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January 20, 2019

The director of the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport said the condition of the runway, on a scale of one to 10 — with 10 being the worst situation — is an eight right now.

"It's that bad," Dion Viventi said in an interview in the airport's lobby late last week, moments before he went…


Strandberg remembered as trailblazer

January 19, 2019

Betsy Strandberg is being remembered as a can-do person in Rocky Mount who took charge of her husband's company after his untimely death and as the first woman to serve in key local civic positions — yet also as someone who enjoyed life outside the business world.

"She was not necessarily a…


Sisters open new clothing stores

January 18, 2019

TARBORO — Two sisters are in the fashion business in side-by-side locations along North Main Street in downtown Tarboro.

Thomasine Whitehead, 49, operates Imagine Dis, while Zina Moore, 53, operates Imagine Dat. 

Whitehead said she caters more toward young people and said Moore caters to…


Tyson to lead state soybean association

January 18, 2019

Jeff Tyson, a soybean producer from Nashville, recently was elected president of the N.C. Soybean Producers Association at the 52nd Annual Meeting in Durham.

As president, Tyson will seek to build an understanding of and appreciation for agriculture among consumers, while ensuring soybean farmers…