The Rocky Mount Police Department is investigating a July Fourth homicide. Officers responded to the 400 block of S. Church Street around 6:15 a.m. last Wednesday, July 4 in reference to a suspicious event. When officers arrived, they found 58-year-old John Mack Caudle decased on the scene.
The Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System is launching a Virtual Academy in hopes of meeting the needs of non-traditional students. The Virtual Academy is a district priority for high student achievement and was initially presented to the Board of Education in May. The academy will offer a large variety of courses for students enrolled in grades 9-12.
A Rocky Mount woman was recently charged with felony insurance fraud. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced the arrest of Lashunda Bobbitt, 38, of Rocky Mount. Bobbitt was charged with felony insurance fraud and making a false report to police, which is a misdemeanor.
Edgecombe Community College graduated ten cadets from its Fifth Basic Academy for Basic Law Enforcement Training on June 19. The graduation ceremony featured comments by Angel Rodriguez Jr., platoon leader. The cadets completed an intensive 20-week program and have passed the certification exam mandated by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
Sections of several highways in Edgecombe and Nash counties will be resurfaced over the next year. The N.C. Department of Transportation last week approved a $4.6 million contract with Barnhill Contracting Co. of Rocky Mount to resurface almost 39 miles across the Twin Counties. The work includes:
INCIDENTS A larceny after a breaking and entering and breaking and entering a motor vehicle was reported on 7/2/18 at 1205 Eastern Avenue A larceny after a breaking and entering and breaking and entering a residential was reported on 7/3/18 at 613 Indian Trail
Building on positive momentum, the Human Relations Commission has scheduled an additional Community Conversations dates for the public to unite and discuss the confederate monument at Battle Park. The Booker T. Theater in downtown Rocky Mount will hold a meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24. WPR Consulting will once again facilitate the discussions.
A breaking, entering and larceny and breaking and entering a motor vehicle was reported on 7/1/18 at 5268 Waterfront Drive An assault and battery was reported on 7/1/18 at 8097 E NC 97 A resisting a public officer was reported on 7/1/18 on Cedar Grove School Loop Road
Governor Roy Cooper recently announced his nominations and appointments to 17 boards, commissions, and councils. The Governor nominated and appointed 33 well-qualified North Carolinians to these various positions. "These committed North Carolinians will serve our state well," Gov. Cooper said.
The town board of Castalia had a couple of visitors at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday. First, Rev. Victor Fenner of Castalia Missionary Baptist Church addressed the board. The Family Fun Day at the Castalia Park is in its final stages of planning/preparation. Fenner first approached the board about the idea in March.
And a voice from heaven said, 'This is my Son, whom I love, with him I am well pleased'." (Matthew 3:17) If you're a parent or a grandparent, you've probably been out this spring and summer watching your child or grandchild play soccer, baseball, or some other sport. It's a real joy to watch them, isn't it?
On a lovely Sunday morning, Peachtree folks gathered at the church for worship. Sanctuary flowers were given by Fran Bunn in honor of her husband, Bob, to celebrate his birthday which was Friday. Special music was a vocal solo of "In the Garden" by Marta Whitehouse. Pastor Whitehouse chose as his sermon title, "Allow God's Sovereign Hand to turn up the Heat".
Red Oak Baptist Church and the community celebrated Independence Day on Sunday, July 1 with food, fun, and fellowship! Everyone enjoyed hot dogs and hamburgers with the fixings along with other side dishes and of course, dessert. Children and adults tried their hand at the dunking booth trying to dunk pastors Chris Fowler and and Nate James.
Ten students from Rocky Mount High School's AFJROTC Detachment NC-933 joined nearly 250 more students from around the state (and one school from South Carolina) on Father's Day for the Cadet Officer Leadership School (COLS) ran by Air Force Junior ROTC and hosted at Fayetteville State University. The seven-day event is a challenging and fast-paced training program that seeks to be a part of each individual's opportunity to reach their full potential as a cadet, leader and citizen.