A city councilman said he is “mystified by the level of innuendo” that seems to cast a shadow on downtown development when, for the first time since his being in the city since the 1980s, small businesses are engaged in activities.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Friends and co-workers of Scott Phillips, whose body was discovered Friday near Grimesland, remain in a state of disbelief at the news of his passing.

A 17-year-old Tarboro male is being held in the Pitt County Juvenile Detention Facility on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a handgun by a minor after his father was shot in the face.

School district administrators on Monday updated the Nash County Board of Education about the reopening of the school district to in-class instruction that took place that day.

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After about a year dealing with COVID-19, the situation is starting to show some improvement, Nash County Manager Zee Lamb said Monday at a meeting of the Nash County COVID Response Team.

The failure of a driver to stop at an Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office traffic checkpoint led to a chase that reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and required the use of stop sticks to bring to an end.

A body found Saturday morning in the area of U.S 64 Alternate and Walnut Creek Lane near Rocky Mount has been identified, but the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office is withholding the release of the name pending notification of next of kin.

The body of a Vidant Cancer Center employee reported missing last week was found Friday by deputies with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

The Golden LEAF Foundation and the Center for Public Leadership and Governance at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government are teaming up to launch the Golden LEAF Local Government Training Initiative for mid- and entry-level public leaders from economically distressed North Carolina communities.

The City of Rocky Mount administration recently asked for — and got — the City Council to extend, by one year, a master services agreement with Aetna Life Insurance to continue providing health care coverage for the municipality’s employees.


Animals usually housed in the crowded conditions of the Nash County Animal Shelter will soon have a new temporary home as Nash County is planning to begin construction of a new animal shelter this year.

The future of 25 items that were discovered in a time capsule that had been encased in the base of the former Confederate monument that was removed from the Town Common will be discussed at the March 8 meeting of the Tarboro Town Council.


With the number of vaccinations increasing and the rate of new cases of COVID-19 decreasing, Nash County Heath Department Director Bill Hill says he is cautiously optimistic about the future of public health in Nash County.

Local educators are set to begin receiving COVID vaccinations with many local private school educators scheduled to get their first doses today and public school staff members receiving their first doses over the next two weeks.


A new Harris Teeter Fuel Center apparently is planned to be at the southeast corner of the busy intersection of Sunset and Winstead avenues in the northwestern part of the city.

A re-evaluation of the electrical fees for commercial solar farms is one of the top items up for discussion at the Nash County Board of Commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. Monday at the Claude Mayo Jr. Administrative Building in Nashville.

Mayor Sandy Roberson told the Telegram a Suddenlink governmental affairs liaison has reached out to him and expressed the cable and internet service provider’s willingness to try to do better in the local marketplace from a service and cost perspective.