Monday, December 10, 2018

Snowstorm prompts school closures

December 09, 2018

Winter weather has hit the Twin Counties hard, bringing as much as 8 inches of snow to some areas and causing power outages to more than 1,000 customers in Rocky Mount.

Rocky Mount utility customers should call 252-467-4800 to report outages, downed lines or trees on lines.

Most schools in the…

Museum celebrates 50th anniversary

December 09, 2018

Retired physicians, local dignitaries, history buffs and representatives of East Carolina University’s Medical & Health Sciences Foundation gathered Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Country Doctor Museum in Bailey.

The museum, which is billed as the oldest museum in…

Consultant issues warning about Event Center

December 08, 2018

The Rocky Mount Event Center isn't elderly-friendly, according to a community development consultant who spoke to the City Council at the venue Friday afternoon.

“You're only one slip and fall away from a $1 million lawsuit,” said James Johnson, a professor of entrepreneurship at Frank…

Effort aims to raise holiday spirits

December 07, 2018

A local restaurant owner and a longtime local tree farm have come together in the hopes of helping people in the Twin Counties get into the Christmas spirit.

People coming to the Westridge Shopping Plaza on Sunset Avenue have probably noticed a tall 12-foot Christmas tree with some ornaments and…