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April 22, 2017

NASHVILLE — Nashville’s new Creekside Music Festival Series opened on a high note Friday with its inaugural concert.

Dozens of people showed up for the festival, which featured music by Wilson-based band Matty Begs. Town Manager Hank Raper said during the town’s budget workshop…


Annual fashion show raises funds to fight cancer

April 22, 2017

The auditorium at The Fountains at The Albemarle in Tarboro recently was overflowing with guests and residents for the Talbots Spring Fashion Show.

This year marked the ninth year in a row that The Albemarle held the Fashion Show in efforts to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of…


Blaze destroys mobile home

April 21, 2017

A fire destroyed a Nash County home early Friday morning.

The Salem District Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1:15 a.m. at a mobile home on Straight Gate Road in Whitakers. The Red Oak Volunteer Fire Department and Battleboro Community Volunteer Fire Department also were dispatched…


Produce stand opens for new season

April 21, 2017

Despite having to move around in a wheelchair and having a few health problems, 80-year-old Elmer Farmer still loves operating his longtime seasonal business in Rocky Mount.

The affable owner of Farmer’s Produce opened the fruit and vegetable stand to the public for the 22nd year on…