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Friday, October 18, 2019
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Deputies bust suspected marijuana dealer

October 18, 2019

A 26-year-old man is behind bars in Nashville after law enforcement officers earlier this week found a large amount of marijuana, a rifle, a gun and cash in an apartment on the northwest side of Rocky Mount.

Shaquille Malcolm Xavier Jordan is charged with one count each of possession with intent to…


Driver charged after wreck on U.S. 64

October 18, 2019

A Nash County man is facing a traffic-related violation for causing a collision with a tractor-trailer at the U.S. 64 interchange with Benvenue Road, police said.

Zackary Brantley, 22, exceeded a safe speed in rainy conditions after he entered the entrance ramp from Benvenue to merge onto the…


UNC-Chapel Hill staff visits city sites

October 17, 2019

Rocky Mount played host to a group of UNC-Chapel Hill researchers and faculty members who left the ivory halls of academia to tour the area Wednesday to learn more about the community and the partnerships that have been formed to help improve the well-being of Rocky Mount and other area residents.…


Edgecombe honors principal of year

October 16, 2019

Edgecombe County Public Schools recently named Lauren Lampron, principal of W.A. Patillo Middle School, as the district’s 2019-20 Principal of the Year.

Valerie Bridges, superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools, said Lampron exemplifies the qualities needed in a good principal.…