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February 28, 2017 - 56 minutes ago

The JCPenney in Golden East Crossing mall appears to be one of the company’s stores that will be saved after recent reports of the longtime department store chain’s plans to close up to 140 stores.

Reports said JCPenney will be offering buyouts to 6,000 workers as the retail…


International Festival to celebrate diversity

February 28, 2017 - 56 minutes ago

The city of Rocky Mount will celebrate diversity by hosting the 28th annual International Festival of Cultures from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Nash Community College’s Brown Auditorium.

The event, which originally was conceived by the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, will…


Police bust suspected pot dealer

February 28, 2017 - 56 minutes ago

A Rocky Mount man is scheduled to face a judge today on various drug charges after being arrested Saturday by Rocky Mount police during a domestic violence investigation.

Officers responded to a domestic violence report at 5:02 p.m. on the 800 block of Star Street. As they were investigating,…


Cadets complete Basic Law Enforcement Training at ECC

February 28, 2017 - 56 minutes ago

Thirteen cadets recently became graduates of Edgecombe Community College’s third Basic Academy for Basic Law Enforcement Training.

The graduation ceremony held Feb. 21 featured comments by Payton Owens, platoon leader who completed the program with top academic honors. Squad leaders Alicia…