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October 17, 2018

With the Rocky Mount Event Center a week away from its scheduled opening date, another locally owned small business recently opened up with the hope of being a part of the revitalization of downtown Rocky Mount.

Sisters Tiffany Grant-Lane and Requita Williams have started a family business as co-…


Three charged with heroin trafficking

October 17, 2018

The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office continued its crackdown on heroin trafficking with three recent arrests.

Christopher Holland and Amy Lynn Utley, both 32 and of Bailey, were charged with two counts each of trafficking heroin and each given $250,000 bonds.

Antoine Staton, 31, of Rocky Mount,…


NCC to host career open house

October 17, 2018

Nash Community College in partnership with Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will host a “Career in a Year” Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23.

The event will highlight programs of study offered through the college’s Continuing Education department that can be completed…


Teen paints mural for local business

October 16, 2018

A once-empty building on Sunset Avenue has probably caught the attention of passing motorists.

That’s because of a mural being painted by a local high school student.

Lorah Beth Currin, 16, a junior at Faith Christian School, has been hard at work for the past few weeks painting several…