Friday, November 27, 2020

A resident who has been critical of the majority of the City Council used his time during the council regular meeting to comment in the aftermath of the recent rash of shootings in Rocky Mount.

For the past seven years, the Banana Slap Jeep Cub has worked closely with the Rocky Mount-based Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots.

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association recently awarded the Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council, United Way of the Tar River Region and Peacemakers of Rocky Mount with an Engagement Award for the Hometown Hires program.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

The intersection of South Wesleyan Boulevard and May Drive and the immediate area were shut off to vehicle traffic on Thursday evening after a wreck that resulted in damage to a Nash County deputy’s vehicle and a car.

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Interim Police Chief Charles Williams, City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney and the City Council spent about half an hour on Monday talking about the recent rash of violent crime in Rocky Mount.

Anyone looking for a little post-Thanksgiving fun this holiday season is invited to attend the Town of Red Oak’s Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Festival that begins at 1 p.m. Saturday near Ennis Park.


With so many changes this Christmas season, the sight of the familiar Salvation Army Red Kettles at the entrances to some stores is sure to bring a smile to the faces of donors — and recipients of the donations, as well.

The Nash County Sheriff's Office is reminding drivers this Thanksgiving holiday to make sure that they get to their destination safely, which includes watching your speed, buckling your seat belt and not driving while distracted with things such as texting or using cell phones.

A Rocky Mount man is charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of a woman late last week, authorities said and judicial system records show.

Nash County’s COVID-19 status and the status of several other counties across the state have worsened over the past week and in response, Gov. Roy Cooper has issued a new executive order that tightens restrictions and mandates more mask regulations, even within homes and cars.


The City of Rocky Mount has been wanting to make sure a customer’s experience with the process at the municipal Development Services Department is as efficient as possible so he or she can quickly invest in the local economy.

The sustained rainfall experienced locally beginning on Nov. 11 resulted in the City of Rocky Mount experiencing sanitary sewer overflows at 10 locations.

Rocky Mount police are investigating a homicide of a teen that took place Saturday afternoon on Hammond Street.

Two women — including one with an earlier felony assault case pending against her — are accused of committing felony offenses in connection with shots fired at the Taps adult recreation facility on the northwest side of the city.

Residents who want to bring a little Christmas cheer to children in the community this year now can grab an angel and fulfill a Christmas wish or two.