Rail project to benefit tiremaker – Rocky Mount Telegram

The North Carolina Railroad Co. made a substantial investment to bring freight rail infrastructure to the Triangle Tire Co. operation locating in the 1,449-acre Kingsboro megasite in Edgecombe County.

The company is investing $2.5 million through its economic development initiative called North Carolina Railroad Invests in design and construction of a rail spur and storage tracks for Triangle Tire Co. Scott Saylor, president of North Carolina Railroad Co., said the company is committed to assisting all of the state’s industrial megasites with freight rail instructure needs should employers choose to locate in North Carolina.

The Kingsboro megasite is one of four megasites in the state. Kingsboro received the first CSX Select Site Designation a few years ago, which meant the advanced manufacturing site in Eastern North Carolina was ready for development. (Rocky Mount Telegram)


School board elects new leaders – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Watch Dog response: Wow! Interesting! The voting shows there are changes going on amongst the board that used to didn’t vote together.

NASHVILLE — Ann Edge, the former vice chairwoman of the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education, now leads the school board.

The move came at the school board meeting on Thursday night. Each January, the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education elects school board leaders for the year, according to board policy. At Monday night’s meeting, school board member Wayne Doll nominated Wendy Wilson, who served as chairwoman during 2017, to serve again.

“Ms. Wilson has done an excellent job as chairman, and I feel that should continue,” Doll said.

However, school board member LaShawnda Washington proposed that Edge should become chairwoman. The matter came to a vote and Edge won the position by a vote of 7 to 4, with school board members Wayne Doll, Franklin Lamm, Ricky Jenkins and Wilson herself voting for Wilson and the other board members supporting Edge. (Rocky Mount Telegram)