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September 19, 2017 - 15 minutes ago

Several national retailers are looking to come to Rocky Mount within the next few years.

Alan Matthews, director of economic development for the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the city of Rocky Mount, said Jimmy John’s, Panera Bread, Starbucks, DQ Grill and Chill,…


Man charged with statutory rape

September 19, 2017 - 15 minutes ago

An Edgecombe County man was arrested Monday on statutory rape charges following a search for a runaway juvenile.

Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and Tarboro Police Department responded to a report of a runaway child early Monday morning at a house on Kathryn Lane. Police and deputies found…


Community developer to speak at Peacemakers banquet

September 19, 2017 - 15 minutes ago

Peacemakers of Rocky Mount will host its annual Hope Banquet fundraiser at 7 p.m. Oct. 5. at Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.

“This will be an incredible evening as we come together to celebrate the great things God is doing in South Rocky Mount through Peacemakers and look forward to…


Homicide suspect commits suicide, deputies say

September 18, 2017

The man accused of killing Brian Scott Keen Jr. Sunday night in Nash County is dead.

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office on Monday said law enforcement officers found Stell dead in “an undisclosed cemetery in Halifax County.” A news release said Stell died as a result of suicide, but…