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August 19, 2019

Janey Richardson, 70, of Castalia, said there is nothing more scary than feeling like you can’t breathe.

Richardson said she experiences a sense of helplessness when she is trying to take a deep breath and her body will not cooperate.

“It’s a terrible feeling and I wouldn’t…


August 18, 2019

When it comes time to find an elder care facility for a loved one, people in the Twin Counties are often overwhelmed and confused at the terminology and find it difficult to assess the ability of these homes to provide the needed level of care for residents.

“Most people, when you say…

August 18, 2019

Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport now is quite a smooth place to land aircraft.

The aviation center, located off N.C. 97 between the two cities, is undergoing a multimillion-dollar restoration and expansion. The work on the runway, the apron and part of the taxiway recently were completed.…


August 18, 2019

Robert Cordell and Lige Daughtridge are vying for the Ward 5 City Council seat being vacated by Tom Rogers.

Cordell, 69, is a retired educator who says he has a “30-point plan” to spark progress in the city. A divorced father of four adult children with five grandchildren and eight…

August 18, 2019

People hear about instances of human trafficking on a regular basis, thinking it is happening someplace else.

“That’s the problem, especially in smaller communities,” said Kenny Sumner, executive director of SAFE — Support-Advocate-Fight-Educate, a nonprofit organization…

August 17, 2019

While most traditional public school students in the Twin Counties will be starting school in a little over a week, many schools in the area already have started classes.

School starts on Aug. 26 for traditional public school students because that is the earliest date the N.C. General Assembly will…


August 17, 2019

Three candidates seeking to be Rocky Mount’s next chief executive faced extensive questions Thursday during a debate at Benvenue Country Club.

One of them included what they would do about the threat of gentrification that low-income and African-American communities feel is happening in and…


August 17, 2019

The Rocky Mount Police Department has just released information about a commercial robbery of a Rocky Mount ABC Store.

Police responded to the incident about 8:51 p.m. on Aug. 10. A man reportedly entered the ABC Store #8 on the 1300 block of Westwood Drive moments before brandishing a handgun at a…

August 17, 2019

Rocky Mount police charged a man Wednesday for impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Fonnell Parker, 41, was arrested in connection with an incident that occurred about 12:25 p.m. Wednesday at the office of Time Financing Services on the 2300 block of Sunset Avenue. Parker reportedly was driving…

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August 17, 2019

Mu Chapter members of NC-State Organization of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International recently attended the NC-State Convention.

Tobey Worthington accepted the Communications Excellence Award and was installed as 1st vice president of NC-State DKG for 2019-21; Margie Parker Brantley accepted…

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