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April 25, 2019

With the turning of dirt Wednesday afternoon at N.C. Wesleyan College, Gov. Roy Cooper and fellow officials ceremonially began construction of the future CSX intermodal rail facility along U.S. 301.

Cooper told the gathering he and his team are not going to be content with one such event.

U.S. Rep.…


United Way honors supporters

April 25, 2019

The United Way Tar River Region celebrated with community partners and contributors on Wednesday during the 12th annual Community Champions’ Luncheon at the Dunn Center at N.C. Wesleyan College.

Dr. Haywood Parker, president and chairman of the United Way Tar River Board of Directors,…


Local group spends night aboard historic warship

April 25, 2019

American Heritage Girls and Trail Life USA Troop NC-0834 recently walked in the steps of country's heroes while participating in the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum's camping program aboard the historic World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Charleston Harbor.

During the trip, the…


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.…