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Halifax County man missing, last seen in Rocky Mount
A 36-year-old Halifax County man with severe medical problems has been missing since Friday.
Michael Williamson, a black male, who weighs 160 pounds and stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, was last seen in Rocky Mount near Goldrock Road driving a dark beige Maxima with license plate No. BHB8723. He was wearing a black T-shirt, with light blue faded jeans and a gray bandana around his head.
Williamson suffers from seizures, diabetes and he is a dialysis patient.
If you see a person who fits this description, call 911 to report his whereabouts.
Historic Grace Memorial holds annual church service
LAWRENCE – A country church located 10 miles north of Tarboro that sits vacant on a hilltop most of the year was packed to capacity Sunday morning. Folks gathered at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church for an annual springtime service, a tradition started by lay reader Joe Andrews in 1971.
Princeville native plans to clean overgrown cemetery
PRINCEVILLE — On Thursday, Milton Bullock pointed to his grandparents' grave markers in the cemetery on N.C. 111 that reads Maude Bullock and John Richard Bullock. Although his loved ones' markers were visible, there are hundreds of others that grass has overgrown and covered, making an eyesore out of the cemetery. For Bullock, Thursday marked a long time between visits because he is so disgusted by the appearance of the resting place of his loved ones.
NECP adding 9th grade; total enrollment expected at 900
By August of this year, North East Carolina Prep School (NECP) will more than double the number of students who initially enrolled last August.
“I think we’ve only just scratched the surface,” said NECP executive director John Westberg of the school’s enrollment.
ECC Business Club, receives nine awards at state leadership conference
Phi Beta Lambda, Edgecombe Community College’s Business Club, received nine awards at the state leadership conference April 13-14.
Club members attended the 59th annual NCPBL State Leadership Conference in Charlotte. Thirty-eight colleges and universities were present at the conference.
“This was the chapter’s first conference,” says Andrew Woherem, club advisor and business administration instructor. “The students did an incredible job representing the college.”
Bullock’s trike-a-thon raises $4,000 for Edgecombe’s Relay
Each year, participants in Relay for Life walk around all night to symbolize the fact that cancer never sleeps. In a similar show of support, 48 students in pre-kindergarten at G.W. Bulluck Elementary School rode their trikes around the schools’ one-eighth-mile track for two hours Friday morning to raise money for the county’s upcoming Relay.
Long-time Southerner newspaper carrier Baggett dies
For more than 25 years, Daily Southerner newspaper carrier Tommy Lee Baggett was one of the first to pick up his papers and one of the first to finish his route.
Princeville terminates attorney Watts
With two board members absent, Princeville's board of commissioners on Friday fired town attorney Charles "Chuck" Watts Jr., during the town's reconvened meeting that was recessed a week ago.
BACK TO THE BASICS
Elementary school educators are getting “back to the basics.”
A North Carolina bill requiring teachers to instruct students in cursive writing and the memorization of multiplication tables has been approved by the House and passed its first reading in the state Senate on April 8.
Vidant Health Center in Macclesfield celebrates first anniversary
MACCLESFIELD – The Vidant Behavioral Health Center celebrated one year of providing services to the community Thursday afternoon and a group of Vidant health professionals gathered at the center at 201 W. Edgecombe St. in Macclesfield for the birthday celebration.
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