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December 13, 2018

Christmas helpers were hard at work Wednesday morning at the Salvation Army Community Center loading large bags of toys and gifts into the cars of parents and guardians.

The distribution of toys and bicycles was the culmination of this year’s Angel Tree project. Maj. David Phelps, director of…


City names interim police chief

December 13, 2018

A longtime police officer has been tapped to serve as interim chief of the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Capt. George Robinson will begin the job as the city's top cop on Jan. 2.

The announcement was made Wednesday night at the regular meeting of the Rocky Mount City Council following a…


Police capture robbery suspect

December 13, 2018

Rocky Mount police nabbed a robbery suspect Tuesday, catching him with the cash in the process.

Police responded to a call concerning a robbery about 5:39 p.m. on Tuesday at the Dollar General on the 500 block of East Raleigh Boulevard. The cashier said a man jumped over the counter, grabbed cash…


Chamber summit examines local economy

December 13, 2018

NASHVILLE — A roomful of business and community leaders and local officials from across the Twin Counties came out for the 2018 Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce's Economic Summit on Wednesday at the Rose Hill Conference Center.

The summit consisted of Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle…