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April 29, 2016

A senior bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was the keynote speaker Thursday at the 16th annual Wright’s Center Gala Celebration.

Bishop George Edward Battle Jr., a Rocky Mount native, is the presiding prelate of the Piedmont Episcopal District of the A....


Summit focuses on local economy

April 29, 2016

NASHVILLE — Government officials and business leaders from the Twin Counties filled Nathan Hall at Rose Hill on Thursday morning to hear about potential economic opportunities in the struggling local economy and an update on the revitalization of downtown Rocky Mount....


City receives tree awards

April 29, 2016

Nash County Ranger Bill Lewis of the N.C. Forest Service presented the city of Rocky Mount with the Tree City USA and Tree Line USA awards during the City Council meeting on April 25.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the...


Task force busts suspected heroin trafficker

April 29, 2016

The Tar River Regional Task Force put a suspected heroin trafficker behind bars Wednesday.

Monseque Harper, 29, of the 1000 block of Lafayette Avenue in Rocky Mount, was charged with five counts of trafficking in opium/heroin/opiates, two counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place...