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July 22, 2017

More than 200 children from across the Twin Counties who are members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region spent Thursday being active and getting introduced to some healthy foods as part of a national day of the organization.

The Boys & Girls Club of America’s Triple Play…


Police nab murder suspect

July 22, 2017

Only a day after a homicide claimed the life of another Rocky Mount man, a suspect has been arrested in the case.

Tracy Lorenzo Askew Jr., 20, of Rocky Mount was arrested Friday afternoon in connection to the shooting death Thursday of Malik Nikee Thomas, 18, of Rocky Mount, according to a press…


Cross-country walk puts focus on veterans’ health care

July 22, 2017

SPRING HOPE — A retired Marine’s cross country journey to raise awareness about the need for better veterans’ health care is making its way through the Twin Counties.

Eddie Gray was in Spring Hope on Friday as part of his walk to raise awareness about veterans’ health…


Relatives gather for 62nd reunion

July 22, 2017

More than 100 family members and friends recently gathered to celebrate and commemorate the 62nd consecutive annual family reunion of the Lewis Family at First Cosmopolitan Baptist Church in Raleigh.

The 2017 reunion was hosted by the Rev. Dr. W.B. Lewis, founding pastor and now pastor…