Police: Steven Tyler not really doing a strawberry farm show

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. — Police have alerted residents of a New Jersey township that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will not be performing at a small pick-your-own strawberry farm.

Children's Museum opens new exhibit

While dinosaurs are long extinct, a new exhibit in the Children’s Museum in downtown Rocky Mount enables kids and kids-at-heart to ‘Be the Dinosaur’ through interactive exhibits.

  • Patillo alumni recognize local students

    The W.A. Pattillo High School National Alumni Association presented their Incentive Awards at the May Edgecombe County Board of Education meeting.

  • ECC honor society receives international recognition

    For the sixth time in less than 10 years, Edgecombe Community College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society has received international acclaim.

  • LifeCare Hospital recognized for respiratory program

    LifeCare Hospitals of North Carolina has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.

  • Summit offers training for nonprofit leaders

    United Way Tar River Region worked with the N.C. Community Foundation, Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation for Greater Rocky Mount and Reach Out Rocky Mount to sponsor the second annual Leading for Tomorrow Nonprofit Capacity Building Summit on Thursday at the Gateway Convention Center.

  • Fundraising efforts continue for Relay for Life

    Even though Nash County Relay for Life has come and gone, the fundraising efforts remain ongoing. Zaxby’s will host a Spirit Night from 5-8 p.m.

Police seek home invasion suspects

Rocky Mount police are investigating a suspected home invasion on the 3200 block of Sunset Avenue.

Marriage objections bill nears final OK in N.C. General Assembly

RALEIGH — North Carolina legislators neared final approval Wednesday on legislation allowing some North Carolina court officials to opt out of same-sex marriage duties based on “sincerely held religious” objections.

Bishops' Swedish tennis duo cements place among program greats

They traveled more than 4,000 miles from the same country – albeit four years apart – but Sweden natives Robert Kjellberg and Sebastian Sikh each ended up together on N.C. Wesleyan’s campus.

Consumer confidence edges up in May

WASHINGTON — Consumer confidence rebounded slightly this month as the job market showed signs of improvement.

  • Campaigns focus on small business

    NEW YORK – Small businesses aren’t in the dire straits they were four years ago, but presidential candidates aren’t letting go of an issue they think will get them votes.

  • Bread finds niche in gun store owner’s life

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Edgar Lindamood makes his bread in a shop that stocks Nagant revolvers, Makarov pistols, 6.5 mm Swedish, 7.7 mm Japanese and 7.65 mm Argentine ammunition.

  • Wal-Mart’s animal welfare push hailed as game changer

    NEW YORK — Wal-Mart’s push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

  • New restaurant to open in Spring Hope

    SPRING HOPE – Longtime businessman Memo Shehata didn’t see a dormant shopping center in the small town of Spring Hope as a problem but more of an opportunity to breath life into the area.

  • Dollar Tree to sell 330 Family Dollar stores

    NEW YORK — Dollar Tree expects to reach a deal in the coming days to sell about 330 Family Dollar stores in order to receive approval of its $8.5 billion acquisition of Family Dollar.

Jihad has many different faces

PANKISI GORGE, Georgia – One day this April, instead of coming home from school, two teenagers left their valley high in the Caucasus, and went off to war.

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