Wednesday, March 1, 2017

City set to launch new fleet of buses

March 01, 2017

Tar River Transit has some new wheels on the way.

Rocky Mount’s mass transit system announced Monday it recently purchased seven brand-new 30-foot buses. The new vehicles will take the place of the organization’s current bus fleet later this spring. One of the new buses was on display…

Local JCPenney unlikely to be closed

February 28, 2017

The JCPenney in Golden East Crossing mall appears to be one of the company’s stores that will be saved after recent reports of the longtime department store chain’s plans to close up to 140 stores.

Reports said JCPenney will be offering buyouts to 6,000 workers as the retail…

International Festival to celebrate diversity

February 28, 2017

The city of Rocky Mount will celebrate diversity by hosting the 28th annual International Festival of Cultures from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Nash Community College’s Brown Auditorium.

The event, which originally was conceived by the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, will…

Courthouse work remains on schedule

February 27, 2017

NASHVILLE — Expansion of the Nash County Courthouse is on track for a mid-2018 completion date, according to county officials.

“Everything is on schedule,” said Nash County Manager Zee Lamb. “No budget additions, no change orders so far.”

Goldsboro-based Daniels…