Two people — one of them a teen already with a criminal record — are accused of a recent shooting on the far south side of the city that resulted in a teen suffering an injury to one of his feet.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

After much discussion near the end of the City Council meeting on Monday, the panel voted to have the police department, on a monthly basis, provide the panel with the CompStat report and the heat map for the entire city and by police districts.

Overr 200 area residents came together last year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region’s annual Steak & Burger Dinner fundraiser at the Rose Hill Conference Center.

BAILEY — Republican lieutenant governor candidate Mark Robinson on Monday came to Bailey to spread his conservative message and rally the Republican troops as he was surrounded by a group of other Republican candidates.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Elementary school students will have the opportunity to return to the classroom for face-to-face instruction beginning Nov. 5 following action taken by the Edgecombe County Public Schools board at its October meeting.

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The agenda for the City Council meeting Monday includes City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney recommending a reorganization of Rocky Mount’s downtown development and business development activities into what would be the Office of Downtown and Business Development.


The Harrison Family YMCA has been awarded a $100,000 grant to provide temporary remote learning support for working families in the area.

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Another 367 Twin Counties residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week and 11 died from complications of the coronavirus.

Tyrone Savage Jr., a 23-year-old Tarboro man, found himself in the Edgecombe County Detention Center just five months ago while he was still on parole after being released from federal prison in May.

Rocky Mount native Yara Allen has taken a love of music that she developed as a child and turned it into a way to lift up the voices of poor and low-income people throughout the country.

Lights of Love, the annual event aimed at honoring and celebrating loved ones during the holiday season, now is open and accepting commemorative recognitions through Nov. 22.

The death of a Southern Nash student earlier this month illustrates a growing problem among teenagers as youth suicide now is the second-leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States.


Many voters in the Twin Counties already have participated in the voting process this year and both county elections boards are seeing record numbers of voters at early voting sites in addition to growing numbers of absentee ballots cast.

A 21-year-old Rocky Mount man is being held without bond in the Edgecombe County Detention Center on murder and multiple other charges in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and a woman wounded.


The number of cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Twin Counties has topped 5,000, and trends such as this have prompted concerns from state and local officials and caused Gov. Roy Cooper to extend current restrictions across the state for at least three more weeks.