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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramJack Frost won’t be nipping at Cupid’s nose this year. Wintry weekend weather
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 7 hours ago
Jack Frost won’t be nipping at Cupid’s nose this year. Wintry weekend weather won’t put the freeze on Valentine’s Day business, local merchants said Friday afternoon even as snow fell over the Twin Counties. “Everyone wants to enjoy their... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
New fire chief eager to strengthen departmentVindigni threw his name into the hat at the start of the search, offering his 1
New fire chief eager to strengthen department
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 12 hours ago
Vindigni threw his name into the hat at the start of the search, offering his 16 years of experience as a firefighter, which includes several leadership roles. “I’m very excited about the opportunity,” he said. “I always wanted to be in a leadership... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
New fire chief eager to strengthen department

After a nine-month search, the wait for a new chief is finally over for the

New fire chief eager to strengthen department
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 13 hours ago

After a nine-month search, the wait for a new chief is finally over for the Hendersonville Fire Department. Interim Chief Joe Vindigni is stepping into the role following a formal announcement made Tuesday.

Vindigni threw his name into the... Read more

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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramThere might not be a way to describe how Jenn Jackson felt Friday afternoon at
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 18 hours ago
There might not be a way to describe how Jenn Jackson felt Friday afternoon at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. The Nash Central senior had accomplished everything she could have ever hoped for in her career except one thing -- win a state... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramThanks to some wintry weather, the Big East regular season concludes today inst
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 18 hours ago
Thanks to some wintry weather, the Big East regular season concludes today instead of Friday. This year has been thrilling to watch because of the parity in the conference. Our sports writers look back at the season that was in the Big East and try... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramRALEIGH – Another original member of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s Cabinet
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 22 hours ago
RALEIGH – Another original member of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s Cabinet is leaving his job, as the governor announced Friday he had appointed state Administration Secretary Bill Daughtridge to the North Carolina Industrial... Read more
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The Wilson Times
Town backs chief, suspends workerFriday, February 12, 2016 7:18 PM By Rochelle MooreTimes Staff Writer MIDDLESE
Town backs chief, suspends worker
The Wilson Times / Posted 22 hours ago
Friday, February 12, 2016 7:18 PM By Rochelle MooreTimes Staff Writer MIDDLESEX — The Middlesex town board suspended its administrative assistant, Tammy Pittman, and backed its police chief following an emergency... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramLight snow storms are expected to descend upon the Twin Counties after noon tod
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted yesterday
Light snow storms are expected to descend upon the Twin Counties after noon today, but forecasts call for an inch or less accumulation. “Right now it doesn’t look like there will be too much sleet, but there is a period to the south, so I wouldn’t... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramTwin Counties residents who are hoping to advance their careers in the governme
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted yesterday
Twin Counties residents who are hoping to advance their careers in the government or nonprofit sector may have a new opportunity to do so through a new degree program at the Gateway Technology Center. East Carolina University plans to offer a Master... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramThreats of inclement weather prompted most local schools to cancel classes on F
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted yesterday
Threats of inclement weather prompted most local schools to cancel classes on Friday. With snow forecast to begin falling in the afternoon, school officials decided to err on the side of caution and close schools for students and staff. But... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramNoble Carl Wayne Smith of Nashville, a member of the Rocky Mount Shrine Club, w
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted yesterday
Noble Carl Wayne Smith of Nashville, a member of the Rocky Mount Shrine Club, was elected as the High Priest & Prophet at Sudan Shriners annual meeting and election of officers on Jan. 23 in New Bern. The term High Priest & Prophet is a ceremonial... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramA comic book store might not be the first thing one looks for in a new communit
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted yesterday
A comic book store might not be the first thing one looks for in a new community, but it’s somewhere on the list for a lot of folks, particularly young people. And it’s one of those amenities that says something about the culture and entertainment... Read more
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The News & Observer
Bonus letters on income inequality, declawed cats, veterans, immigration and bicyclists | News & Observer February 11, 2016 12:46 PM Letters that got overrun...
