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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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Lighthouse Home seeks volunteers

June 25, 2019

There is a lighthouse in the Twin Counties.

It’s not on the river and has nothing to do with leading boats to safety.

The Lighthouse Home, on Eastern Avenue in Rocky Mount, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers shelter to women who are in transition and need a place to call home as…


Trophy shop to leave downtown

June 24, 2019

After approximately 37 years in downtown Rocky Mount, most of them in the same location, a business is moving to the Westridge shopping center on the northwest side of the city.

Speight’s Trophy Shop will be shifting from 122 N.W. Main St. to 3667 Sunset Ave., hopefully in the second week of…


Ceremony celebrates fallen soldier's life

June 24, 2019

The remains of a Nash County soldier who died on a North Korean battlefield nearly 70 years ago were returned home Sunday to a celebration of his life and sacrifice.

U.S. Army Pfc. William Hoover Jones was honored by family, friends, veterans and well wishers during a memorial service at Word…


New hotels move ahead with plans

June 24, 2019

Construction of a future hotel has started along Gateway Boulevard on the northwest side of Rocky Mount, while plans for a second new hotel in the same area are pending approval at City Hall.

Crews are working at the site of what is going to be a Tru by Hilton. A sign at the edge of the site states…