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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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International Festival to celebrate diversity

February 19, 2019

The city of Rocky Mount’s International Festival of Cultures will take place from noon to 4 p.m. March 2 in the Brown Auditorium on the campus of Nash Community College.

Hosted by the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, the festival showcases the variety of diverse communities…


Revamped shooting range aims to expand

February 18, 2019

A Rocky Mount indoor shooting range is under new ownership — with a new name — and the new owner has plans to include space so patrons can engage in ax throwing.

Leon Peele, 52, has put out a temporary sign showing what had been Shooter’s is now Eastern North Carolina Indoor…


O’Reilly’s store to open in Nashville

February 18, 2019

NASHVILLE — The O’Reilly Auto Parts chain is building a store on approximately four acres of land in the 600 block of East Washington Street just east of downtown — and crews are getting the site ready for construction.

Attempts to obtain comment from a representative of the…


Ex-fire chief fights City Hall

February 17, 2019

Whoever said you can't fight City Hall hasn't met retired Rocky Mount Fire Chief Keith Harris.

The 59-year-old Harris, with slicked hair, trimmed beard, signature sunglasses and cigar planted firmly in the corner of his mouth, looks much younger. These days he's feeling invigorated as well.

"I was…