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September 19, 2017

A Rocky Mount teenager has been arrested in connection with a Sept. 12 shooting on Cokey Road.

Rocky Mount police on Tuesday arrested Chrisaun Whitaker, 16, of Rocky Mount in connection with the shooting. They said an investigation into the case led them to identify Whitaker as a chief suspect.…


National retailers eye Rocky Mount market

September 19, 2017

Several national retailers are looking to come to Rocky Mount within the next few years.

Alan Matthews, director of economic development for the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the city of Rocky Mount, said Jimmy John’s, Panera Bread, Starbucks, DQ Grill and Chill,…


Man charged with statutory rape

September 19, 2017

An Edgecombe County man was arrested Monday on statutory rape charges following a search for a runaway juvenile.

Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and Tarboro Police Department responded to a report of a runaway child early Monday morning at a house on Kathryn Lane. Police and deputies found…


Community developer to speak at Peacemakers banquet

September 19, 2017

Peacemakers of Rocky Mount will host its annual Hope Banquet fundraiser at 7 p.m. Oct. 5. at Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.

“This will be an incredible evening as we come together to celebrate the great things God is doing in South Rocky Mount through Peacemakers and look forward to…