Authorities continue to investigate the murder of community activist Johnny Cunningham, whose body was found next to his truck Thursday morning in the driveway of his home in the 3000 block of Old Battleboro Road after Edgecombe County deputies conducted a welfare check.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Rocky Mount police on Friday arrested and charged three suspects in a shooting that wounded a teenager late Thursday afternoon in the Cedar Brook area of the city.

Friday, April 09, 2021

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City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney and her team are going to return to the city council next month with an update about a draft strategic plan for affordable housing, after the panel during the 2021 municipal retreat on Thursday heard her and her team present details.


Johnny Cunningham, a long-time Rocky Mount community activist and proponent of fair housing, job training and education, was killed Thursday in a fatal shooting at a residence in the 3000 block of Old Battleboro Road.

Tarboro police have solved a number of thefts from motor vehicles throughout the historic district and east Tarboro with the arrest of a 53-year-old Tarboro man with an arrest record dating back to 1985.

It appears that the City of Rocky Mount did comply with a recent request by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office concerning pay in the ranks of the Rocky Mount Police Department, but that information was not as complete as the Nash County Sheriff’s Office expected.

Access to the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming even more convenient as Nash UNC Health Care is expanding its access to local vaccination clinics and is setting up a special phone line to help local residents navigate them.


A wandering pony on the loose in the city briefly became a local social media star before Rocky Mount Animal Control officers were able to corral him and take him to the municipal animal services unit.