April 30, 2017

Despite days of rain earlier in the week and the threat of a rising river, this year's Relay For Life played out under clear skies this weekend.

Organizers of the cancer-fighting fundraiser were worried about possible flooding, said Liz Craft, one of the event's three chairwomen.

“We were…

Rocky Mount Fair ends its run

April 30, 2017

One of Rocky Mount’s yearly staple attractions is going away this year.

Norman Chambliss III, owner of the Rocky Mount Fair, recently announced the fair will not operate in 2017 and has reached the decision to indefinitely suspend the operation of the annual fall event. Chambliss grew up…

Runners prep for Rocket Mile

April 30, 2017

One of Rocky Mount’s most popular athletic events blasts off for its fifth year next week.

The Rocket Mile returns to the streets on May 7. The one-mile race, which is presented by the Tar River Running Co. and the Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department, begins at 2 p.m. in front of the…

Deltas mark anniversary with service project

April 30, 2017

The Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. recently celebrated 70 years of sisterhood, scholarship and service.

In observance of the anniversary, the chapter teamed up with Vidant Edgecombe Hospital’s Oncology Clinic to provide gifts for recently diagnosed cancer…