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April 20, 2019

After being rained out Friday, the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe is pushing forward with its annual powwow today in Hollister.

The 54th annual event continues through 6 p.m. Sunday. More than 500 dancers are attending, representing around 50 tribes. The annual powwow marks the tribe’s…


Storm knocks down trees, power lines

April 20, 2019

A possible tornado hit the Twin Counties late Friday during a raucous thunderstorm that left a demolished mobile home, downed trees and power outages in its wake, according to local officials and the National Weather Service.

Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson said while property was damaged,…


Councilman backs housing over parking

April 20, 2019

Rocky Mount Councilman Reuben Blackwell said he supports housing development on Tarboro Street and if he misspoke about knowledge of parking plans at the site, he's only human.

Blackwell said in a meeting last week that he was unaware of plans to break a proposed agreement with Edgecombe Community…


Grant to aid Parkinson’s patients

April 20, 2019

Nash UNC Health Care is expanding its range of treatments for Parkinson’s disease after receiving its third community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Elaine Weisner, a physical therapist and the clinical coordinator of rehabilitation services at Nash Day Hospital, announced the…