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December 04, 2016

Eastern North Carolina families looking to capture the Christmas Spirit should consider driving through Autumn's Lights, an eight-acre display outside Tarboro filled with millions of bright, colorful and blinking lights.

Saturday night saw the annual Turning on the Lights celebration. Local band…


Retail sales increase across area

December 04, 2016

A positive sign of growth for the local economy was the recent report of increases in retail sales in the Twin Counties.

Alan Matthews, director of business recruitment at the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with city of Rocky Mount, said the N.C. Department of Revenue reported…


Peacemakers to sponsor Christmas Toy Store

December 04, 2016

Peacemakers is holding its second annual Christmas Toy Store on Dec. 9-10.

Last year, through the generosity of individuals and organizations in the Rocky Mount community and the tireless efforts of many volunteers, Peacemakers of Rocky Mount helped 210 families purchase 2,500 toys for their…


Suspect robs store with fake gun

December 04, 2016

A local convenience store was robbed Monday by a suspect wielding a fake gun.

The robbery occurred about 3 p.m. at the Kangaroo Express on the 3600 block of Sunset Avenue. A suspect entered the front door and demanded money using an implied or toy weapon. The suspect then stole cash, 16 cans of…