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May 24, 2018

Audiences across the country on Tuesday got a taste of why a small exotic petting zoo in Edgecombe County has become a popular destination for local families.

It’s a Zoo Life, located just off N.C. 42 in Pinetops, debuted its new reality show series on the TLC Network on Tuesday night…


Authorities urge safety over holiday

May 24, 2018

Memorial Day motorists should leave early to give themselves enough time to arrive alive, local and state authorities said.

“Be aware of your environment, check blind spots and slow down,” said Cpl. Brad Summerlin of the Rocky Mount Police Department.

The State Highway Patrol is…


Convicted murderer to be paroled

May 24, 2018

An Edgecombe County man sentenced to life in prison for a murder 23 years ago has been paroled.

Delvin Dickens, 46, was convicted in January 1995 of second-degree murder in the September 1994 shooting death of 18-year-old Keith Andre Walston in Tarboro.

Walston was collateral damage in a botched…


Keep America Beautiful honors volunteers

May 24, 2018

Keep America Beautiful of Nash and Edgecombe Counties continually strives to educate and encourage citizens and groups to assist with cleanup efforts in Rocky Mount and the surrounding area.

In recognition of those efforts, the agency recently held an awards ceremony for several local…