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December 10, 2018

Current road conditions and the threat of black ice are causing some events tonight and tomorrow to be canceled or postponed.

The city of Rocky Mount is postponing today’s Committee of the Whole meeting and the regular council meeting. A new date will be announced later this week.…


Winter storm pummels area

December 10, 2018

Winter Storm Diego packed a punch to the Twin Counties with portions of Nash County getting up to 8 inches of snow.

Most schools in the area have announced closings and some events scheduled for today have been canceled.

City Hall and all other municipal facilities will open late at 10 a.m. Monday.…


Rocky Mount native, media personality, dies at 89

December 10, 2018

Samuel William Bland Jr., born April 14, 1929, in Rocky Mount, died Nov. 9 in Harrisonburg, Va.

He was born the son of Samuel W. Bland Sr. and Pearl Whitfield Bland and was a graduate of Rocky Mount Senior High School.

He assisted his family with the grocery store they owned, worked with the…


Snowstorm prompts school closures

December 09, 2018

Winter weather has hit the Twin Counties hard, bringing as much as 8 inches of snow to some areas and causing power outages to more than 1,000 customers in Rocky Mount.

Rocky Mount utility customers should call 252-467-4800 to report outages, downed lines or trees on lines.

Most schools in the…