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February 23, 2017 - 23 minutes ago

PINETOPS — Lots of folks may think their house is a zoo, but that’s literally true for one Edgecombe County family.

Just off N.C. 42 in Pinetops, Jerry and Bobbie Jo Abrams live with exotic animals and operate a menagerie with dozens of exhibits. Their unusual lifestyle, becoming…


NCC welding alumnus honored for leadership

February 23, 2017 - 32 minutes ago

Nash Community College Class of 2009 alumnus Rusty Pace of Franklinton recently was honored with the President’s Leadership Award at Vance-Granville Community College.

Pace serves as head of Vance-Granville’s Welding Technology program. Vance-Granville Community…


Pharmacy buys medical supply firm

February 22, 2017

A longtime pharmacy recently acquired a local health care supply store in Rocky Mount.

Almand’s Drug Stores, which is celebrating 75 years of operations this year, has expanded business within the health care industry. Richard Kos, co-owner of Almand’s Drug Stores and a certified…


New leader tapped for women's shelter

February 22, 2017

A familiar face at a local domestic violence shelter is taking the reins of the center’s daily operations.

Emily Lemus was set to be introduced as the new executive director of My Sister’s House during a meet-and-greet event at the center Tuesday night. Lemus was chosen from an…