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December 14, 2017

Local residents are voicing support for a Hollister native who might win this year’s ”The Voice” competition.

Brooke Simpson is a finalist in the 13th season of the show that uses audience votes and iTune downloads to determine the winner of a $100,000 cash pot and an one-year…


County nets 111 new jobs

December 14, 2017

TARBORO — Officials on Wednesday touted 111 new jobs coming to Edgecombe County in the first of what could be two major economic development announcements this month.

New York-based Corning, Inc., a world leading innovator in materials science that has brought health products to the…


Tolson: Marketing the key to Global TransPark's success

December 14, 2017

A local economic developer has been tapped to serve on the oversight authority of an industrial park adjacent to one of the larger commercial airports in the Southeastern United States.

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed Norris Tolson, CEO of Carolinas Gateway Partnership, to the Global TransPark…


Two arrested for jewelry store heist

December 14, 2017

Two Rocky Mount residents were arrested Tuesday on charges connected with Friday’s armed robbery of a Knightdale jewelry store.

Jaquin Jamal Pratt, 18, and Nikita Taylor, 25, were charged with first-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Pratt was arrested on the 608 block of…