Monday, June 26, 2017

Spring Hope firm bets on hemp

June 25, 2017

A Spring Hope hemp plant is continuing its efforts to make hemp the next cash crop for local farmers.

Industrial Hemp Manufacturing on N.C. 581 in Spring Hope, a subsidiary of Hemp Inc, recently announced its farming associates, who are licensed by the N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission, have…

Woman receives honors from state

June 24, 2017

A local nonagenarian recently was inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society for her commitment to serving both the community of Rocky Mount and the state of North Carolina.

The award, which was signed by Gov. Roy Cooper, was presented to Mae Woods Bell, 98, in April at a…

Nash deputies seize 35 pounds of marijuana

June 23, 2017

A traffic stop Wednesday in Nash County landed a California man behind bars on drug charges.

Nash County deputies with the agency’s Highway Interdiction Team stopped a vehicle at 8:23 a.m. on Interstate 95 near the Halifax County line on suspicion of a traffic violation. When deputies…

Classes teach new uses for produce

June 23, 2017

PINETOPS — The Pinetops Community Garden is already producing fresh vegetables, and Edgecombe Community College is offering classes to teach residents fresh new ways to prepare them.

The classes, which are led by Chef Joe White, are entitled “From the Garden to the Kitchen to the…