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May 29, 2017

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how valuable is a photograph of a fallen war hero compared to just a name etched on a memorial wall?

A new Vietnam Memorial under construction in Washington, D.C., will display photos of the fallen along with their names and ranks. The Faces Never Forgotten…


Rotary Club supports NC READS effort

May 29, 2017

The Rocky Mount Rotary Club delivered over 1,000 new books to Red Oak Elementary School on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The books were donated in support of the NC READS initiative of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and will be distributed to students at the beginning of the summer.…


Nash UNC Health Care adding new cancer center

May 28, 2017

A groundbreaking ceremony recently was held for a new cancer center on the campus of Nash UNC Health Care, which will be named after a local athletic legend and cancer survior.

The new 11,000-square-foot UNC Cancer Care at Nash, Danny Talbott Cancer Center is scheduled to be completed in early…


Denton Street Pool hosts opening day

May 28, 2017

After a week of rain in Rocky Mount, the sun was out Saturday for opening day at Denton Street Pool.

“Everyone is having a good time,” said Don Farmer, the pool's assistant manager.

Opening day saw an average crowd of 40 to 50 folks in the first session of the day, said Farmer, who has…