Bonus letters on income inequality, declawed cats, veterans, immigration and bicyclists
The News & Observer / Posted 2 days ago
| News & Observer February 11, 2016 12:46 PM Letters that got overrun... Read more
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The Wilson Times
More snow expected FridayThursday, February 11, 2016 8:28 AM Area roads are already being prepared for
More snow expected Friday
The Wilson Times / Posted 2 days ago
Thursday, February 11, 2016 8:28 AM Area roads are already being prepared for snow Friday. The National Weather Service says up to an inch of snow could fall along the I-95 corridor from Smithfield to Halifax, including... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramHeavy rain storms through the Twin Counties recently caused multiple sanitary s
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 2 days ago
Heavy rain storms through the Twin Counties recently caused multiple sanitary sewer overflows into local waterways recently. Officials said no threat to the water system was posed by the overflows as the wastewater was heavily diluted. “While any... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramD.J. Weaver wasn't feeling very confident in his shot for most of Sunday aftern
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 2 days ago
D.J. Weaver wasn't feeling very confident in his shot for most of Sunday afternoon. He entered the final few seconds shooting just 2-of-11 from the field and N.C. Wesleyan was trailing last-place Huntingdon by two points. But then the senior buried... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Affirms National Jewish Health (CO) Revs at 'BB+'; Outlook Revised to PositiveNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BB+' rating on the f
Fitch Affirms National Jewish Health (CO) Revs at 'BB+'; Outlook Revised to Positive
Business Wire / Posted 3 days ago
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BB+' rating on the following revenue bonds issued by the Colorado Health Facilities Authority on behalf of National Jewish Health (NJH): --$21,075,000 series 2012 fixed-rate... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Vindigni named chief of Hendersonville Fire DepartmentVindign has served as the interim fire chief since April and was deputy chief p
Vindigni named chief of Hendersonville Fire Department
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 3 days ago
Vindign has served as the interim fire chief since April and was deputy chief prior to Chief Dorian Flowers' departure. “Following two national searches and very comprehensive interview processes, I determined that the best fit for the... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramThe seeds for Northern Nash’s intensity Tuesday night were planted in the fourt
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 3 days ago
The seeds for Northern Nash’s intensity Tuesday night were planted in the fourth quarter of its loss to Wilson Fike on Jan. 21. It was the first time in recent memory a team other than Rocky Mount High had beaten the Knights, and the players were... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramBefore Tuesday night’s game – Senior Night at Rocky Mount High – Gryphons senio
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 3 days ago
Before Tuesday night’s game – Senior Night at Rocky Mount High – Gryphons senior guard Emmanuel Spruill told his father he would turn to the bleachers and point at him after every made shot. Spruill drained his first 3-pointer at the first-quarter... Read more
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Bluffton Today
Local business briefsCurves to celebrate anniversary Curves of Bluffton will celebrate 14 years in
Local business briefs
Bluffton Today / Posted 3 days ago
Curves to celebrate anniversary Curves of Bluffton will celebrate 14 years in business with a party from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Curves opened in Bluffton on Dr. Mellichamp Drive in January 2002 and moved to its current location on Red Cedar... Read more
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The News & Observer
Former NC law enforcement and corrections officers plead to drug conspiracy charges | News & Observer February 9, 2016 7:30 PM Pleas were result of drug...
