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Friday, May 24, 2019
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Local developer arrested at City Hall

May 24, 2019

A prominent local property developer learned firsthand about serious new security measures at City Hall on Wednesday when police arrested him for trespassing.

Troy Davis, 31, is charged by the Rocky Mount Police Department with second-degree trespassing and resisting a police officer. He's accused…


Autographed helmet to be auctioned

May 23, 2019

A Rocky Mount native has a football helmet with almost all of the autographs of the living Super Bowl-winning coaches —  and the headgear includes the autograph of one since-deceased all-time great pro gridiron coach.

The amassing of autographs has been a long-running project of sports…


Officials stress holiday travel safety

May 23, 2019

Local and state officials are urging safety this Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel times of the year.

“Know your travel route. Make sure there's no delays, leave early and give yourself plenty of time,” said Sgt. Brad Summerlin of the Rocky Mount Police Department.

To make…


Seminar offers tax credit tips

May 22, 2019

Doug Starr remembers the heyday of a downtown Rocky Mount teaming with cars, people and stores.

"I worked for Planters National Bank," Starr recalled on Tuesday. "And I could go out my front door of that building right over there that says 'PNC.' And I thought I had 10 places I could have lunch and…