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April 24, 2019

A longtime business in the heart of downtown Rocky Mount is apparently planning to pull out for a place somewhere else in the city with a better potential to draw customers and to be in a smaller location.

Cindy Coker, co-owner of Towel Town at 248 S.W. Main St., said the store building is under…


Antiques shop reopens in Tarboro

April 23, 2019

TARBORO — An antiques shop in downtown Tarboro has been revived.

“I took care of people. Now I’m doing something I love, which is rescuing things,” Patti Pittman said with a smile and a laugh in her reopened Tar River Antiques and Gifts at 205 N. Main St.

Pittman, a…


Area hotel works on renovations

April 22, 2019

The Rocky Mount Comfort Inn is undergoing a major exterior renovation.

"The outside hasn't been redone in about the 25 years that the Comfort Inn has been here," General Manager Shamane Bazemore said. "So, it looked a little outdated."

Comfort Inns, franchised by Maryland-based Choice Hotels…


Time for some financial spring cleaning

April 22, 2019

Spring is here — and for many of us, that means it’s time for some spring cleaning. This year, why not try brightening your financial environment?

Consider these suggestions:

■ Get rid of clutter. When you go through your closets, you may find many items you no longer need. As you…