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August 30, 2016 - 58 minutes ago

Students in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools began the new school year Monday with fresh faces, new backpacks and high hopes for the coming year.

Quantay James Hollenback, 6, came to Fairview Elementary School on Monday with his mother and his 4-year-old brother Quamari, who was starting school for…


Officials stress driving safety for holiday weekend

August 30, 2016 - 58 minutes ago

State and local authorities are urging motorists to slow down and be careful during Labor Day weekend.

“Use common sense,” said Rocky Mount Police Cpl. Mike Lewis. “Obey traffic rules, be patient and slow down to reduce tension on the highway.”

While traveling for Labor Day,…


PNC plans security upgrades for ATMs

August 30, 2016 - 58 minutes ago

One of the largest banks in the United States with several branches in Rocky Mount has taken another initiative to protect local customers from potential scams.

Ken Justice, PNC senior vice president and ATM executive, said PNC Bank is enhancing its ATM security with upgrades enabling ATMs to read…


Girl Scout earns Gold Award

August 30, 2016 - 58 minutes ago

Grace Warner of Rocky Mount recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.

For her Gold Award project, Pick, Taste and Learn Garden at Down East Partnership for Children, Warner helped lower-income households in her community access healthy foods by…