Nash County reports fourth COVID-19 death – Rocky Mount Telegram

The first female victim of COVID-19 has died in Nash County, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to four.

This is the second COVID-related death in two days in the Twin Counties. The Edgecombe County Health Department reported its ninth death on Thursday.

Nash County Health Director Bill Hill said the most recent Nash County victim of COVID-19 was an African-American woman in her late 60s who had serious pre-existing health conditions. The woman died within two weeks of testing positive and was gravely ill toward the end, Hill said.

The other three Nash County deaths have occurred in men. (Read more)

COVID-19 death toll rises to five in Twin Counties – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: So I wonder why Edgecombe County will not share the same information that Nash County is sharing.

The number of deaths related to COVID-19 has escalated in the Twin Counties over the weekend with five deaths now reported in Nash and Edgecombe counties.

Two deaths had been reported as of Friday — one in each county.

Nash County Health Director Bill Hill on Monday morning reported one additional death in Nash County. This is the second death from the novel coronavirus reported in Nash County.

“The Nash County Health Department has received notification from an outside county hospital partner confirming the second death associated with COVID-19. The male patient, in his late 50s with underlying conditions, died on April 25, 2020, from complications associated with the virus. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information will be released,” Hill said in a statement.

Hill said at a meeting on Monday that the patient had been hospitalized for roughly two weeks before his death.

“Our condolences and prayers are with the family and friends of this patient,” Hill said in a press release. “This global pandemic truly hits deep into our hearts when it begins to impact the people we know and care for. For that reason, it is urgent that we put our best efforts forth to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Edgecombe County health officials reported two additional COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, for a total of three deaths in that county.

The Edgecombe County Health Department has so far refused to release any additional information about any of their cases. (Read more)

Four more coronavirus cases found in area – Rocky Mount Telegram

The total number of Edgecombe County cases is now three. The total number of confirmed cases reported in the Twin County so far is nine.

After a lull of a few days, four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Twin Counties.

Local health officials have been awaiting at least eight test results since Thursday, but these results were delayed due to an apparent backlog at the state laboratory testing facility. However, by Monday morning, the Nash County Health Department and the Edgecombe County Health Department had reported two new cases each.

Added to the previous four cases reported by Nash County Health Department officials, a total of six Nash County residents have been confirmed positive for COVID-19, said Nash County Health Department Health Director Bill Hill.

Three of those four cases involve people who have been hospitalized, Hill said. Two were hospitalized outside Nash County, and one was hospitalized locally.

Hill reported more details Monday about these cases without divulging any personal or identifying information during a meeting of the Nash County COVID-19 Management Team. (Read more)

Nash County NC – Sheriff Keith Stone Office Addresses The Jail Facilities Issues To The Nash County Commissioners

Sheriff Captain Allen Wilson gives update on the Nash County Jail. After watching Captain Wilson give report this was hard to believe that the jail is in this type of condition that is not good for the inmates nor the staff. This is a damn shame and should be an embarrassment to all of Nash County Citizens. It is more of an embarrassment that Robbie Davis Chair and the entire Board of Nash County Commissioners have attempted to make it Sheriff Keith Stone and his Office the problem here. It is amazing that anyone is working at the jail under these conditions so obviously they must love their job and evidently Sheriff Stone is a good person to work for. From what I know, I support Sheriff Keith Stone and the Sheriff Office. I hate the  have had to endure this attention however I would hope that Robbie Davis and the commissioners would apologize to you and be willing to listen to what they need to know from first hand experience.

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The Historical Origins of the 1871 Nash-Edgecombe County Line – Digital Rocky Mount Mills

In the spring of 1871, state legislators voted to relocate the boundary line between Nash and Edgecombe counties from the Falls of the Tar River to the line of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad that ran through the middle of Rocky Mount, Battleboro, and Sharpsburg. The legislature’s new law stated that “all the portion of Edgecombe county west of the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad and between the Halifax and Wilson [county] lines be, and the same is hereby annexed to and shall form a part of Nash County.”[1] This change in the boundary line was controversial in 1871, and it remains so to this day.  Uncovering the lost history of the county line change is therefore important for discussing the broader historical development of Nash and Edgecombe Counties, and it is also especially relevant for the CHW’s project on Rocky Mount Mills. The mill and many of the mill workers were directly affected by the change in the county line, and residents of both counties were politically divided on the issue.

