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January 19, 2017

In just its third year, the Basic Skills Plus program at Edgecombe Community College is making a solid impact.

The program enables students seeking a high school diploma or its equivalent to earn an occupational credential and even work toward college credits at the same time.

Basic Skills Plus,…


Imperial Centre to undergo repairs

January 19, 2017

The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will get a facelift soon thanks to money recently allocated by the Rocky Mount City Council.

The Rocky Mount City Council approved the allocation of $135,000 for repairs and improvements to the facility. The money will go toward a number of items that…


Stoney Creek plaza gains new tenants

January 18, 2017

Things are looking up for the Shoppes at Stoney Creek on Zebulon Road after losing a few of its tenants and being hurt for a couple years by a slowdown in traffic because of nearby road construction.

A new restaurant called the Spicy Pickle Restaurant & Bar is the latest tenant to locate in the…


Officials stress vehicle security measures

January 18, 2017

Getting into a warm car on a cold day is a great thing, but local law enforcement agencies are reminding everyone that they should not take their vehicles’ security for granted — especially in cold temperatures.

Rocky Mount police Cpl. Brad Summerlin said the Rocky Mount Police…