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August 24, 2019

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield on Friday gave his thoughts of having paid final respects to U.S. Army Pfc. William Hoover Jones at Arlington National Cemetery.

"It was an experience that I shall never forget," Butterfield, D-1st-District, told the Telegram of the funeral, which was on Thursday morning.…


Mayoral candidates put focus on job creation

August 24, 2019

One of the many questions three of the four candidates for mayor faced during a recent debate was about their respective plans to bring business, industry and jobs to Rocky Mount.

Robert Lee Alston, Kevin Jones and Sandy Roberson participated in the event, which was held at Benvenue Country Club.…


Woman assaulted with tire iron

August 24, 2019

A woman has been arrested in connection with a recent aggravated assault in which she allegedly beat another woman with a tire iron.

According to information recently released by the Rocky Mount Police Department, police were called about 11:36 p.m. on Aug. 15 to a residence on the 600 block of…


Local teacher selected for fellowship

August 24, 2019

Rodney D. Pierce, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Red Oak Middle School, has been selected as the Inaugural Teacher Fellow for the North Carolina Equity Fellowship.

The fellowship is administered through the Center for Racial Equity in Education and EducationNC, which is a…