Former NC law enforcement and corrections officers plead to drug conspiracy charges
The News & Observer / Posted 3 days ago
| News & Observer February 9, 2016 7:30 PM Pleas were result of drug... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramIn honor of Black History Month, the Booker T. Washington Community Center will
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 3 days ago
In honor of Black History Month, the Booker T. Washington Community Center will sponsor “A Night of Heritage” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Imperial Centre. Tickets are $5 at the door, with all proceeds going toward the summer scholarship fund, which... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Vindigni named chief of Hendersonville Fire DepartmentVindign has served as the interim fire chief since April and was deputy chief p
Vindigni named chief of Hendersonville Fire Department
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 4 days ago
Vindign has served as the interim fire chief since April and was deputy chief prior to Chief Dorian Flowers’ departure. “Following two national searches and very comprehensive interview processes, I determined that the best fit for the... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramWhen you’re able to make a living doing something you love, doing it is like a
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 4 days ago
When you’re able to make a living doing something you love, doing it is like a dream come true. That’s the feeling Bill and Tiffany Young are experiencing as owners of a new comic book store called Arkham Comix in the Englewood Square shopping... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramNorth Carolina has undergone many tax changes in the last few years, and that w
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 4 days ago
North Carolina has undergone many tax changes in the last few years, and that will continue in 2016. The areas affected range from tax rates to itemizing of deductions and from new services subject to sales tax to how certain forms must be submitted... Read more
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NJ.com
West Orange honors homegrown pioneer in Black History Month ceremonyIt's one thing to learn about the founding members of your sorority, a requirem
West Orange honors homegrown pioneer in Black History Month ceremony
NJ.com / Posted 4 days ago
It's one thing to learn about the founding members of your sorority, a requirement to join Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first sorority for African-American collegiate women. But when that history comes alive, as at it did last week at the West Orange... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramRALEIGH — Attorneys for the state of North Carolina asked federal judges to del
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 4 days ago
RALEIGH — Attorneys for the state of North Carolina asked federal judges to delay an order requiring two congressional districts to be redrawn, saying absentee voting is already under way for the March 15 primary. A three-judge panel found the 1st... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramThe sixth annual Crimmus Jam successfully raised more than $4,000 for the Blake
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 5 days ago
The sixth annual Crimmus Jam successfully raised more than $4,000 for the Blake Tedder Burn Endowment this holiday season. Since 2002, the fund has backed burn survivor support and therapy and fire prevention education and programs through nearly... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramThe Hardees in Pinetops went up in flames on Sunday, resulting in a total loss.
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 5 days ago
The Hardees in Pinetops went up in flames on Sunday, resulting in a total loss. Steve Burress, Mayor of Pinetops and Chief of the Pinetops Fire Department, said the fire department responded to a call at 1:07 p.m. and battled the blaze until 8:30... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramA 22-year Rocky Mount man is the victim of the city’s first homicide of 2016.
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 5 days ago
A 22-year Rocky Mount man is the victim of the city’s first homicide of 2016. Devontae Brown was fatally shot on Saturday. Lt. James Staton of the Rocky Mount Police Department said officers responded to a call reporting shots fired about 5 p.m. on... Read more
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The Wilson Times
Peters to lead GreenfieldFriday, February 05, 2016 9:18 PM Private school finds new headmaster in veter
Peters to lead Greenfield
The Wilson Times / Posted 6 days ago
Friday, February 05, 2016 9:18 PM Private school finds new headmaster in veteran teacherBy Stephanie CreechTimes Managing Editor The Greenfield School family welcomed Beth Peters as its new headmaster Friday morning during... Read more
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The News & Observer
Questions abound after judges invalidate 2 NC congressional districts | News & Observer February 6, 2016 11:48 PM Elections director wants peopl
Questions abound after judges invalidate 2 NC congressional districts
The News & Observer / Posted 6 days ago
| News & Observer February 6, 2016 11:48 PM Elections director wants people to vote full ballot More than... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramThe Delta Kappa Gamma International Society Beta Theta Chapter awarded the Rock
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 6 days ago
The Delta Kappa Gamma International Society Beta Theta Chapter awarded the Rocky Mount Association for Learning Disabled and Handicapped a grant from the Beta Theta Chapter’s Velma Edwards Memorial Fund to be used for exceptional students in... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramRocky Mount police are investigating the alleged theft of a winning scratch-off
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 6 days ago
Rocky Mount police are investigating the alleged theft of a winning scratch-off lottery ticket from a vehicle. A 19-year-old woman called police on Jan. 29 to report a lottery ticket worth $1,000 was stolen from her vehicle. According to police... Read more
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The News & Observer
Questions abound after judges invalidate 2 NC congressional districts | News & Observer February 6, 2016 7:40 PM Elections director wants people
Questions abound after judges invalidate 2 NC congressional districts
The News & Observer / Posted 6 days ago
| News & Observer February 6, 2016 7:40 PM Elections director wants people to vote full ballot More than... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramPanther-mania infected some local elementary students this week as they learned
