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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…


License Plate Agency opens in Spring Hope

April 24, 2019

SPRING HOPE — Town res­i­dents look­ing for a li­cense plate no longer will have to drive to Rocky Mount or Wil­son.

A new li­cense plate agency opened on Tues­day in Spring Hope.

The new agency, lo­cated at 123 S. Ash St., will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.…


Spring exhibition to feature Mexican-American artist

April 24, 2019

The spring exhibition in the gallery at the Blount-Bridgers House will feature Mexican-American artist Cornelio Campos.

A collection of recent studio works by the painter will be exhibited through May 30 with a reception in the gallery from 6-7:30 p.m. on May 2 sponsored by Edgecombe Arts.

Campos…


Students vie in balloon competition

April 23, 2019

TARBORO — Several local students celebrated Earth Day by launching balloons with scientific payloads into near space.

Students from Edgecombe Community College, Nash Community College and Hobgood Academy launched three balloons on Monday from the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College…