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Sunday, September 15, 2019
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Downtown to host BBQ Throw Down

September 14, 2019

Downtown Rocky Mount will become the center of food and fun during the 12th annual Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down on Oct. 11-12.

The Throw Down has been a staple of the fall in downtown Rocky Mount during the past 11 years, and this year’s event will prove to be no different. From 5-8 p.m.…


Tarboro to showcase 'opportunity spaces'

September 14, 2019

TARBORO — Tarboro is a unique community in eastern North Carolina, in that its downtown is vibrant and healthy.

The empty building is the rarity and none — not a single one — have boarded up windows or rolled down security doors that are hanging from the frame.

The streets are…


New deli, bar opens in Tarboro

September 13, 2019

Elisa Vega had a satisfied look on her face. The kind of look one has when a plan has come together.

While Humble Knuckles Tap & Deli had been open for a couple of weeks in downtown Tarboro, Vega had just gone through Thursday’s grand opening and ribbon cutting. It had been a long day and…


Chamber forum provides legislative update

September 13, 2019

A statewide political columnist on Thursday morning gave a Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce gathering details about the uproar at the General Assembly this week on the anniversary of 9/11.

John Hood said what happened on Wednesday morning in Raleigh was a troubling event, but was not what…