mysha Wynn, founder and executive director of Project Momentum Inc., has been selected to participate in the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program, one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership development programs that equips and connects leaders across the country — in…


Ex-deputy aims to work with kids

October 22, 2018

When middle-aged men look for a new career after years of serving in the military or law enforcement, they don’t usually decide to become a pre-school teacher.

But Theodore Hinton Jr. did. 

Hinton, 57, grew up in New York City and moved with his family to Rocky Mount when he was a…