March 17, 2018

A Rocky Mount police officer recently was commended for his quick thinking on the job that saved a man from a burning vehicle.

Senior Police Officer William Locke, who works in the patrol services division of the Rocky Mount Police Department, was awarded with the city of Rocky Mount’s…

Tire maker hikes investment

March 17, 2018

The largest manufacturing investment in rural North Carolina coming to the Twin Counties is likely to be even larger than anticipated and will break ground soon, according to local economic development officials.

Norris Tolson, CEO and president of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, was the guest…

Local woman celebrates 100th birthday

March 17, 2018

Geneva Hines Smith turned 100 years old on March 6.

An elaborate celebration was sponsored by her children on March 10 at the DoubleTree hotel. Eloquent colors of white and gold graced her as she was ushered in the banquet room by her son, Henry. Family and friends from far and near stood in awe…

City Lake takes on green hue

March 16, 2018

With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, the color green is on the mind of a lot of folks — but Rocky Mount residents said they were surprised to find much of City Lake has turned an emerald hue.

Algae, not a Leprechaun, is responsible for the greening, according to city officials. But…