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November 21, 2018

The city of Rocky Mount hosted a Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Regional full-scale drill Tuesday in downtown Rocky Mount around the Rocky Mount Event Center to be better prepared in case a serious chemical leak occurs in the area.

The planning group included members of the Rocky…


Cooper visits new call center

November 21, 2018

The State Employees’ Credit Union is bringing 160 jobs to Rocky Mount with its Member Services Support Center.

Gov. Roy Cooper, speaking Tuesday at the call center's grand opening, said it was great to be home in Nash County.

“One hundred and sixty good-paying jobs — that's good,…


HopFly Brewing marks one-year anniversary

November 21, 2018

HopFly Brew­ing Co. cel­e­brated its first year of busi­ness suc­cess dur­ing an an­niver­sary party Satur­day at the Brew­ery In­cu­ba­tor on the cam­pus of Rocky Mount Mills.

“We had an amazing turn out and a good celebration of our…


Longtime ECC trustee honored

November 21, 2018

Jessie M. Jones, a 37-year member of the Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees, stepped down from her position on the board earlier this year.

College trustees and employees paid tribute to her during a recent board meeting. Jones, a retired educator, was lauded for her leadership on the…