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May 21, 2018 - 13 minutes ago

The historic Bellemonte House Bed and Breakfast on the campus of N.C. Wesleyan College has probably seen a lot of history-making events over the course of its 200-plus years of existence.

But Sunday’s afternoon gathering of supporters to send off local 2018 Distinguished Young Woman of Rocky…


Meeting to focus on Confederate monument

May 21, 2018 - 13 minutes ago

City officials are hosting a meeting Tuesday to discuss the Confederate monument on Falls Road.

Debate over the fate of controversial Confederate monuments exploded last year following violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacists clashed with counter-protesters over…


Tackle the Tar shines bright on rainy day

May 20, 2018

The rain was tepid enough on Saturday morning to allow the more than 600 participants to run, crawl and climb their way through the third annual Tackle the Tar 5K Obstacle Course Race at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex.

And besides, as one runner pointed out, a little bit of rain was never going to…


Silk to headline Juneteenth festival

May 20, 2018

National R&B group Silk and North Carolina's own Sleeping Booty Band will headline Rocky Mount’s two-day Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival in June.

Known for chart-topping hits like “If You (Lovin’ Me),” “Girl U for Me/Lose Control” and other songs,…