The change in the Nash-Edgecombe county line disrupted political boundaries that had existed for nearly a century. Since the creation of Nash County out of Edgecombe County in 1777, the boundary between the two counties had been based on . . . (Read more)

Municipal Elections Filing Began In Edgecombe/Nash County This Day July 5, 2019 12 Noon (See Daily Updates Til Filing Period Ends)

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Today I witnessed the following candidates file for the following towns.


Leo Taylor for Council Ward 2 Re-Election

Deborah Jordan for Council Ward 6 Re-Election

Bryan Tate Mayo Jr. for Council Ward 8

Rocky Mount

Bronson Williams for Mayor

Richard Joyner Council Ward 3 Was appointed to fill unexpired term now Judge Lamont Wiggins seat

Gwen Wilkins for Council Ward 3

Nellene Richardson for Council Ward 3

Timothy J. Walker Jr. for Council Ward 4

Elaine Burnette Williams for Council Ward 4 Endorsed by outgoing Councilwoman Lois Watkins

Lige Daughtridge for Council Ward 5


Steve Burress for Mayor Re-Election

Dennis Sugg for Commissioner

Brenda Barnes for Commissioner Re-Election


Jesse Earl Pettaway for Commissioner Re-Election

Annie Pettaway for Commissioner


Don Patel for Commissioner

Linda Virgil for Commissioner


Esterine Pitt for Mayor Re-Election

Doris Howington for Commissioner Re-Election

John P. Ford for Commissioner

The Political Agitator support Jordan, Joyner, Walker, Williams.

Filing Day 2 Monday July 8, 2019

Rocky Mount

Robert Lee Alston for Mayor


Florence Pender for Commissioner Re-Election

Oscar Mabry for Commissioner


Nancy Jones Taylor for Commissioner


Aubrey Eugene Edmonds for Commissioner


Linda Joyner for Commissioner Ward 2 Re-Election

Filing Day 3 Tuesday July 9, 2019

Rocky Mount

Sandy Roberson for Mayor

Tarrick Pittman for Commissioner Ward 1


Wanda Williams Harrison for Commissioner

Joyce Bullock Ricks for Commissioner


C. B. Brown III For Commissioner

Filing Day 4 Wednesday July 10, 2019


Charles Lewis


Ricky Lynch

Filing Day 5 Thursday July 11, 2019


Kenneth Sanders For Commissioner Ward 4 Filled Unexpired Term of Glenda Knight


Mayetta McCloud For Commissioner


Milton Goff Jr. For Commissioner

Rocky Mount

Kevin Jones For Mayor

Filing Day 6 Friday July 12, 2019

Rocky Mount

Andre Knight For Commissioner Ward 1


Wanda M. Naylor

Johnny Repass


Mike Keel For Mayor Re-Election

Joyce Braxton For Commissioner


Kenneth Randolph

Filing Day 7 Monday July 15, 2019


Linda Ingram For Mayor Re-Election


Teresa Summerlin For Mayor

Will Barnes for Commissioner


Wilbert Harrison For Mayor Re-Election

Joe Willie Dickens III For Commissioner

Roberta Jones Mercer For Commissioner

Filing Day 8 Tuesday July 16, 2019


Brenda Harrell For Mayor


Alvin Jones For Commissioner Ward 4


Betty Jo Oneal Roberson For Commissioner


Al Braxton For Commissioner Ward 8

Filing Day 9 Wednesday July 17, 2019


Natarsha Davis For Commissioner


Milton Bullock For Commissioner Ward 1 Re-Election

Calvin Sherrod For Commissioner Ward 4


Mary Jackson For Commissioner

Filing Day 10 Thursday July 18, 2019


William Earl Johnson For Commissioner Ward 1


Becky Humphrey For Commissioner