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January 15, 2017

Gold Rock on Friday night: A woman in a short skirt and stilted footwear stands outside a motel room; two cars are parked next to each other, the drivers exchanging items too small to identify; a shadowy figure moves between buildings in a dimly-lit parking lot.

Once an oasis for travelers on…


Area stores see rise in holiday sales

January 15, 2017

Some locally-owned retail businesses in the Twin Counties got what they wished for during the Christmas holiday shopping season in terms of sales.

Teri Turner has owned Lilly & Lane Boutique at the Westridge Shopping Center for nearly four years. The store offers such things as ladies clothing,…


Winter storm causes few traffic wrecks

January 15, 2017

Old man winter made his annual visit to North Carolina last weekend, and while he caused travel troubles statewide, drivers in the Twin Counties took advantage of the chance to stay indoors.

Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis said between Jan. 7 and Jan. 10, the police department responded to 40…


New semester in full swing at ECC

January 15, 2017

A new semester is in full swing at Edgecombe Community College following a wintry weekend of snow and ice that closed the college for two of the first three days of spring classes.

Classes began Jan. 6, but the college was closed Jan. 9 and Jan. 10 due to hazardous road conditions.

“We are…