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May 22, 2019

Doug Starr remembers the heyday of a downtown Rocky Mount teaming with cars, people and stores.

"I worked for Planters National Bank," Starr recalled on Tuesday. "And I could go out my front door of that building right over there that says 'PNC.' And I thought I had 10 places I could have lunch and…


Why I love to pay insurance premiums

May 20, 2019

Everyone loves paying their insurance premiums, right? Sort of like going to the dentist.

I dislike those invoices from the health, life, disability protection, auto, home and long-term care plans as much as anyone. And I am an independent insurance and investment agency owner, soon beginning my…


Cummins celebrates centennial

May 19, 2019

The parent of the Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant has reached the century mark of being in business.

In the Twin Counties, plant Manager John Judd said he and his team began celebrating the anniversary of Cummins in January and said the plant was re-branded to reflect the company having…


New deli to open on Douglas Block

May 18, 2019

A combination delicatessen and coffee shop is going to be opening downtown in the Douglas Block and just steps away from the Rocky Mount Event Center.

"I think I've created the most beautiful space for downtown, if I may say so," said Yalem Kiros, who is going to be operating NABS, which…