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Investigators seek cause of Middlesex house fire

May 03, 2016

MIDDLESEX — Plumes of smoke billowed from a two-story house for several hours Monday as crews battled a blaze that destroyed the home.

A passerby called 911 around 12:40 p.m. to report a fire near a structure on the 10500 block of Old Raleigh-Wilson Road, but while emergency...


Events planned for National Day of Prayer

May 02, 2016

The National Day of Prayer will be celebrated Thursday in the Twin Counties as pastors and community members gather to pray for the fate of the nation and community.

“On Thursday, May 5, the whole nation will gather at noon to pray on the National Day of Prayer,” said...


Rocket Mile draws over 400 runners

May 01, 2016

Despite the threat of rain and overcast conditions, Sunday’s Nash UNC Health Care Rocket Mile went on without a hitch.

Michael Forrester, event director, said the third annual event at the Imperial Centre in downtown Rocky Mount, drew the highest partcipation of runners, which...


Fundraiser walks to huge success

May 01, 2016

There is an old saying that you really cannot understand another person’s experience until you have walked in his or her shoes.

Several men across the Twin Counties stepped up to support the ongoing work of My Sister’s House by wearing women’s sandals, wedges and high...