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July 20, 2017 - 21 minutes ago

Children at Braswell Memorial Library were entertained on Wednesday by a fresh rendition of the age-old story of “The Three Little Pigs” as written and performed by the South Carolina-based Porkchop Productions.

This adaptation focused on the story of Stanley the Pig and Ralphie…


Longtime city manager leaves lasting legacy

July 20, 2017 - 21 minutes ago

A longtime former city manager of Rocky Mount was recently laid to rest.

William “Bill” Hill Batchelor, 86, died on July 12 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Batchelor, a graduate of Rocky Mount High School in 1947 and N.C. State University in 1953 with a degree in civil engineering and…


Holiday effort pays off for state troopers

July 20, 2017 - 21 minutes ago

Recently released statistics from the N.C. Highway Patrol’s annual Operation Firecracker initiative are proving people paid attention to the law during the Independence Day weekend.

The information shows that no fatalities or serious injuries were reported in any wrecks in the…


Scout builds walking track for medical clinic

July 20, 2017 - 21 minutes ago

Eagle Scout candidate Nicholas Jordan Andrews completed a new Vidant Family Medicine-Pinetops walking track earlier this year that has since proved to be popular with the clinic staff, patients and families and community as a whole.

The total project involved screening and laying a 1/8 mile walking…