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July 17, 2018

A Wilson man charged in the shooting death of a Rocky Mount man has a history of firearms charges and is on probation for carrying a concealed handgun.

Courtney Ramos, 19, has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the June 30 death of 38-year-old Antwon…


July 17, 2018

The search continued late Monday night for a suspect in the robbery of a Wells Fargo bank in Rocky Mount.

The bank, located on the 1400 block of Benvenue Road, was robbed at around 2 p.m.

Police have been unable to provide a description of the robber other than he wore some type of mask over the…


July 17, 2018

The latest unemployment rate figures from the state Department of Commerce show the jobless rate in May remained mostly flat in the Twin Counties but still higher than the state and national averages.

According to state officials, unemployment rates decreased in 60 of North Carolina’s…

July 17, 2018

Jane Thorne of Tarboro has been appointed to the statewide board of directors of the N.C. Community Foundation, according to James Black, board chairman.

Thorne is a community advocate who holds management roles in several family businesses. She is president of the Edgecombe Charitable Foundation,…

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July 16, 2018

Authorities are looking for a bank robber.

Wells Fargo on Benvenue Road was robbed at around 2 p.m. today.

Rocky Mount police are searching for an unknown male suspect who wore some type of mask that covered his lower face during the stick-up, said Cpl. Brad Summerlin, spokesman for the Rocky Mount…

July 16, 2018

A new person in charge of the local Disabled American Veterans chapter is holding a special upcoming meeting to address some of the issues and concerns veterans are facing in an effort to help them receive better care and live healthier lives.

Martin Hill, a veteran service officer who said he has…

July 16, 2018

Garland Clark envisioned downtown Rocky Mount having a chance to be reinvigorated and revitalized even when there was little to no activity or traffic happening in the central part of the city.

Clark, a city of Rocky Mount employee for 28 years who works as the gas system supervisor in the…


July 16, 2018

A local group is readying to train teenagers and young adults in a vocational skill while preparing them for a high school equivalency test.

Peacemakers’ Vocational Training program is a 16-week program for 16- to 24-year-olds who haven't earned a high school diploma.

The deadline to apply is…

July 16, 2018

The Rocky Mount Mills is teaming up with Sound Rivers to bring a unique event to the area.

The inaugural Tap the Tar event will be held on Sept. 22 on the Rocky Mount Mills campus and will feature beer tasting, a wide variety of food options and live music.

More than 15 breweries will be on hand…

July 16, 2018

Family time at the Harrison Family YMCA is about giving families as a unit, and as individuals, the opportunities to deepen relationships, develop new skills and interests, improve their health and well-being and connect to the community.

The YMCA has always been a place where…

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