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May 26, 2019

Ultimate Backyard Warrior is bigger than ever this year and today all Twin Counties students can participate for free.

The physically challenging, fun-to-watch obstacle course competition swings into its second day on Church Street in Rocky Mount. The event has attracted hundreds of spectators and…


City puts focus on downtown incentives

May 26, 2019

Rocky Mount has an aging downtown and many neglected buildings, but a city official is quick to point out the municipal government has financial incentives to help stimulate rehabilitation efforts.

City Business Development Director Kevin Harris spoke about three such programs in place at a…


Man brings old building back to life

May 25, 2019

A former local resident is working to renovate a more than century-old two-story building in downtown Rocky Mount.

Zack Poll, 33, since 2013has  been engaged in his project, which is at 234 S.W. Main St.

Poll said his plan is for the bottom part of the structure to be open for commercial use…


Parker Middle student honored for achievement

May 25, 2019

At the end of the 2017-18 school year, the Moore family, the matriarch of whom was Christanna Dancy Moore, decided to give something very extraordinary back to the Rocky Mount community.

After formally establishing and naming it a few weeks earlier, James Moore presented the inaugural Jimmy Jones…