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May 21, 2017

A relay race that raises money for college scholarships returned to Rocky Mount on Saturday. 

The Rocky Mount Athletic Complex played host to the second annual Tackle The Tar foot race. Presented by the Rocky Mount Rotary Club, it raises money for scholarships at Edgecombe Community…


Avant to headline Juneteenth festival

May 21, 2017

National R&B recording artist Avant is set to headline Rocky Mount's Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival in June.

Avant will be joined by the S.O.S. Band in performing while Frank D. Jackson, an author of books about Juneteenth, will be the keynote speaker. The festival is scheduled for…


Keep America Beautiful honors volunteers

May 21, 2017

Keep America Beautiful of Nash and Edgecombe Counties recently hosted an awards ceremony recognizing various community groups for their outstanding efforts in meeting the organization’s mission-keeping the Twin Counties cleaner, greener and more livable.

KAB Volunteer of…


Tractor pull heats up small town

May 20, 2017

 PINETOPS — One of Edgecombe County’s smallest towns became one of its largest Friday night during one of the county’s most popular events.

Hundreds of people showed up for the first night of the 41st annual Pinetops 300 presented by the South Edgecombe Volunteer Fire…