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April 25, 2017

State and local officials are urging folks in Eastern North Carolina to be extra cautious in the aftermath of a three-day storm that dumped about 6 inches of rain on the Twin Counties.

Due to heavy rain, the Tar River is expected to crest at approximately 9 p.m. The river is expected to crest at 26.…


Heavy rains deluge Twin Counties

April 25, 2017

With rain expected to fall for a third day in a row over the Twin Counties, authorities are urging motorists to slow down and drive cautiously.

Thunderstorms will continue into this afternoon with showers tapering off by evening, said Shawna Cokley, a duty forecaster with the National Weather…


City Council approves tax credits for event center

April 25, 2017

The Rocky Mount City Council on Monday approved tax credits that will help pay for the Downtown Community Facility since it includes a wellness clinic.

The historic decision will change Rocky Mount forever, said Councilman Reuben Blackwell, who is also the CEO of the Opportunities Industrialization…


Week of the Young Child gets off to wet start

April 25, 2017

Mother Nature tried to rain on their parade on Monday, but staff members of the Down East Partnership for Children decided to hold the annual Children’s Parade inside the facility instead.

Roughly 40 children marched down the hallways with McGruff the Crime Dog, the Cat in the Hat and Rocky…