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August 15, 2017

Rocky Mount will be one of the few sites where a Matthews-based car wash soon will introduce an added concept to its upcoming North Carolina locations.

Sam’s Xpress Car Wash, with plans to open a new car wash in January on North Wesleyan Boulevard next to the Lidl grocery store,…


Hope Initiative pairs police, hospital

August 15, 2017

The HOPE Initiative, led by the Nashville Police Department, offers access to treatment and support from Coastal Plain Hospital for drug users who are willing to seek help from the police.

In only eight months, the initiative has led to a decrease in the rate of Coastal Plain Hospital patients who…


Critics slam Confederate monument

August 14, 2017

Rocky Mount residents and members of the City Council said it's time to topple a Confederate monument on Falls Road in the wake of tragic events in Virginia involving white supremacists clashing with anti-protesters.

Councilman Reuben Blackwell began Monday night's meeting with a moment of silence…


Two-car wreck snarls morning traffic

August 14, 2017

A vehicle collision backed up traffic for a short time Monday at a busy Rocky Mount intersection.

Rocky Mount firefighters responded to a report of a wreck at 11:07 a.m. at the intersection of the 200 block of Grand Avenue and the 600 block of Atlantic Avenue. Two vehicles — a Honda Accord…