Monday, February 18, 2019

O’Reilly’s store to open in Nashville

February 18, 2019

NASHVILLE — The O’Reilly Auto Parts chain is building a store on approximately four acres of land in the 600 block of East Washington Street just east of downtown — and crews are getting the site ready for construction.

Attempts to obtain comment from a representative of the…

Ex-fire chief fights City Hall

February 17, 2019

Whoever said you can't fight City Hall hasn't met retired Rocky Mount Fire Chief Keith Harris.

The 59-year-old Harris, with slicked hair, trimmed beard, signature sunglasses and cigar planted firmly in the corner of his mouth, looks much younger. These days he's feeling invigorated as well.

"I was…

Escape room tests patrons’ skills

February 17, 2019

TARBORO — The escape room craze has come to Tarboro, with an eastern North Carolina couple now having such a business in the rear of Riverside Plaza.

Kourtney Thompson and her husband, Nick, opened the No Idea Escape Room on Feb. 8 in Suite 37 in the shopping center at the intersection…

Couple escapes unharmed from house fire

February 16, 2019

A Twin County Hall-of-Famer lost her Rocky Mount home to a fire Saturday.

Jean Almand Kitchin said she's lucky to have escaped the blaze. Her four-bedroom, three-bath house in Candlewood was destroyed in an early morning fire. The house is valued at $240,000. No one was injured in the fire.