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June 28, 2017

The Rocky Mount Police Department is giving teens a safe way to stay busy and have fun during their summer vacations.

The department on Monday opened its 17th annual Junior Police Academy. The weeklong academy, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, is held at the Rocky Mount Police…


Cadets complete NCC Basic Law Enforcement Training

June 28, 2017

Cadets from Nash Community College’s 49th Basic Law Enforcement Training academy recently graduated in the NCC Brown Auditorium.

Martin Victor McKoy Sr., retired captain from Rocky Mount Police Department, addressed the graduates.

“Matters of great importance to us are never performed…


Wittig named first female fire captain

June 27, 2017

The Rocky Mount Fire Department is celebrating two new firsts as it moves into the second half of the year.

The department recently tapped Kim Wittig, Rocky Mount fire and life safety educator, as its new administrative captain, its version of a public information officer. Wittig was…


Edgecombe school board hires new superintendent

June 27, 2017

TARBORO —  Edgecombe County Public Schools made history Monday night by electing the first black female superintendent to lead the school system.

Dr. Valerie Bridges, who has served as associate superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools for more than four years, was awarded a…