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January 20, 2019

The director of the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport said the condition of the runway, on a scale of one to 10 — with 10 being the worst situation — is an eight right now.

"It's that bad," Dion Viventi said in an interview in the airport's lobby late last week, moments before he went…


City manager’s office remodeling irks council

January 20, 2019

Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney is remodeling her office suite without the knowledge of City Council.

The situation mirrors circumstances six years ago in Savannah, Ga., where Small-Toney was forced to resign.

City staff claim the work is due to mold, but the contractor doing the…


Park semifinalists named

January 20, 2019

Five outstanding young women in the Twin Counties have been named as Park Scholarship semifinalists for the Class of 2023.

Two seniors hail from Rocky Mount High School, two from Rocky Mount Academy and one from Edgecombe County Early College High School.

Madeline Ashton Dalsimer, the daughter of…


Coach raises funds for championship rings

January 20, 2019

Tarboro High School Head Football Coach Jeff Craddock has embarked on a mission to raise money for championship rings for his team — for the second year in a row.

The Vikings earned their second consecutive 1-AA title in December when they claimed victory over East Surrey at N.C.…