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March 24, 2017

A gunman robbed a local bank late Friday morning, causing two Nash County schools to be temporarily put on lockdown.

Nash County Sheriff’s Deputies, Highway Patrol and N.C. Forestry Service responded to a report of an armed robbery at 11:28 a.m. at the Southern Bank on 8315 Red Oak Boulevard…


Edgecombe Democrats pick new sheriff

March 24, 2017

TARBORO — There's a new sheriff in town.

Clee Atkinson Jr., a master trooper with the N.C. Highway Patrol, has been selected as the next Edgecombe County sheriff to fill the term vacated by James Knight who retired earlier this year.

“Remember this: Help is on the way,”…


Employee-owned firm enjoys growth

March 24, 2017

Since becoming an employee-owned company in November 2014, Freedom Industries Inc. in Rocky Mount has grown as a business.

The local full-service contracting company in electrical, mechanical and fabrication was recently rewarded as the 2017 employee-owned company of the year for the Carolinas…


Lions honor police officer, firefighter

March 24, 2017

Two of Rocky Mount’s finest were honored by their own Thursday at a local organization’s annual awards ceremony.

Rocky Mount Fire Capt. John Thomas Barnhill and Rocky Mount police Cpl. Harrison D. McDaniel were named the city’s fireman and policeman of the year at the…