Nash County commissioners voted Tuesday to withhold funding for a new elementary school until school board members agree to collaborate more effectively with them.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

TARBORO — Three of four farm labor organizers charged with second-degree trespassing on Oct. 25 at Greenleaf Nursery were found not guilty Thursday afternoon following a two-hour trial before District Judge Ed Brown in the Edgecombe County Courthouse.

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office’s Operation Blizzard narcotics investigation netted the arrests of two Bailey men and a considerable amount of cocaine.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

TARBORO — A 170-year-old farmhouse in western Edgecombe County is at the center of a social media firestorm after it was learned that the West Edgecombe Volunteer Fire Department had scheduled a training burn of the two-story house.

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A recent Rocky Mount City Council work session included discussion about what needs to be done to have the greenbacks in the future to pay for repairing and resurfacing streets maintained by the municipal government.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a Day of Service for some N.C. Wesleyan College students, who spent their time out of class and serving the community.

A state Supreme Court associate justice on Monday told the local 32nd annual Martin Luther Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast that when she campaigned for a position on the bench in 2018, she promised to work hard to seek equal justice under the law if elected.

Police are asking for the public’s help finding out who shot a man in the back as he was walking along a busy thoroughfare northeast of downtown recently.

Police are asking for the public’s help trying to find out who shot at a motorist recently in broad daylight as he was at an intersection east of downtown.

It was moving day for Peacemakers of Rocky Mount on Saturday, and volunteers came out to help transport materials to the organization’s new location at 2221 West Raleigh Blvd.


Hometown sports hero Danny Talbott died Sunday morning at his home after a nine-year battle with cancer.

The City Council apparently is going to be hearing quarterly economic updates from the chief local business booster organization and the chief local business and industrial recruitment organization.

The Nash County Democratic Party held a “Party for the Party” on Saturday afternoon as they celebrated the grand opening of the new Democratic Party headquarters at 109 S. Grace St. at the intersection of Sunset Avenue.