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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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License Plate Agency opens in Spring Hope

April 24, 2019

SPRING HOPE — Town res­i­dents look­ing for a li­cense plate no longer will have to drive to Rocky Mount or Wil­son.

A new li­cense plate agency opened on Tues­day in Spring Hope.

The new agency, lo­cated at 123 S. Ash St., will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.…


Students vie in balloon competition

April 23, 2019

TARBORO — Several local students celebrated Earth Day by launching balloons with scientific payloads into near space.

Students from Edgecombe Community College, Nash Community College and Hobgood Academy launched three balloons on Monday from the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College…


Antiques shop reopens in Tarboro

April 23, 2019

TARBORO — An antiques shop in downtown Tarboro has been revived.

“I took care of people. Now I’m doing something I love, which is rescuing things,” Patti Pittman said with a smile and a laugh in her reopened Tar River Antiques and Gifts at 205 N. Main St.

Pittman, a…


Area hotel works on renovations

April 22, 2019

The Rocky Mount Comfort Inn is undergoing a major exterior renovation.

"The outside hasn't been redone in about the 25 years that the Comfort Inn has been here," General Manager Shamane Bazemore said. "So, it looked a little outdated."

Comfort Inns, franchised by Maryland-based Choice Hotels…