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Monday, May 20, 2019
Social Media Vaccine Wars

Health officials stress importance of measles vaccinations

May 20, 2019

The state Department of Health and Human Resources is encouraging people to take preventative measures against the spread of measles and reminding everyone that vaccination is the best way to protect themselves and their loved ones from the disease,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…


Runners tackle obstacle course race

May 19, 2019

Ralph Willey is proof one is not too old to run a cross-country course full of challenges.

Willey, 69, of Rocky Mount and a retired attorney, said he has been a regular since the first Tackle the Tar 5K Obstacle Course Race and Family Fun Day.

Willey on Saturday morning was one of approximately 850…


Cummins celebrates centennial

May 19, 2019

The parent of the Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant has reached the century mark of being in business.

In the Twin Counties, plant Manager John Judd said he and his team began celebrating the anniversary of Cummins in January and said the plant was re-branded to reflect the company having…


Authorities ramp up fight against opioids

May 19, 2019

As Paula Dance campaigned for her first term as Pitt County sheriff in 2018, she routinely identified the opioid epidemic as the most pressing challenge facing law enforcement.

Among her mantras was, “You can’t arrest your way out of the crisis.”

Arresting users for drug-related…