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January 18, 2017 - 59 minutes ago

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 - 59 minutes ago

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…


N.C. Wesleyan sets enrollment record

January 18, 2017 - 59 minutes ago

After a strong influx of new students this fall, N.C. Wesleyan College is adding another 50 students this spring, setting a new spring enrollment record for the college of 850.

Wesleyan broke ground on a new 40-room residence hall at year-end to accommodate future undergraduates.

“Our record…


Firefighters battle blaze at vacant house

January 17, 2017

The Rocky Mount Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a house late Monday afternoon in South Rocky Mount.

Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at 4:30 p.m. at a house on the 1200 block of Southwest Main Street. Down East Tires and Auto mechanic…