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March 25, 2019

Almost every Monday morning for nearly a year, Katie Moss has stopped by the Danny Talbott Cancer Center to deliver three fresh flower arrangements to brighten up the spaces used by patients dealing with cancer.

Moss, a senior at Rocky Mount High School, lost her grandfather to cancer and…


City bids farewell to fire chief

March 25, 2019

Retirement is bittersweet for Rocky Mount Fire Chief Mike Varnell.

The city threw Varnell a big farewell party Thursday attended by colleagues and old friends like former City Manager Charles Penny and Assistant City Manager Tasha Logan Ford.

But the fanfare was over Friday morning as Varnell sat…


Scouting leader looks to boost membership

March 25, 2019

Nathan Broce is quick to speak about the effect the Boy Scouts had on him when he was growing up in West Virginia.

“Scouting made me the person I am today,” said Broce, 29.

Broce became an Eagle Scout and his parents held many different volunteer positions with the Boy Scouts in the…


Team Impact delivers message of hope

March 25, 2019

An estimated 5,000 school-age youth in the Edgecombe and Nash county area heard a message of hope and saw a display of brute strength last week when West Edgecombe Baptist Church brought Team Impact's program to the community.

The five-day visit by the Coppell, Texas-based evangelistic team is the…