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June 19, 2019

Princeville Elementary School students will likely be attending their own school by January 2020, more than three years after their school was destroyed by flood waters.

Jerome Williams, director of maintenance for Edgecombe County Public Schools, had good news to share with board of education…


Eight students receive Kitty Powell scholarships

June 19, 2019

The Board of Directors of the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund recently presented $5,250 in scholarships to members of the local bowling community.

The Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 to provide educational assistance to members of the Rocky Mount bowling community. The…


Charter school board names new leader

June 18, 2019

The Rocky Mount Preparatory School Board of Trustees met in a special called meeting Monday night to select a successor to replace Todd Pipkin as head of school.

Pipkin announced his plans to resign from that position earlier this month. His resignation takes effect on June 30.

After Pipkin…


Summer Reading Program set to launch

June 14, 2019

Braswell Memorial Library will kick off this year’s Summer Reading Program with plenty of action from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Friday on the library’s back lawn.

This annual signature event will feature a variety of carnival-style games, activities and entertainment by balloon artists and…