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 7 days ago
Panther-mania infected some local elementary students this week as they learned more about football and the “Keep Pounding” lessons they can use in their own lives. Tiffany Thompson, an AIG facilitator at Benvenue Elementary School, explored the... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramRocky Mount High has come a long way over the past two weeks. Ever since beati
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 7 days ago
Rocky Mount High has come a long way over the past two weeks. Ever since beating rival Northern Nash on Jan. 26, the Gryphons have made a statement to the rest of the Big East that they will not be everybody’s punching bag this season. A three-game... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramRocky Mount High School is hosting a pre-registration fair from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 7 days ago
Rocky Mount High School is hosting a pre-registration fair from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Any students who are currently in the eight grade may attend with their parents or guardians. Faculty and staff from each department will be represented at... Read more
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The News & Observer
Federal court invalidates maps of two NC congressional districts | News & Observer February 5, 2016 6:59 PM Ruling issued late Friday A fe
Federal court invalidates maps of two NC congressional districts
The News & Observer / Posted 7 days ago
| News & Observer February 5, 2016 6:59 PM Ruling issued late Friday A federal court panel ruled on Friday that two... Read more
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The News & Observer
DOMECAST podcast takes on political debates, legislators’ Supreme Court defeat | News & Observer February 5, 2016 3:21 PM Democrat Walter Dalton, left, a
DOMECAST podcast takes on political debates, legislators’ Supreme Court defeat
The News & Observer / Posted 8 days ago
| News & Observer February 5, 2016 3:21 PM Democrat Walter Dalton, left, and Republican... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramRocky Mount police are investigating a Thursday morning assault and attempted r
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 8 days ago
Rocky Mount police are investigating a Thursday morning assault and attempted robbery that hospitalized a man. Officials said police patrolling East Raleigh Boulevard were flagged down around 5 a.m. by a 41-year-old man with severe injuries. EMS... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
Investigation underway after infant found dead in dumpsterROCKY MOUNT, Va. — Police in Rocky Mount, Va., are investigating after an infan
Investigation underway after infant found dead in dumpster
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted 9 days ago
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. — Police in Rocky Mount, Va., are investigating after an infant was found dead in a dumpster Tuesday evening. Investigators interviewed the patient who had been admitted for severe vaginal bleeding consistent with giving birth. The... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramPINETOPS – Marcus Williams had been preparing for this moment for the past 12
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 9 days ago
PINETOPS – Marcus Williams had been preparing for this moment for the past 12 years. After hours of work on and off the football field, the SouthWest Edgecombe senior signed on the dotted line Wednesday to officially commit to play football at... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramNash-Rocky Mount Public Schools had nine educators who were awarded $13,449 in
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 9 days ago
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools had nine educators who were awarded $13,449 in Bright Ideas grants from Wake Electric at the 13th Annual Bright Ideas Awards Luncheon at the Dail Club at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. The grants will be used for a... Read more
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Daily Mail
Dead infant found in dumpster after Virginia woman denies giving birth despite bleeding profusely Rocky Mount police found a dead baby in a dumpster
Dead infant found in dumpster after Virginia woman denies giving birth
Daily Mail / Posted 9 days ago
despite bleeding profusely Rocky Mount police found a dead baby in a dumpster earlier this week The body was discovered after a woman was admitted to hospital for severe vaginal... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Infant found dead in dumpster in VirginiaROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) - Police say an infant has been found dead in a dumpster
Infant found dead in dumpster in Virginia
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 10 days ago
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) - Police say an infant has been found dead in a dumpster in southwestern Virginia. Rocky Mount police said in a press release that Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital officials determined a woman admitted with severe bleeding... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
Infant found dead in dumpster in VirginiaROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) - Police say an infant has been found dead in a dumpster
Infant found dead in dumpster in Virginia
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 10 days ago
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) - Police say an infant has been found dead in a dumpster in southwestern Virginia. Rocky Mount police said in a press release that Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital officials determined a woman admitted with severe bleeding... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramRocky Mount High missed free throws and layups and got little production from b
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 10 days ago
Rocky Mount High missed free throws and layups and got little production from behind the 3-point line. The Gryphons turned over the ball and enjoyed little in the way of an offensive rhythm all night. At times, Rocky Mount High’s game Tuesday night... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramRocky Mount police are searching for a man suspected in a Monday evening robber
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 10 days ago
Rocky Mount police are searching for a man suspected in a Monday evening robbery of a local tobacco store. Officers responded shortly before 8 p.m. to a robbery that had just occurred at Tobacco Direct on the 700 block of Word Plaza. The 18-year-old... Read more
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