October 20, 2017

NASHVILLE — The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region held its largest fundraiser event Thursday.

The annual Steak & Burger Dinner held at the Rose Hill Conference Center brought local dignitaries, business and community leaders who operate as donors and sponsors for the local…

Boy Scouts honor city councilman

October 20, 2017

A local leader has been recognized for service to the Boy Scouts.

Local lawyer, Eagle Scout and Rocky Mount Councilman Lamont Wiggins is the 2017 recipient of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award for his outstanding involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for…

Ebenezer Baptist Church honors longtime pastor

October 20, 2017

Ebenezer Baptist Church proudly celebrates the Rev. Thomas L. Walker for 50 years in ministry and 47 years as pastor.

A native of Rocky Mount, Walker has spent his entire life serving his community and fellow man. While a 22-year-old seminary student, Walker was called to serve as pastor in 1970.…

Man provides a hand up to others

October 19, 2017

Johnny Cunningham is known in the community for his strong criticism of the Rocky Mount City Council during the public comment portion of monthly council meetings.

Cunningham has repeatedly said city officials aren’t putting enough resources in improving the impoverished neighborhoods in…