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July 22, 2019

A future Fairfield by Marriott is taking shape in an area of Rocky Mount filled with lodging establishments and with more to come.

The structure, which is five stories high, is being built off Wellspring Drive, just north of the U.S. 64 and Winstead Avenue interchange.

The work site is off English…


Construction to start on CSX rail hub

July 22, 2019

On a hot day a few months ago on the lawn of N.C. Wesleyan College, Gov. Roy Cooper and fellow officials ceremonially began the start of construction of the nearby future multi-million dollar CSX intermodal rail facility.

Now, the state Transportation Department is telling the Telegram that…


Eagle Transport expands operations

July 21, 2019

A Rocky Mount-based bulk hauler of petroleum has signed a deal with a Tennessee-based ethanol trader to haul the grain-based compound that eventually is mixed with gasoline.

Eagle Transport Corp., which is celebrating being in business for half a century, has acquired trucks belonging to and hired…


Planning board approves new hotel

July 11, 2019

Details about a future lodging establishment in the northwestern part of Rocky Mount are coming more into focus.

In a meeting lasting less than 20 minutes on Tuesday evening, the Rocky Mount Planning Board approved a preliminary plan for an avid hotel, to be at what was the Gateway Convention…