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July 21, 2019

A Rocky Mount-based bulk hauler of petroleum has signed a deal with a Tennessee-based ethanol trader to haul the grain-based compound that eventually is mixed with gasoline.

Eagle Transport Corp., which is celebrating being in business for half a century, has acquired trucks belonging to and hired…


Area actor, filmmaker to appear at festival

July 21, 2019

A 1998 Tarboro High School graduate will be performing this month in front of thousands of attendees at this year’s National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem.

“Performing at the festival is an extreme honor,” said Jamal Farrar, a modern-day Renaissance man who acts in…


Lunar landing still touches lives

July 20, 2019

Fifty years ago today man first touched the moon, and the effect of the lunar landing has echoed through the decades since.

Some folks in the Twin Counties reflected this week on the effect that man’s mission to the moon has had on their lives.

John Todd is one of the leaders of the Tar River…


Gunman robs dollar store in Pinetops

July 20, 2019

The Pinetops Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding a man who, while allegedly brandishing a firearm, held up the Dollar General store in the 300 block of East Hamlet Street.

Police said the robber entered the store at about 10:46 p.m. on Thursday, demanded money from the…