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March 25, 2017 - 5 minutes ago

Gov. Roy Cooper signed a state proclamation Friday at Rocky Mount Mills with a pen in one hand and a beer in the other.

In town to kick off Beer Month, Cooper said having a few brews with his hometown friends was one of the most enjoyable days he's had since taking office.

“It's great to…


Authorities search for suspect in bank robbery

March 25, 2017 - 5 minutes ago

Authorities continue to search for a gunman who robbed a bank Friday in Red Oak.

Nash County deputies, N.C. Highway Patrol troopers and N.C. Forestry Service officials responded to a report of an armed robbery at 11:28 a.m. at the Southern Bank on 8315 Red Oak Blvd. in Red Oak. Law enforcement…


Residents meet employers at job fair

March 25, 2017 - 5 minutes ago

TARBORO — More than 100 local residents came out Friday to talk to several employers looking to fill available positions at Edgecombe Community College’s annual job fair at the Fleming Building Auditorum at the college’s Tarboro campus.

The job fair featured more than 30 employers,…


Service group works to refurbish houses

March 25, 2017 - 5 minutes ago

Two downtown Rocky Mount areas are getting a face lift thanks to a nationally-known service organization.

AmericCorps National Civilian Community Corps Team Delta 5 is working in Rocky Mount to beautify Southeast Rocky Mount and the Villa Place historic district. The team arrived in the city on…