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Rocky Mount Fair ends its run

April 30, 2017

One of Rocky Mount’s yearly staple attractions is going away this year.

Norman Chambliss III, owner of the Rocky Mount Fair, recently announced the fair will not operate in 2017 and has reached the decision to indefinitely suspend the operation of the annual fall event. Chambliss grew up…


Runners prep for Rocket Mile

April 30, 2017

One of Rocky Mount’s most popular athletic events blasts off for its fifth year next week.

The Rocket Mile returns to the streets on May 7. The one-mile race, which is presented by the Tar River Running Co. and the Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department, begins at 2 p.m. in front of the…


Weeklong effort targets children

April 29, 2017

The Week of the Young Child ended on Friday with a Read to Rise Luncheon that was attended by North Carolina’s first lady, Kristen Cooper, and a host of local dignitaries.

The luncheon focused on the state of young children in Nash and Edgecombe counties and the Read to Rise Campaign, which…


Officials monitor river levels

April 29, 2017

Local emergency officials are keeping an eye on the Tar River as its surge moves past the Twin Counties.

The river crested at around 2 a.m. Thursday in Rocky Mount, but isn't expected to crest in Tarboro until tonight at 25.9 feet at the town bridge river gauge. That's a drop of 5.5 feet from…