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October 20, 2019

A three-ring circus planned to be held next month in the Rocky Mount Event Center has been called off.

As of late last week, there were two opposing stories about what happened and why Royal Hanneford Circus will not be at the massive downtown complex.

One is from Rocky Mount’s municipal…

October 20, 2019

A local attorney who had been on the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission for a dozen years — and who recently became a center of controversy because of a comment on social media — has been replaced on the panel.

Steve Stevenson will be out and Lorenzo Ellis is going to be in. The…

October 20, 2019

At the Empty Chair event held earlier this month as a fundraiser for My Sister’s House, one of the 44 chairs that stood empty honored the memory of a Nash County resident who reportedly lost her life to domestic violence earlier this year.

Diana Alejandra Keel, 38, was found brutally slain in…


October 20, 2019

Debbie’s Fund and Nash Community College will sponsor Bounty and Barrel from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 14 in the college’s Business and Industry Center.

Debbie’s Fund was established as a memorial tribute to Debbie Kornegay — her legacy, passion for cooking, ministry of service and…


October 19, 2019

Three people were shot in eerily similar circumstances in two separate incidents Thursday night in Rocky Mount.

About 7:47 p.m. Thursday, Rocky Mount police responded to the 700 block of East Virginia Street regarding a shooting with injury. They arrived to find two victims suffering from gunshot…


October 19, 2019

NASHVILLE — Michael Hicks until Thursday evening had never been to a Boys & Girls Clubs event.

Hicks, who is a small business owner in Rocky Mount, was among the attendees at the annual Steak & Burger Dinner at the Rose Hill Conference Center. The gathering is the premier fundraiser…


October 19, 2019

Rocky Mount police have arrested a man in connection with a rape that occurred several months ago in the city.

Calvin Murray, 21, was arrested Wednesday on rape charges and was jailed under a $150,000 bond in the Edgecombe County Detention Center.

Rocky Mount police Cpl. Clay Wilder said that the…

October 19, 2019

“I’m excited, but frazzled,” explained Lisa Meadow during a Friday night telephone interview on the eve of the opening of her show, “Through the Lens of Bugs Barringer” at Bel Air Art Center in downtown Rocky Mount.

Osmond Long “Bugs” Barringer Jr. came to…


October 19, 2019

Nominations are being accepted for 2020 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…

October 19, 2019

The congregation of Truth Tabernacle Ministries at 704 Arlington St. is celebrating its senior pastors Haywood and Wanda Parker during National Pastor’s Appreciation Month.

This celebration is observed during October as congregations across the nation honor their leaders.

The celebration…

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