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An armed and masked man held up a convenience store in the far northeastern part of downtown in the early morning hours of Monday — and police are asking for the public's help finding him.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Nash UNC Health Care has indefinitely postponed all non-urgent elective surgeries that require an overnight stay in the hospital after surgery due to a sustained high number of hospitalized COVID patients.

Monday, January 24, 2022
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A 17-year-old boy is charged with accessory after the fact in connection with what turned out to be a fatal shooting early Sunday morning of another 17-year-old boy in the northwestern part of the city, police said.

Sunday, January 23, 2022
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A man was found stabbed late Saturday evening in the Cedar Brook area of the city and police are asking for the public’s help solving the case.

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A group of West Haven neighborhood residents — along with a few dogs — could be seen on Rivera Drive in the Wildwood Park area on a Saturday morning in a Rocky Mount that was the scene of snowfall from the previous nighttime hours.

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Police are asking for the public’s help finding a man who robbed a taxi driver at gunpoint in the 1100 block of Neal Street in the Cedar Brook area Thursday evening.

N.C. Wesleyan College’s Board of Trustees approved five new board members to join the board: state Sen. Lisa Stone Barnes, Vernon T. Bradley Jr., retired Brig. Gen. Arnold Gordon-Bray, Harry Bynum and Beth B. Covolo.

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Police are asking for the public's help finding a man who, armed with a semi-automatic pistol, held up the Circle K convenience store at the intersection of South Wesleyan Boulevard and Old Mill Road at the eastern edge of the Englewood area late Thursday evening.

A man who had been charged with attempted first-degree murder of a man early last month is now facing a charge of first-degree murder because the victim died, but official information about the change in the case to a homicide was not promptly put out.


Most schools and public facilities will be closed Friday due to the expected winter weather forecast for the area.

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City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney has announced her retirement and is going to be on administrative leave until Feb. 28, Mayor Sandy Roberson’s office said in a news release Thursday afternoon.

A local man wanted for fleeing from probation supervision is behind bars after having been arrested Tuesday on illegal drug-related charges and a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon, Rocky Mount police and statewide records said.

Edgecombe County’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent in November, according to statistics released by the state Department of Commerce, but that number is certain to go up following the Dec. 18 fire that destroyed more than 70 percent of the QVC Distribution Center and resulted in its…

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