September 15, 2019

Twenty years have passed since Hurricane Floyd targeted the Twin Counties, but long-time residents will remember Sept. 16, 1999, as the Day the 500-Year Flood Came.

For on that day and far into the night and the next day, it rained. And rained. And rained. Not gentle rains or steady downpours. It…

Ambassadors aid Chamber efforts

September 15, 2019

The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few good men and women to serve as Chamber Ambassadors in the local community.

Desiree Dolberry, marketing coordinator for the Chamber, said the volunteer ambassadors serve as liaisons between the Chamber and its members, as well as…

Columnist warns against polarization

September 15, 2019

A statewide political columnist told the Twin Counties chief business and civic group that working to make the legislative process better in the midst of contempt, hysteria at election time and ideological polarization includes not just elected officials — but citizens, too.

John Hood,…

Downtown to host BBQ Throw Down

September 14, 2019

Downtown Rocky Mount will become the center of food and fun during the 12th annual Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down on Oct. 11-12.

The Throw Down has been a staple of the fall in downtown Rocky Mount during the past 11 years, and this year’s event will prove to be no different. From 5-8 p.m.…