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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Antiques shop reopens in Tarboro

April 23, 2019 - 43 minutes ago

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 "So, it looked a little outdated."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…


Scholarship fundraising drive nears end

April 21, 2019

Kevin Jones is feeling hopeful.

The Bulldog Alumni Club Scholarship fund drive is in full swing, with a little over a week to finish gathering donations for local scholarships.

“Last year we gave out 14 $1,000 scholarships, so this year our goal is to do at least one better and give out 15 or…