November 24, 2017

With the big-box retailers being the focus on Black Friday, people looking to shop for more deals during the biggest shopping weekend of the year can also take advantage of them at local independent stores.

Several businesses in the Twin Counties will participate in the annual Small Business…

Loose leaf collection continues across city

November 24, 2017

Break out the rakes, the city of Rocky Mount is collecting loose leaves through mid-December.

During the popular annual program, crews collect leaves and pine straw every other week on designated north and south routes, said Jonathan Boone, the city's director of Public Works and Water Resources.…

Groups share Thanksgiving bounty

November 23, 2017

Nearly 300 local residents were given a couple of turkeys, canned food and other side items Tuesday as part of the Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP’s annual Thanksgiving giveway.

The event was co-sponsored by the Opportunities Industrialization Center and the Pan-Hellenic Council, which is a…

Worker killed at coal ash dumpsite

November 23, 2017

A coal ash dumpsite undergoing environmental remediation in northeastern Nash County has been closed during a federal and state investigation into a worker’s death earlier this week.

Gary Sigmon, 48, of Lincoln County, died Monday after being run over by a bulldozer at the Swift Creek Coal…