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Sunday, August 01, 2021

The United Way Tar River Region recently honored three local winners of the 2021 Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service for their outstanding work in the Twin Counties.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Eight people received stiff sentences in U.S. District Court after a partnership between law enforcement agencies and prosecutors put a heroin trafficking ring out of business.

A local day care center operator will be spearheading a social marketing campaign about childhood inequities with the help of a more than $300,000 grant.

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Vaccination rates in Edgecombe County are among the lowest in the state, but a new incentive program can put money in the pockets of area residents who get their COVID vaccinations and the people who drive them to the vaccination clinic.

Youngsters served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region got a technological boost on Thursday when US Cellular donated 115 wireless hotspots valued at more than $75,000 during a ceremony in the technology lab at the club’s Lucy Ann Boddie Brewer Unit.


Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday returned to his home county of Nash to see a covered coronavirus vaccination station set up in part of the parking lot of the McDonald’s in Nashville.

There has never been a better time to pursue a certificate or degree through Nash Community College, as several new grant and scholarship opportunities mean that many students qualify for a free education.


The Station Square business and professional complex downtown is the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year.

A flare-up occurred moments before the close of the open session part of Monday’s city council regular meeting, with Councilman Andre Knight verbally aiming at Mayor Sandy Roberson.


In the aftermath of recent media coverage and social media posts about the Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, the restaurant owner faces a dilemma about how to handle the impact that actions of his employees have had on his business.

The police late last week were trying to apprehend a suspect reportedly armed with a knife in connection with a robbery of a convenience store in the northern part of the city.

Police this weekend were trying to find out who was responsible for shots fired during the nighttime hours in the 2100 block of Mobile Drive at the mobile home village in the Cross Creek area on the north side of the city.