June 26, 2017

Caroline Forrester and Rodolfo Salazar Jr. each were recently awarded $1,500 scholarships from the Rocky Mount Evening Optimist Club.

Open to high school seniors throughout the Twin Counties, the awards are presented to students who are determined through an essay to best represent the tenets…

Two vehicles crash at intersection

June 26, 2017

A mid-day wreck Monday in Rocky Mount sent two people to the hospital.

The Rocky Mount Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle collision at 11:40 a.m. at the intersection of Zebulon Road and Buck Leonard Boulevard. Firefighters were assisted by Nash Emergency Medical Services and Rocky…

Program provides meals to kids

June 26, 2017

Though summer may mean a break from school for most kids, for many children in the Twin Counties, it also means a less-welcome break from a reliable food source.

In Edgecombe County alone, more than 5,500 children depend on the schools to provide free breakfast and lunch each weekday. Without this…

Spring Hope firm bets on hemp

June 25, 2017

A Spring Hope hemp plant is continuing its efforts to make hemp the next cash crop for local farmers.

Industrial Hemp Manufacturing on N.C. 581 in Spring Hope, a subsidiary of Hemp Inc, recently announced its farming associates, who are licensed by the N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission, have…