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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Firefighters battle blaze at vacant house

January 17, 2017

The Rocky Mount Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a house late Monday afternoon in South Rocky Mount.

Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at 4:30 p.m. at a house on the 1200 block of Southwest Main Street. Down East Tires and Auto mechanic…


Business expo showcases black-owned firms

January 17, 2017

An estimated 80 black-owned businesses in the Twin Counties and surrounding area came out to Greater Joy Baptist Church on Monday to showcase their services, products and provide information about their establishments to the people in the community.

The first-ever “Black Business…


Volunteers perform community service projects

January 17, 2017

While others celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday by resting from their labors, a group of local volunteers spent the day making their community a better place in which to work and live.

Most of the volunteers who participated in the Day of Service projects were students and faculty…


New exhibit to open at Children's Museum

January 16, 2017

A new exhibit set to open in the Children's Museum at the Imperial Centre will entertain families, educate them and get them active all at the same time.

Backyard Adventures will open Jan. 29. The new exhibit is one of the biggest exhibits the center has ever hosted, said Children's Museum and…