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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Redistricting plans panned at statewide hearings

August 23, 2017

WELDON — Speakers panned proposed legislative district maps during statewide public hearings Tuesday.

Rocky Mount resident Kim Koo, a retired doctor, said releasing the maps at the last minute the day before the hearing was done by Republican leaders to keep voters from having time to…


Eclipse provides spectacular show

August 22, 2017

Hundreds of people came out Monday to be a part of the three-hour Eclipse Viewing event at the outdoor courtyard of the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences.

A historic total solar eclipse plunged cities in the United States into complete darkness for a brief moment, while Rocky Mount and the…


Totality captivates crowds across country

August 22, 2017

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Great American Eclipse was an awesome event in every sense of the word, especially in the path of totality.

I was able to get a front-row seat to the solar eclipse in Greenville, S.C. I viewed the eclipse with thousands of other earth inhabitants at a soccer…


Nash board approves grant for jobs project

August 22, 2017

NASHVILLE — The Nash County Board of Commissioners met Monday under cover of darkness to discuss a top secret jobs project code-named Project Dragon.

With a short break to view the Great American Eclipse, which cast the Twin Counties temporarily in twilight, commissioners voted to…