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Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Arnold awarded state accolade

August 19, 2018

A retired local lawmaker has been recognized for his dedication to public service.

Gene Arnold represented Nash County in the state House from 1994 until 2002. He was the first Republican to do so in 100 years.

“I rode in on Newt Gingrich's Contract with America,” Arnold said.…


Freshmen move into Wesleyan dorms

August 18, 2018

Students new to N.C. Wesleyan College moved into their dorms Friday and the remainder of the students housed on campus are slated to return Monday.

The college is welcoming its largest class in its 62-year history this year with more than 460 freshmen and 650 returning students coming to campus.…


Fire department earns re-accreditation

August 18, 2018

Rocky Mount Mayor David Combs thanked the city's fire department this week for once again winning international re-accreditation, which lowers insurance rates for property owners.

“This is a two- or three-year process, and we thank you for undertaking it,” Combs said during Monday's…


Grant funds to help provide fresh food for day care centers

August 18, 2018

The Down East Partnership for Children recently received a grant to increase the amount of fresh, local food in daily meals at child care centers in Nash and Edgecombe counties from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust through its trademark program, Healthy Places NC.…