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May 22, 2017

Anything but common: This year's Happening on the Common in downtown Tarboro brought out a huge crowd. The long-running annual affair brought in more than the expected 2,000 visitors.

“I'm very satisfied,” event coordinator Carol Banks said. As director of Blount-Bridgers House, Banks…


City to host public works show

May 22, 2017

Kids can get an up-close look at Rocky Mount’s bulldozers, heavy trucks and other city equipment at Wednesday’s Public Works Equipment Show.

The event will give the public an opportunity to understand the types of equipment used to maintain sidewalks, collect solid waste and more. The…


Nashville student receives award for excellence

May 22, 2017

Breanna Joyner-Foreman of Nashville was among the undergraduate students recently honored by Gardner-Webb University for academic excellence and outstanding service and leadership.

Winners of these awards exemplify the university’s core values of faith, service and…


Drug sweep nets 17 suspects

May 21, 2017

A sweeping local drug bust has landed more than a dozen people in jail or on the run, authorities announced Saturday.

The Tar River Regional Drug Task Force has charged 17 people with a slew of drug counts including selling heroin and cocaine, Nash County Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said.

Raids and…