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September 30, 2016

Jim Gardner was one of seven North Carolinians recently awarded the state's highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, by Gov. Pat McCrory during a ceremony at the Raleigh Marriott City Center.

The Rocky Mount native received the award for public service.

Known for his courage and…


Budweiser Clydesdales to visit area

September 29, 2016

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be in Rocky Mount this afternoon.

The horses haven't been to the area since 1992, said Russ Saputo, vice president of Carolina Eagle Distributing.

Symbols of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, the horses are set to show from 5 to 7 p.m.…


Local student serves as page in N.C. Senate

September 28, 2016

Rocky Mount High School student Jada Tamera Peterson recently served as a page in the N.C. Senate.

She is the daughter of Beverly Bobbitt of Rocky Mount. Peterson was sponsored by N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant and appointed by the Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, R-Rockingham.…


NCC recognizes Emergency Dispatch Academy graduates

September 27, 2016

Nash Community College recognized seven new Emergency Dispatch Academy graduates in a recent ceremony held at the Continuing Education and Public Services Building.

Megan Webb Coggin, Jacqueline Richardson, Robert Vaughan, Amatullah Mercer, Spencer Skinner, Abigail Genaudeau and Stephanie Arrington…