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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Juneteenth festival to feature music, fun

May 31, 2016

The stage is set for a fun-filled weekend in downtown Rocky Mount with the return of the Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival.

The celebration kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday with a night of jazz in the Booker T. Theatre with live performances by The Stephen Pender Band and Generation...


Authorities search for missing teen

May 30, 2016

Authorities are searching for a juvenile who is missing from the custody of the Edgecombe Youth Development Center.

The youth, identified only as Khalil D., failed to return Sunday after an off-campus visit. Khalil is from Edgecombe County and was last seen about 1:30 p.m Sunday on...


Flagpole honors veterans

May 30, 2016

Today is about more than shopping trips and cookouts.

Memorial Day is a time to reflect and remember those veterans who are no longer with us, said James Ervin, a former Army sergeant first class and Vietnam Era veteran, with the Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties....


Pool opening weekend brings joy

May 30, 2016

Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of the summer season for Rocky Mount’s Denton Street pool located in Edgecombe County.

The city of Rocky Mount operates two public pools in the area. Though the indoor pool located in the Senior Center is open year round, the Denton Street pool...