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Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Local crews aid disaster victims

September 19, 2018

Rocky Mount and Tarboro utilities crews are helping restore power in some of the harder hit areas of North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

Three crews with a total of about 15 linemen deployed earlier this week to render mutual aid.

The crews have bucket trucks, service trucks and…


School closures discussed at forum

September 19, 2018

WHITAKERS — Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools administrators and staff came Tuesday night to Swift Creek Elementary School to participate in the first of three public forums designed to allow community members to express their thoughts about the proposal to close the three oldest…


Elm City cleans up tornado damage

September 18, 2018

A twister touched down Monday in Elm City, nearly crushing at least one resident and causing parts of the Twin Counties to enter into a tornado warning, according to emergency officials.

The tornado was confirmed to hit Elm City, a small town about eight miles outside Rocky Mount,…


Investigators probe fire station blaze

September 18, 2018

MACCLESFIELD — Federal and state investigators combed through rubble Monday at the site where the Macclesfield Volunteer Fire Department’s fire station burned to the ground Sunday.

A blaze broke out at around 9:30 a.m. at 104 South 3rd St. Besides the station, the town's ABC Store…