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May 26, 2017

Local resident Renee Sessoms was curious about the products she was putting on her skin and in her hair.

That interest eventually led her to start her own skin care line and also sell natural hair products, which Sessoms has been doing for the past five years under the name Sereniti Bath Body and…


Council hires first female city manager

May 26, 2017

Rocky Mount's first female city manager will start the job with a polished pedigree and some baggage.

Rochelle D. Small-Toney will go to work for the city July 2 with a starting annual salary of $175,000 plus benefits.

Small-Toney, a Wilmington native, most recently worked as deputy city manager…


Large crowd turns out to support United Way

May 26, 2017

More than 900 tickets were sold for the first-time Sunday Supper at the Mills fundraising event hosted by the United Way Tar River Region.

Ginny Mohrbutter, executive director of the United Way Tar River Region, said the large crowd that showed up on the front lawn of the Rocky Mount Mills was a…


Early College High School graduates celebrate

May 26, 2017

A total of 38 Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School students walked the stage and turned their tassels Thursday during the Class of 2017 graduation ceremony at Nash Community College.

A total of 16 students graduated with a high school diploma and an associate degree, while seven of those…