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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Murder suspect awaits extradition hearing

March 19, 2019

A Nash County man apprehended this weekend just outside Tucson, Ariz., in connection with the slaying of his wife remains jailed without bond in Tucson pending the outcome of an extradition proceeding later this week, a court spokeswoman said Monday.

Lynn Keel, 57, faced an initial appearance on…


Food bank still seeks new home

March 18, 2019

A food pantry ministry in the Battleboro community could end up having to shut down unless the executive director and her team can find a new location by the end of this month.

“We will be a homeless food pantry if someone doesn’t step up to help,” said April Baker, who in 2012…


Dine Out event to aid students

March 18, 2019

Area residents can support the work of Communities in Schools of the Rocky Mount Region this Thursday simply by eating out at one of 55 participating area restaurants. 

The annual Communities in Schools Dine Out event is one of the biggest fundraisers for the nonprofit organization each year.…


Grant helps support area nonprofit group

March 18, 2019

A Rocky Mount-based nonprofit group has received a grant from a CSX-sponsored program to help purchase a vehicle to tow an insulated trailer designed to sell fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income residents in rural areas.

Mysha Wynn, founder and executive director of Project Momentum, said the…