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December 19, 2018

After a year of being closed, the Sunset Avenue bridge over Wesleyan Boulevard is open to traffic.

“Great news in Rocky Mount: Today, our contractor has opened to traffic the new Sunset Avenue bridge over Wesleyan Boulevard,” said Andrew Barksdale, public relations officer for N.C.…


Four seek open board seat

December 19, 2018

The husband of a recently elected state House member is seeking her former position on the Nash County Board of Commissioners.

Commissioner Lisa Barnes is set to begin her first term in the General Assembly in January after defeating the Democratic incumbent in House District 7, which includes…


Kids learn financial literacy at NCC

December 19, 2018

Communities in Schools recently held its annual Financial Literacy Retreat for seventh graders in the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College.

Community volunteers, Communities in Schools staff and Nash Community College students led the middle school students through their exploration of…


Downtown art center nears opening

December 18, 2018

A building in downtown Rocky Mount devoted mostly for artists to showcase their creativity is close to opening.

The Bel Air Arts Center, formerly the longtime Bel Air Artisans Center at 115 S. Church St., will open to the public in January, according to Jessica Hicks, co-owner of the Bel Air Arts…