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July 20, 2019

Fifty years ago today man first touched the moon, and the effect of the lunar landing has echoed through the decades since.

Some folks in the Twin Counties reflected this week on the effect that man’s mission to the moon has had on their lives.

John Todd is one of the leaders of the Tar River…


Gunman robs dollar store in Pinetops

July 20, 2019

The Pinetops Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding a man who, while allegedly brandishing a firearm, held up the Dollar General store in the 300 block of East Hamlet Street.

Police said the robber entered the store at about 10:46 p.m. on Thursday, demanded money from the…


ECC students win gold at Skills USA nationals

July 20, 2019

For the fourth year in a row, Edgecombe Community College students brought home gold from the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held last week in Louisville, Kentucky.

The conference is the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades. The highlight of the conference was the…


Pilot wins cross-country airplane race

July 19, 2019

When one hears or sees the name Bulluck in the Rocky Mount area, the local Chevrolet dealership family immediately comes to mind.

One of the family members, Corbi Bulluck, is an aviator. Make that now a national award-winning aviator.

Bulluck, who once was a regional commercial airline pilot and a…