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August 17, 2017

A former Twin Counties resident has offered to help pay for the removal of a controversial Confederate monument at Battle Park.

Gene Pittman lived in Rocky Mount as an infant and grew up in Whitakers. He now lives in Minneapolis. He said he wants to see the monument taken down, especially after the…


Store offers baby chicks for sale

August 17, 2017

A retail chain is giving local people an opportunity to add to their flock of chickens.

The Rocky Mount Tractor Supply Co. is hosting Fall Chick Days through Sept. 24. This is the first year the company is offering chick sales in the fall. Tractor Supply Co. decided to sell baby chicks to raise in…


Accused sex offenders to appear in court

August 17, 2017

Three Nash County men are scheduled to appear today in separate cases involving alleged sex offenses.

William Junior Rigsbee, 68, of Nashville is scheduled to appear today in N.C. District Court in Nashville on charges of first-degree sex offense, indecent liberties with a child and rape/sex act…


Police probe series of break-ins

August 17, 2017

Rocky Mount police are looking for suspects in a pair of home break-ins that happened over a two-day span.

Police responded to the first home break-in at 10:26 p.m. Monday at a house on the 900 block of West Haven Boulevard. They said the homeowner was not home when the break-in occurred.

According…