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December 05, 2016

Rocky Mount was filled with holiday spirit as the annual Christmas Parade rolled, marched, stomped and danced through its downtown streets Sunday.

“I love the clowns, they act so silly,” 10-year-old Janice Barnes said as a group of the painted jokers stopped to dance in front of her on…


Officials urge precautions for holiday season

December 05, 2016

Stores, roads and airways are packed with people this time of year, so the Rocky Mount Police Department is stressing the importance of safety during the holiday season.

Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis reminded residents while they enjoy the season, safety should remain a priority. He urged…


Storm doesn't darken Autumn's Lights

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…