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April 25, 2017

State and local officials are urging folks in Eastern North Carolina to be extra cautious in the aftermath of a three-day storm that dumped about 6 inches of rain on the Twin Counties.

Due to heavy rain, the Tar River is expected to crest at approximately 9 p.m. The river is expected to crest at 26.…


Rain causes few issues, police say

April 25, 2017

April showers brought lots of rain and wind to the Twin Counties Monday and Tuesday, but few problems for local residents and law enforcement officers.

Mother Nature unleashed a deluge on the Twin Counties, and while the region was hit hard, law enforcement agencies reported more issues with…


Heavy rain deluges area

April 25, 2017

With rain expected to fall for a third day in a row over the Twin Counties, authorities are urging motorists to slow down and drive cautiously.

Thunderstorms will continue into this afternoon with showers tapering off by evening, said Shawna Cokley, a duty forecaster with the National Weather…


City Council approves tax credits for event center

April 25, 2017

The Rocky Mount City Council on Monday approved tax credits that will help pay for the Downtown Community Facility since it includes a wellness clinic.

The historic decision will change Rocky Mount forever, said Councilman Reuben Blackwell, who is also the CEO of the Opportunities Industrialization…