Rocky Mount’s two wayward police officer, with stories that continue to change about what they or did not do inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, are now ex-cops after getting fired Tuesday. Town Manager James Ervin confirmed Tuesday that former Thomas “T.J.” Robertson and former Officer Jacob Fracker are no longer affiliated with the […]
On each Veterans Day, I try to visit a final resting place of those who served their country. Over the years, I have been at Arlington National Cemetery, Pearl Harbor, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France, Gettysburg and many other hallowed grounds on Veterans Day. On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, I turned my […]
Our tribute to those who served us and our country along with our gratitude for their sacrifice. Over the years, I’ve been present not only for many celebrations to honor those who served but also to help document their efforts. This video tribute was put together in 2012 and, we hope, helps honor the service […]
He snapped awake at 0500, a full 30 minutes before the alarm was set to go off.
For more than 30 years, he had been waking up at 5 a.m. It didn’t matter which time zone he was in or even if it was daylight savings time. When the big hand was on the 12 and the little one on the five, he was awake.