SpringBoard preps for new location

A renovated two-story mill house built in the 1800s at the Rocky Mount Mills will soon be home to the SpringBoard Lab, whose purpose is to help develop entrepreneurs throughout the Rocky Mount metropolitan area and Eastern North Carolina region.

  • Commissioner hopefuls face off in debate

    SPRING HOPE – Nash County commissioner candidates revealed a couple of surprises to a packed house Monday night during a debate forum at the Spring Hope Community Center.

  • New playgrounds to be built at two city parks

    Two aged parks in Rocky Mount are set to get a boost from a national organization as part of larger renovations.

  • Edgecombe takes aim at high school literacy

    TARBORO – Tarboro High School Principal Robert Batts recently presented the Edgecombe County Board of Education with one of the most important issues affecting high school students in Edgecombe County and across the state: the challenge of improving high school literacy.

  • City to host mayoral conference

    Rocky Mount will host the 2016 Metro Mayor’s Conference.

  • New cafe offers job training at NCC

    Nash Community College’s newest eatery is also the site of its latest efforts to provide workplace training for students preparing for basic job opportunities.

Suspect charged in shooting outside nightclub

A Wilson man remains hospitalized following a Saturday morning shooting near a local nightclub.

Chorus conductor brings music into lives of local youth

Patsy Gilliland is a familiar name in Rocky Mount. She has called the area home for more than 34 years.

Man fatally shot by North Carolina police officer

RALEIGH — A police officer fatally shot a man during a foot chase as he was trying to arrest him on drug charges early Monday afternoon, the Raleigh police chief said.

GOP badly split as Trump, Clinton seek Super Tuesday wins

VALDOSTA, Ga. — On the eve of Super Tuesday’s crucial primaries, a sharp new divide erupted between Republicans who pledge to fall in line behind Donald Trump if he wins their party’s nomination and others who insist they can never back the bombastic billionaire.

  • Iranian hard-liners losers in parliament, clerical body

    TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian voters dealt hard-liners a serious blow in elections for parliament and an influential clerical body, favoring reformists and relative moderates who support last year’s nuclear deal in the country’s first elections since the landmark agreement, results released Monday showed.

  • Europe’s crisis worsens: Migrants face razor wire, tear gas

    IDOMENI, Greece — Pressed against coils of razor wire and shouting “Help us!,” refugees and migrants at Greece’s northern border were pushed back by Macedonian police using tear gas and stun grenades, as authorities here raced to build more camps to shield the escalating number of stranded people from winter.

  • Former Klan leader at center of latest GOP campaign joust

    LEESBURG, Va. — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is drawing criticism for refusing to denounce an implicit endorsement from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, with Marco Rubio using the matter to hammer the billionaire businessman ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries.

  • Syria’s onetime ‘capital of the revolution’ now a ghost town

    HOMS, Syria — Two years after the last Syrian rebels left the besieged Old City of Homs, voices echo through the shells of bombed-out buildings, their upper floors tilted at odd angles as though frozen in time.“There is no danger here, because there isn’t anybody,” a soldier said as gunfire rang out in the distance. “No gunmen, not a soul, not even animals, nothing.

  • Vampire attack: Debt-laden companies imperil China’s growth

    China isn’t just contending with falling stocks, a plunging currency and a slowing economy.It’s got vampire trouble, too.

Commissioner hopefuls face off in debate

SPRING HOPE – Nash County commissioner candidates revealed a couple of surprises to a packed house Monday night during a debate forum at the Spring Hope Community Center.

  • Clinton cruises to big win over Sanders in South Carolina

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hillary Clinton sailed to a commanding victory over Bernie Sanders in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, drawing overwhelming support from the state’s black Democrats and putting her in strong position as the race barrels toward Super Tuesday’s crucial contests.

  • Sanders’ Super Tuesday focus evident in travel outside South

    By BILL BARROW, MEG KINNARD and CATHERINE LUCEYAssociated Press=ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Bernie Sanders was back in South Carolina on Friday, but not for long.

  • Local candidates square off for primary

    With early voting in the March 15 primary opening Thursday in the Twin Counties, the races for county commissioner seats in Nash and Edgecombe counties look to be the most intense contests on the ballot.

  • Trump wins Christie’s support in race laced with insults

    FORT WORTH, Texas – Donald Trump scored a powerhouse endorsement Friday as he sought to regain headway in a Republican presidential race that devolved into a series of fierce insults and schoolyard taunts heading into the weekend before Super Tuesday contests.

  • Rubio, Cruz go after Trump in debate

    HOUSTON — Brawling from the get-go, a fiery Marco Rubio went hard after Donald Trump in Thursday night’s Republican debate, lacerating the front-runner’s position on immigration, his privileged background, his speaking style and more.