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May 22, 2017

Kids can get an up-close look at Rocky Mount’s bulldozers, heavy trucks and other city equipment at Wednesday’s Public Works Equipment Show.

The event will give the public an opportunity to understand the types of equipment used to maintain sidewalks, collect solid waste and more. The…


Nashville student receives award for excellence

May 22, 2017

Breanna Joyner-Foreman of Nashville was among the undergraduate students recently honored by Gardner-Webb University for academic excellence and outstanding service and leadership.

Winners of these awards exemplify the university’s core values of faith, service and…


Competitors try to tackle the Tar

May 21, 2017

A relay race that raises money for college scholarships returned to Rocky Mount on Saturday. 

The Rocky Mount Athletic Complex played host to the second annual Tackle The Tar foot race. Presented by the Rocky Mount Rotary Club, it raises money for scholarships at Edgecombe Community…


Avant to headline Juneteenth festival

May 21, 2017

National R&B recording artist Avant is set to headline Rocky Mount's Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival in June.

Avant will be joined by the S.O.S. Band in performing while Frank D. Jackson, an author of books about Juneteenth, will be the keynote speaker. The festival is scheduled for…