June 17, 2019

Local dads for a day gave dozens of local kids an experience to remember Saturday as they participated in the sixth annual "Real Men Kook for Kids" event at Sunset Park.

The men not only held a cookout for roughly 60 kids ages 5 to 18, they also played games ranging from corn hole competitions to…

Local playwright honored for work

June 17, 2019

A local playwright is the recipient of a prestigious international award for political plays.

Marilynn Barner Anselmi's play "Mitigating Damages" has been picked as a winner in the 2019 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Playwriting Contest.

The global contest recognizes plays focusing on political…

Twins born early receive special care

June 17, 2019


Thirty-two was the magic number for Marlo and Garrett Williams.

In September 2017, before their twins were born, Marlo Williams said she and her husband had been praying that she could carry them for at least 32 weeks, because that was the magic number when her doctors would consider letting…

Fourth candidate seeks Ward 3 seat

June 16, 2019

A longtime community advocate has announced a run for the Ward 3 seat on the Rocky Mount City Council.

Nellene Richardson officially announced her campaign on Saturday at one of her block parties. The event on Old Wilson Road offered a neighborhood pig pickin’ and hotdogs, job leads, access…