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Cummins celebrates centennial

May 19, 2019

The parent of the Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant has reached the century mark of being in business.

In the Twin Counties, plant Manager John Judd said he and his team began celebrating the anniversary of Cummins in January and said the plant was re-branded to reflect the company having…


Authorities ramp up fight against opioids

May 19, 2019

As Paula Dance campaigned for her first term as Pitt County sheriff in 2018, she routinely identified the opioid epidemic as the most pressing challenge facing law enforcement.

Among her mantras was, “You can’t arrest your way out of the crisis.”

Arresting users for drug-related…


Red Cross seeks donations of type O blood

May 19, 2019

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations.

As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood or platelets now through June 10 will…


New deli to open on Douglas Block

May 18, 2019

A combination delicatessen and coffee shop is going to be opening downtown in the Douglas Block and just steps away from the Rocky Mount Event Center.

"I think I've created the most beautiful space for downtown, if I may say so," said Yalem Kiros, who is going to be operating NABS, which…