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April 22, 2018 - 28 minutes ago

HOLLISTER — American Indian tribal members traveled from as far away as Virginia — and Los Angeles in the case of music sensation Brooke Simpson — to be a part of this weekend's annual Haliwa-Saponi Powwow, the largest and longest running such event in North Carolina.

The powwow,…


Work on Event Center nears completion date

April 22, 2018 - 28 minutes ago

A portion of the event floor was filled with chairs positioned in front of a stage.

It was a large display, as space arranged for those who played a part in the realization of the Rocky Mount Event Center as they spoke on Friday afternoon ahead of a limited tour.

The size of the center is immense,…


No clues to escapee’s morbid fate

April 22, 2018 - 28 minutes ago

WINSOR — Questions linger in the two-year-old case of a beheaded jail escapee.

Kelvin Singleton, 26, was found decapitated in the rural community of Merry Hill on April 7, 2016. His story is just one of dozens of missing person cases, unidentified bodies and unsolved murders in Eastern North…


Sports Complex preps for tournament season

April 22, 2018 - 28 minutes ago

The whiteboard inside Lynn Driver’s office is full.

It filled up fast with ideas and tasks that came to mind, then put into words.

Driver became the supervisor for the Rocky Mount Sports Complex in July 2017, and over the next several months that list would grow. Some items were completed and…