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August 27, 2016 - 16 minutes ago

Dozens of Rocky Mount residents came out Thursday night along with local law enforcement officers to take part in TeamRockyMount's inaugural community event.

The fledgling community outreach organization held a Hands Out event at the Impact Center at Word Tabernacle Church. The association's first…


Candidate begins campaigning

August 27, 2016 - 16 minutes ago

The Republican candidate for N.C. Treasurer was in the Twin Counties recently to attend a private fundraiser and talk shop.

“The issues we face are not about east or west, black or white, Republican or Democrat — they are about mathematics,” said Dale Folwell, a certified public…


Alert: Zika found in Nash

August 26, 2016

Local health officials advise residents practice caution after cases of Zika virus have been confirmed in Nash County.

The cases involve a group of people who recently traveled to a Zika-prone area of the Caribbean and were later confirmed to be infected.

"On a positive note, the cases are travel-…


City fully joins in initiative to target underage drinking

August 26, 2016

Two years ago, North Carolina ABC Chairman Jim Gardner launched a statewide initiative aimed at fighting underage drinking called Talk it Out NC. Now one city in the east can say that it is the first city in the state to fully join the program.

A news conference was held in Rocky Mount Thursday to…