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August 24, 2016

An accident involving a truck hauling scrap metal snarled traffic on Winstead Avenue for more than five hours on Wednesday.

The wreck happened early Wednesday morning when a truck driven by Allan Gaskins, 64, of Vanceboro was pulling onto the Winstead Avenue exit ramp off U.S. 64 West. As Gaskins…


Bank opens new business center

August 24, 2016

After nearly nine months of construction, the new three-story Southern Bank’s business center started operations last weekend in downtown Rocky Mount, company officials said.

The new 16,000-square-foot facility is located at the corner of Sunset Avenue and North Church Street. The…


Rock the Mount event has record turnout

August 24, 2016

Tuesday’s Rock the Mount event at N.C. Wesleyan College was aided by great weather and a great vendor turnout.

The Rock the Mount event has been sponsored by Wesleyan College for five years, primarily as an opportunity to connect students with the Rocky Mount community. Local vendors are…


Association welcomes new leader

August 24, 2016

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has played a major role in recent months in upgrades made to Rocky Mount's parks, and another local park will get an upgrade thanks in park to the association this weekend. On Tuesday night, a special ceremony was held in Rocky Mount to welcome the Trust's new…