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January 18, 2018

Some area schools will remain closed Friday while others will operate on delayed schedules.

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, Edgecombe County Public Schools and North East Carolina Prep School will be closed on Friday, with an optional work day for teachers. Rocky Mount Prep and New Life…


January 18, 2018

The train wreck that killed a Whitakers couple has left the community in mourning, the sister of one of the victims told the Telegram.

Clairbel Thomas, the sister of Dorothy Lyons, said the couple were well-liked in the community because of their service to their fellow man.

“They were…

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January 18, 2018

After a six-month search, Nash UNC Health Care’s Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday that it has named a new chief executive officer to lead the hospital.

Dr. L. Lee Isley will take the helm on April 1 as the organization’s new president and CEO. Isley, who has board…

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January 18, 2018

A Rocky Mount man has been convicted of first-degree murder in connection with a 2015 homicide in Edgecombe County.

Martellus Davon Sanders, 23, of the 500 block of Arlington Street, was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole for the shooting death…

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January 18, 2018

The Nash Edgecombe Wilson Reentry Council is a coalition of community stakeholders that provides support services to people with criminal histories who are transitioning back into the community after being incarcerated.

The NEW Reentry Council will sponsor a public meeting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.…

January 18, 2018

Employees were robbed at gunpoint at about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Dollar General on the 1000 block of West Raleigh Road.

Rocky Mount police arrived to find that two employees reportedly had been robbed by a black man with a handgun wearing black clothing who took an…

January 17, 2018

Authorities are urging people to stay off the roads as an arctic cold blast pushes a winter snowstorm across North Carolina.

"This snowstorm may be moving a little slower than we thought, but that means its impacts on North Carolina will likely be even greater," Gov. Roy Cooper said.



January 17, 2018

The new official owners of longtime Rocky Mount television station WHIG-TV promise a new era in local broadcasting.

The station’s purchase by RSS Media Marketing was finalized with the recent transfer of license by the Federal Communications Commission.

RSS is a new incorporated partnership…

January 17, 2018

A series of three auto thefts over the weekend ended with two of the vehicles recovered in odd locations.

A 32-year-old man reported that his 2005 Acura was stolen on the 100 block of Tyson Avenue at about 1 a.m. Sunday. Cpl. Mike Lewis of the Rocky Mount Police Department said the victim reported…

January 17, 2018

Interim Police Chief Willie Williams began his series of Chat with the Chief events Tuesday on the 1100 block of Niblick Avenue, where 22-year-old Jahmel Montey Dales met his death on Dec. 20

A steady stream of residents from the quiet, middle-class neighborhood came to Rocky Mount’s mobile…

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