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January 19, 2019

Betsy Strandberg is being remembered as a can-do person in Rocky Mount who took charge of her husband's company after his untimely death and as the first woman to serve in key local civic positions — yet also as someone who enjoyed life outside the business world.

"She was not necessarily a…


City official’s misstep costs taxpayers $182K

January 19, 2019

Rocky Mount's community and business development director dropped the ball on federal funding for a housing project last year, leaving city taxpayers to foot a $182,000 bill.

Landis Faulcon didn't follow up with necessary paperwork needed to secure federal funding for the construction of eight…


City official still lives out of state

January 18, 2019

Rocky Mount downtown revitalization has taken a nose dive under a community and business development director who still lives in Virginia a year after being hired, a possible violation of city policy.

Landis Faulcon took the reins in January 2018 of the newly-created Department of Community and…


Sisters open new clothing stores

January 18, 2019

TARBORO — Two sisters are in the fashion business in side-by-side locations along North Main Street in downtown Tarboro.

Thomasine Whitehead, 49, operates Imagine Dis, while Zina Moore, 53, operates Imagine Dat. 

Whitehead said she caters more toward young people and said Moore caters to…