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August 18, 2017

The United Way Tar River Region is again looking for community support in raising money to help the less fortunate in the Twin Counties.

Several local people from different sectors in the community came out to help the agency kick off its 2017 fundraising campaign Thursday at Nash Community…


Mayor appeals for calm in monument debate

August 18, 2017

Mayor David Combs is calling for cooler heads in the escalating debate over the fate of a controversial Confederate monument at Battle Park.

Combs said he wants to avoid the violence that occurred over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va., where white supremacists clashed with counter-protesters…


Truck stop to locate in Gold Rock as crime crackdown continues

August 18, 2017

The Gold Rock Inn on Interstate 95 will be demolished at the end of the year to make way for a large, upscale truck stop just in time for the arrival of CSX's major train-to-truck terminal.

That's the word coming out of a meeting this week between state and local officials to discuss the fate of…


Vidant Edgecombe Hospital awards grants to community groups

August 18, 2017

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital recently hosted its 12th annual Community Benefit Grants Reception, disbursing a total of $109,000 to 10 local community agencies.

Vidant Health’s commitment to improving the health and well-being of Eastern North Carolina includes helping people take better care of…