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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Council delays decision on city manager

January 22, 2019

The Rocky Mount City Council made no decision in a meeting on Martin Luther King Day to discuss the future of its top administrator.

City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney, who wasn't at the meeting, faces mounting allegations of cronyism and financial mismanagement similar to accusations leveled…


Residents pack chambers for meeting

January 22, 2019

A packed house at a special called meeting Monday went home with no answer as to the fate of an under-fire city official.

The Rocky Mount City Council announced no public decision after meeting two-and-a-half hours in closed session discussing the employment of City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney.…


Unity breakfast shines light on current issues

January 22, 2019

The keynote speaker at the annual Rocky Mount Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast used the podium to take a different approach to honoring the slain civil rights leader.

Instead of focusing on more notable aspects of King's legacy, such as federal civil and voting rights laws, N.C. Justice…


Insurance agent opens new office

January 21, 2019

Takyla W. Smith said being an insurance agent is like being a doctor in needing to have a good bedside manner.

"You know, people do business with people who they like," Smith said. "So they have to like you and trust you."

Smith, 36, after having worked approximately 12½ years for MSH…