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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 "So, it looked a little outdated."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…


Furniture store marks milestone

April 21, 2019

A downtown Rocky Mount business has been serving customers for nearly three decades now.

Davis Furniture Co., located at 163 S.E. Main St., uses approximately 16,000 square feet to offer bedroom sets, dining room sets and living room sets, as well as appliances and electronics. The company is going…