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  1. Event commemorates anniversary of sanitation workers strikeRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 27 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    The Rocky Mount City Council passed resolution recognizing the 1978 Rocky Mount sanitation workers strike and honoring the courage of the workers and also apologized to the family of Alexander Evans and to the sanitation workers for the actions of the city administration in 1978. Among those present were former workers Leonard Giles, Willie Moody and Robert "Pee Wee" Smith, Marjorie Evans and Naomi Green , who played key roles in the 1978 strike, for their lifelong service as outstanding freedom fighters in the Nash and Edgecombe county area.


  2. Local soldier's remains return from North KoreaRead the original story

    Sep 29, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    The remains of a Nash County soldier killed during the Korean War are now in Hawaii and soon will be returned home. Pfc. William H. Jones has a memorial stone in the cemetery at Swift Creek Church in Whitakers, but his body has been in North Korea for nearly 70 years.


  3. Meetings to discuss new schoolRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools announced today a series of town hall meetings to discuss potential sites for construction of a new elementary school in the school district. The school board is considering the possible closure of three elementary schools in the area with an eye to consolidating these schools at a new, larger state-of-the-art elementary school that likely will find a home in the Red Oak area.


  4. Whitakers names first black female police chiefRead the original story

    Aug 29, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Lynette Clements, 47, was sworn in as the new police chief during a Whitakers Town Council meeting. Clements became the first black female police chief in the small town that's in both Nash and Edgecombe counties.


  5. Gas prices expected to riseRead the original story

    Aug 8, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Motorists across the Twin Counties and throughout North Carolina should expect to see gas prices rise again before the summer vacation season is over, according to AAA Carolinas officials. "We will likely see a spike at the pump before summer draws to a close," said Tiffany Wright, public relations manager for AAA Carolinas.


  6. Golf courses face uncertain futureRead the original story

    Jul 22, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    It's no secret that the golf business has been struggling to find ways to grow, and its decline has been felt in the Twin Counties. Recent rumors have been floating around about a couple golf courses in Nash County closing.


  7. Salvation Army leaders to move onRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    New leaders will soon take over the post of the Salvation Army of Nash and Edgecombe counties in Rocky Mount. Couple Jonathan and Dawn Whitaker, corps officers and captains of the local Salvation Army, have received a new appointment to be the new corps officers for the Salvation Army in Clarksville, Tenn.


  8. Inmates accused of smuggling contrabandRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Authorities accuse a Whitakers women of recently trying to smuggle drugs as an entering inmate into the Edgecombe County Detention Center. Tiffany Michelle Cole, 40, was sentenced to serve 24 months of incarceration for larceny, forgery and probation violations.


  9. Suspect nabbed at probation officeRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Derek Lee Gibson, 43, of Salem School Road in Whitakers, is charged by the Nash County Sheriff's Office with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and obtaining property by false pretense. Deputies with the Nash County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a residential burglary at 11:39 p.m. Friday on the 8600 block of West Mount Drive in Rocky Mount, Chief Deputy Brandon Median said Monday.


  10. Nutkao to add more jobsRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    An Italian food manufacturer that opened a facility in 2015 in Nash County is looking to increase employment at its plant. Nutkao USA in the Whitakers Business & Industry Center is projected to add 10 new jobs over the next 18 months, said Melissa Cahoon, director of corporate training at Nash Community College.


  11. Crews work to replace gas pipelineRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    While heated economy-versus-environment arguments continue to rage over the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Piedmont Natural Gas is quietly laying a another pipeline through the Twin Counties. The Duke Energy-owned company is replacing 27 miles of an existing natural gas pipeline with new 16-inch pipe.


  12. Inmate charged with smuggling contraband into jailRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    An inmate checking into the Nash County Detention Center this week was charged with smuggling in contraband like drugs and cellphones. Darcoa McCalop, 26, of Seed Farm Road in Whitakers, is charged with possession of cocaine; possessing a controlled substance in a jail; assault of a government official; possessing tobacco in jail; possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana; and possessing wireless communication devices in jail.


  13. Three injured in traffic wreckRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Traffic was backed up for about an hour Tuesday on U.S. 301 South near the intersection of Johnston Road outside Whitakers due to wreck in which three people were injured. The accident happened about 4 p.m. Tuesday near the Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant.


  14. Nash probes five murders in 2017Read the original story

    Jan 27, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Nash County had five homicides in 2017, and all but one of those murders have been solved, according to the Nash County Sheriff's Office. The Telegram asked the Sheriff's Office to present the most current information about each of these incidents to see where the cases now stand.


  15. Fisher elected to FSA County CommitteeRead the original story

    Jan 27, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Nash County U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Sharon B. Taylor announced that County Committee elections are over and the ballots have been counted. Linda E. Fisher of Nashville was elected to represent Local Administrative Area 3 and Peyton G. McDaniel of Whitakers will serve as the first alternate.


  16. New details of fatal train crash emergeRead the original story

    Jan 17, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    The train wreck that killed a Whitakers couple has left the community in mourning, the sister of one of the victims told the Telegram. Clairbel Thomas, the sister of Dorothy Lyons, said the couple were well-liked in the community because of their service to their fellow man.


  17. Forecast of snow prompts school closings.Read the original story

    Jan 14, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Motorists should never try to beat a train, state transportation officials said Monday in the wake of a weekend wreck that killed an elderly married couple in Whitakers.


  18. Safety urged in wake of deadly train crashRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Motorists should never try to beat a train, state transportation officials said Monday in the wake of a weekend wreck that killed an elderly married couple in Whitakers. Eugene and Dorothy Lyons were thrown from their SUV after it was struck by an Amtrak train at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Nash Street crossing.


  19. Two killed in train crash in WhitakersRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2018 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Eugene and Dorothy Lyons, of the Battleboro community, were killed at about 2:30 p.m. when their SUV attempted to cross railroad tracks ahead of Amtrak Train 89, the Palmetto, near Nash and Railroad streets. No one in the southbound train from New York City headed for Savannah, Georgia, was injured.


  20. Three injured in two-car crash on I-95Read the original story

    Dec 8, 2017 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    What authorities initially believed was a hit-and-run on Interstate 95 late Thursday turned into a water recovery when a second vehicle was discovered submerged in a nearby creek. Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at about 8:45 p.m. at mile-marker 148, two miles south of the Whitakers exit.


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