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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Officials stress vehicle security measures

January 18, 2017 - 59 minutes ago

Getting into a warm car on a cold day is a great thing, but local law enforcement agencies are reminding everyone that they should not take their vehicles’ security for granted — especially in cold temperatures.

Rocky Mount police Cpl. Brad Summerlin said the Rocky Mount Police…


Firefighters battle blaze at vacant house

January 17, 2017

The Rocky Mount Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a house late Monday afternoon in South Rocky Mount.

Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at 4:30 p.m. at a house on the 1200 block of Southwest Main Street. Down East Tires and Auto mechanic…


Unity Breakfast pays tribute to King

January 17, 2017

People from across Nash and Edgecombe counties gathered early Monday morning to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Rocky Mount's annual Unity Breakfast at the Dunn Center at N.C. Wesleyan College.

Doors opened early for the free continental breakfast, which started at 7 a.m.…


Business expo showcases black-owned firms

January 17, 2017

An estimated 80 black-owned businesses in the Twin Counties and surrounding area came out to Greater Joy Baptist Church on Monday to showcase their services, products and provide information about their establishments to the people in the community.

The first-ever “Black Business…