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October 21, 2018

A total of 14 acts performed Saturday on the stage of the Booker T. Theater in downtown Rocky Mount in the hopes of being the opening performers for next month’s concert that will feature R&B artist Keith Sweat at the Rocky Mount Event Center.

In the end, the two judges of the talent…


October 21, 2018

A Republican challenger with no political experience is looking to take the House District 23 seat from a longtime incumbent.

State Sen. Shelly Willingham, D-Edgecombe, 74, is looking to serve the district that also includes Martin County for a third term, while businessman Claiborne Holtzman,70,…


October 21, 2018

Mike Super will be working his magic for fans of the seemingly impossible when he brings his hit show to the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts.

The family-friendly show at 7:30 p.m. Friday is promised to be a roller-coaster ride of laughter, intrigue, danger, fear, wonder, anticipation,…


October 21, 2018

The Wilson-Rocky Mount-Tarboro Chapter of the Links Inc. completed its 70th year of distinguished service with a celebration at its first fabulous “White Party” for members, friends and supporters on Aug. 4 at Benvenue Country Club.

The Links Inc. is a service organization that promotes…


October 21, 2018

The Rocky Mount Police Department partnered with area schools and local law enforcement agencies on Oct. 1, recognized as World Day of Bullying Prevention, implemented to raise awareness about bullying and cyberbullying.

Twenty-three schools as well as the…

October 21, 2018

Rocky Mount police are looking for a thief who stole $350 of hair grooming items.

The owner of Hair Solutions on the 100 block of Western Avenue arrived at the store on Wednesday morning to find that the someone had broken into the business, damaging a glass panel. About $3 in cash and $350 of…


October 20, 2018

The Rocky Mount City Council is set to meet in a special called Committee of the Whole prior to its regularly scheduled Monday evening meeting.

The council will continue discussion relative to items remaining from the Oct. 8 committee agenda, according to a press release from the city. One topic…

October 20, 2018

Students at Rocky Mount Prep got a surprise visitor Friday as Harlem Globetrotter Anthony “Ant” Atkinson visited each of the elementary school classrooms. 

The charter school was not the only school that Atkinson toured Friday. He also visited Williford Elementary School and N.…


October 20, 2018

Two candidates have stepped up to run for the District 2 seat Wendy Wilson is vacating on the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education.

Dean Edwards is a lieutenant with the State Highway Patrol and has 26 years experience in law enforcement. He said he wants to run for office because he…


October 20, 2018

Nominations are now being accepted for 2019 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards.

The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who…

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