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March 01, 2017 - 2 minutes ago

Four area students recently were awarded prominent scholarships to attend NC Carolina Wesleyan in the fall.

Will Plyler, a homeschool student from Rocky Mount, was awarded the John and Charles Wesley Heritage Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship is the highest honor available to freshmen…


Local JCPenney unlikely to be closed

February 28, 2017

The JCPenney in Golden East Crossing mall appears to be one of the company’s stores that will be saved after recent reports of the longtime department store chain’s plans to close up to 140 stores.

Reports said JCPenney will be offering buyouts to 6,000 workers as the retail…


International Festival to celebrate diversity

February 28, 2017

The city of Rocky Mount will celebrate diversity by hosting the 28th annual International Festival of Cultures from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Nash Community College’s Brown Auditorium.

The event, which originally was conceived by the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, will…


Police bust suspected pot dealer

February 28, 2017

A Rocky Mount man is scheduled to face a judge today on various drug charges after being arrested Saturday by Rocky Mount police during a domestic violence investigation.

Officers responded to a domestic violence report at 5:02 p.m. on the 800 block of Star Street. As they were investigating,…