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Saturday, December 10, 2016
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City receives approval for bond issue

December 10, 2016

The Local Government Commission on Friday approved the sale of special obligation bonds that will be used to finance the construction and equipping of the proposed Downtown Community Facility in a 5-2 vote, and the committee members weren’t the only ones split on the decision.

Members of The…


Toy store aids low-income families

December 09, 2016

Though several organizations give free toys to low-income children at Christmas, Peacemakers of Rocky Mount is offering a different approach that empowers parents to choose and purchase toys for their kids at greatly reduced prices.

“A lot of the ways that people and organizations help…


Nonprofit group offers affordable housing

December 08, 2016

The Rocky Mount-Edgecombe Community Development Corp. is continuing to help stimulate growth in Edgecombe County. 

In an effort to spur residential development and to revive and encourage homeownership in East Rocky Mount, the nonprofit organization recently constructed two new homes in the…


Online shoppers urged to take precautions

December 08, 2016

Shopping online is a great way to avoid the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season, but it isn’t without its dangers — so police and officials are reminding everyone to be careful as they look for that perfect gift online this year.

Staying safe while shopping online is just…