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July 29, 2016

RALEIGH — A federal appeals court on Friday blocked a North Carolina law that required voters to produce photo identification and follow other rules disproportionately affecting minorities, finding that the law was intended to make it harder for blacks to vote in the presidential battleground…


Kids bond with cops at sports camps

July 29, 2016

The Rocky Mount Police Department and Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation joined forces with some of the city’s youngest residents Thursday for a pair of summer camps.

The Badges for Basketball camp made its debut Thursday morning at Englewood Elementary School. It was one of two events being…


Open houses showcase new rail terminal

July 29, 2016

Twin Counties residents packed back-to-back venues this week to learn about a new trains-to-trucks terminal planned for Rocky Mount.

Two dozen railroad executives and representatives traveled from CSX corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., to meet with residents Thursday at Brown Auditorium…


LifeCare Hospitals honor law enforcement officers

July 29, 2016

LifeCare Hospitals of North Carolina hosted a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Tuesday.

LifeCare staff served lunch to more than 60 members of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office and the Rocky Mount Police Department. Each officer also was presented with a bag of goodies to help them…