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December 16, 2017

A local credit union bank held a food tasting contest Thursday.

The Coastal Credit Union in Rocky Mount was the venue for the first-time Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Cook-off. The event featured locally-owned restaurants, Spicy Pickle and Washington Street Grille, along with…


City makes strides on affordable housing

December 16, 2017

A groundbreaking Wednesday signaled the construction of eight new affordable homes at a housing complex for seniors in Rocky Mount.

Kelvin Macklin, CEO of the Rocky Mount Housing Authority, said South Eastern North Carolina Community Development Corp. has worked with several agencies to build…


Fire damages home near Castalia

December 16, 2017

A Friday morning blaze at a double-wide mobile home near Castalia destroyed the home’s kitchen and caused extensive heat and smoke damage.

Firefighters from the Castalia Volunteer Fire Department, the Red Oak Fire Department and the Nashville Fire Department responded to the scene at 5861…


Angel Tree toys bound for local children

December 15, 2017

More than 850 children in the Twin Counties will have a wonderful Christmas this year thanks to local residents and the efforts of the Salvation Army of Nash and Edgecombe Counties.

Gifts filled up cars, vans and trucks that were lined up Wednesday at the Salvation Army church on Paul Street and…