June 25, 2017

A Spring Hope hemp plant is continuing its efforts to make hemp the next cash crop for local farmers.

Industrial Hemp Manufacturing on N.C. 581 in Spring Hope, a subsidiary of Hemp Inc, recently announced its farming associates, who are licensed by the N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission, have…

Elks honor Nash County manager

June 25, 2017

Nash County Manager Zee Lamb recently was honored by the Rocky Mount Elks Lodge.

In an annual observance of Flag Day, the local lodge presented Lamb with a U.S. flag at a ceremony held June 15. Officially, Flag Day is celebrated nationally on June 14 annually.

By order of the national…

Police probe string of home break-ins

June 25, 2017

A string of home break-ins involving stolen home furniture and appliances is under investigation by the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Police responded to the first break-in at 10:52 a.m. June 15 at a home under construction on the 4600 block of Lily Walk. They said a stove valued at $500 was taken…

Woman receives honors from state

June 24, 2017

A local nonagenarian recently was inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society for her commitment to serving both the community of Rocky Mount and the state of North Carolina.

The award, which was signed by Gov. Roy Cooper, was presented to Mae Woods Bell, 98, in April at a…