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Friday, July 21, 2017
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Opponents pan impacts of proposed gas pipeline

July 21, 2017 - 14 minutes ago

A thong of people mostly opposed to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline packed the Brown Auditorium on Thursday at Nash Community College.

Several people wore clothing and held up signs that showed their strong opposition to the 42-inch gas pipeline, which will run about 600 miles starting in Harrison…


Play teaches lessons in friendship

July 20, 2017

Children at Braswell Memorial Library were entertained on Wednesday by a fresh rendition of the age-old story of “The Three Little Pigs” as written and performed by the South Carolina-based Porkchop Productions.

This adaptation focused on the story of Stanley the Pig and Ralphie…


Longtime city manager leaves lasting legacy

July 20, 2017

A longtime former city manager of Rocky Mount was recently laid to rest.

William “Bill” Hill Batchelor, 86, died on July 12 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Batchelor, a graduate of Rocky Mount High School in 1947 and N.C. State University in 1953 with a degree in civil engineering and…


Holiday effort pays off for state troopers

July 20, 2017

Recently released statistics from the N.C. Highway Patrol’s annual Operation Firecracker initiative are proving people paid attention to the law during the Independence Day weekend.

The information shows that no fatalities or serious injuries were reported in any wrecks in the…