The Nash County Board of Education voted at a special called meeting last week to approve a waiver that will allow some students in the class of 2021 to graduate with 22 credits rather than the 28 credits normally required by the school district.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

A local man is behind bars after police arrested him in connection with a recent report of shots fired in broad daylight into a residence along Braswell Street.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

A man with a prior record is behind bars in Edgecombe County after having been found in Rocky Mount to have a stolen handgun and to be wanted in Roanoke Rapids for allegedly trying to commit murder and for alleged firearms-related charges.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the Twin Counties has exceeded the 11,000 mark as the state Department of Health and Human Services just released a new county alert map Thursday that puts both Nash and Edgecombe counties in the critical COVID impact category.

After using the same software for the past 20 years, the Tarboro Police Department will be updating with state-of-the-art technology after getting the go-ahead from the Tarboro Town Council at the Jan. 11 meeting.

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Police are asking for the public’s help finding four men — including two who had rifles — who attempted to hold up a sweepstakes business at which the security guard in response fired a gunshot.

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the Twin Counties, UNC Health Care has begun offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments in the Rocky Mount area through Eastern North Carolina Medical Group.

A 90-year-old local woman lost her life recently as a result of the vehicle she was riding in being involved in a wreck with a commercial vehicle in the Duke Circle area of the city, authorities said and records show.


Rocky Mount’s city-wide elected official is firing off a letter to North Carolina’s chief legal official calling — just as Tarboro’s townwide elected official recently did — for a probe of the business practices of Suddenlink and parent company Altice USA.

The new consolidated elementary school that will be built in northern Nash County will be called the Red Oak Elementary School if the Nash County Board of Education approves the recommendation of the school district’s Ad Hoc New Construction Committee.


The transition of the Edgecombe County Rescue Squad from a free-standing operation working under a franchise agreement with the county to provide emergency medical services to being a part of the Edgecombe County Office of Emergency Services is almost complete.

A woman is charged with feloniously committing larceny by an employee in connection with allegedly embezzling from a convenience store in the northwestern part of the city, authorities said and records show.

Police are asking for the public’s help solving a rash of break-ins that occurred late last month and at the beginning of this year, with a local funeral home having been one of the victims.

At the end of the first year of the new Nash County Economic Development Department, director Andy Hagy said efforts are going well despite the challenges of the pandemic.


The featured speaker for the city’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. unity program invoked the longtime key line of the civil rights movement “We shall overcome” in the African American struggle for equal rights.