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January 21, 2018

Children came to the Rocky Mount Farmers Market on Saturday in thin jackets or without a coat at all and left with warm coats, gloves and hats, prepared for any future snow day to come.

There were a steady stream of “customers” selecting coats at the first annual Koats for Kids…


Stony Creek adds paid paramedics

January 21, 2018

A once familiar name in local volunteer rescues is returning to paid service.

The Stony Creek Volunteer Rescue Squad staffed a part-time paid crew for the first time in 11 years on Jan. 8. Their shift began at 9 a.m., and they received their first call eight minutes later.

The department's…


Chamber to host Duke Energy chief

January 21, 2018

The person in charge of one of the largest electric power holding companies in North Carolina highlights the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s 114th annual meeting sponsored by the Rocky Mount Mills.

Duke Energy North Carolina President David Fountain, who is also chairman of the N.…


Lottery tickets, cigarettes stolen from store

January 21, 2018

Rocky Mount police are looking for information concerning a break-in at a store Wednesday in which lottery tickets were stolen.

The break-in was discovered about 4:25 a.m. Wednesday at the Bridge Groceries and Grill on the 11100 block of N.C.. 97. Cpl. Mike Lewis of the Rocky Mount Police…