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November 12, 2019

The Veterans Day ceremony on Monday morning at Jack Laughery Park included a moment to recognize those in attendance who served in World War II.

One of those who did his part in the successful Allied effort to defeat the Axis powers was Charles Johnson, 98.

Of Veterans Day, Johnson told the…


Appearance woes plague U.S. 64

November 12, 2019

The Twin Counties signature east-west highway is looking a bit ragged in places these days.

Motorists driving on U.S. 64 are using a major thoroughfare where more than a few signs are either damaged or missing.

And more than a few other signs are dirty, listing to one side or are so old they do not…


Local fraternity to honor city manager

November 12, 2019

Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney is going to receive a 2019 Citizen of the Year award from the local chapter of a fraternity.

During Monday’s City Council meeting, Small-Toney, in her community update, told the council and the audience she is going to be presented the honor at 9…


Crunch Day promotes healthy eating

November 12, 2019

Across the state, students and teachers across the state recently crunched into apples grown in the North Carolina mountains in celebration of N.C. Crunch Day and Farm to School Month.

The Crunch Day promotes healthy eating and celebrates North Carolina agriculture.

Stocks Elementary School…