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ROCKY MOUNT —Acting on community complaints called into the Nash County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement officers from the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force conducted surveillance on … more
Denby Street house fire [Photo gallery]
Firefighters from Wilson Fire/Rescue work a single-story structure fire early Wednesday in the 400 block of Denby Street. Crews were called around 1:50 a.m. after a neighbor reported smoke and flames … more
More than two dozen people turned out to remember the victims of Orlando's shooting at the Pulse nightclub Monday night at Black Creek's United Methodist Church. more
2016 Simon Awards [Photo gallery]
Educators gather at Hunt High School Tuesday night with the community for the annual Simon Awards for excellence in education. more
Hometown Rodeo [Photo gallery]
Garth Brooks may have said it best when he sang about bulls, and blood, dust, and mud, and the roar of the crowd in his hit song “Rodeo,” that charted at number 3 in 1991. Friday night … more
For more pictures from the graduations, visit the photo galleries under the tab at the top of this home page. more
Operation 'Big Show' [Photo gallery]
Law enforcement leaders address the media Thursday morning at the Rocky Mount City Government Center on Franklin Street. Officers, agents and sheriffs from state, local and federal law enforcement briefed the media on a two-day operation, called "Big Show," that focused on repeat offenders. During the operation, dozens of arrests were made for serious violations, including weapon possession and narcotic trafficking. more
Rahaman Ali stood in a little house on Grand Avenue and dabbed his eyes as he shook hand after hand. The visitors had come from as far away as Georgia and as near as down the street. They came despite the pouring rain to pay tribute to his brother, The Greatest, Muhammad Ali. more
He was fast of fist and foot — lip, too — a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a whisper. He was The Greatest. Muhammad Ali died Friday at age 74, according to a spokesman for his family. He was hospitalized in the Phoenix area with respiratory problems earlier this week, and his children had flown in from around the country. more
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