While many North Carolinians have gone back to work after COVID-19 closures, a large number still have not and for them, something as routine as paying monthly utility bills has become a struggle.

Saturday, July 04, 2020

NASHVILLE — Standing among a cluttered mess of booths and chairs in the middle of her recently flooded restaurant, Monica Yañez couldn’t help but get emotional.

Friday, July 03, 2020

The Rocky Mount Police Department has issued a reminder concerning celebratory gunfire as the holiday weekend approaches.

A longtime organization seeking to bring hope to hungry and homeless people and families is asking the City of Rocky Mount to continue to help fund a community shelter, this after a request was not included in the municipal government’s allocations for public services for fiscal year 2021.

CSX Transportation has scheduled repair work at a number of railroad crossings in Edgecombe County as well as the City of Rocky Mount and Town of Tarboro.

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While state and local health officials are urging people to follow state and local mandates to wear face coverings, Rocky Mount Police Chief George Robinson said the role of Rocky Mount police is to educate people concerning the need for masks.

Rocky Mount has continued to be the scene of incidents of shots being fired and police are trying to find out who is pulling the trigger each time and why.


As COVID-19 continues to spread through North Carolina communities, local medical practices and hospitals are taking extraordinary measures to ensure non-COVID patients can continue to seek medical treatment without exposure to patients infected with the novel coronavirus.

A Sharpsburg man is behind bars under a six-figure bond after being arrested for having heroin with a street value of $125,000 in a vehicle after being halted in a recent traffic stop, police said.

Nash UNC Health Care has teamed up with Boice-Willis Clinic and Nash Surgical Associates to open a new, combined general surgery practice in Rocky Mount.

One of the many events that will not fall victim to the COVID-19 shutdown will be Tarboro’s annual Fourth of July Celebration, although it will be held in a modified format.

A South Carolina man is behind bars after a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in southern Nash County during which deputies found he had on board slightly more than an ounce of heroin, nearly two ounces of the drug Fentanyl, nearly an ounce of marijuana, 23 pills of the drug ecstasy and a 9 mm h…

Someone deliberately set fire to a sport utility vehicle in the 1500 block of Branch Street in southeast Rocky Mount recently and police are trying to find out who and why.


The City of Rocky Mount unceremoniously began the long process Monday of removing the Confederate monument from its place near Battle Park.

Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson is working to stay ahead of the curve in community relations between his officers and local residents, whether they are Edgecombe County residents or visitors.

A 20-year-old local man is facing half a dozen charges in connection with police responding to a report of his pregnant girlfriend allegedly having been struck with his fists in a residence in the North Church section in the northwestern part of the city.