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May 20, 2018

The rain was tepid enough on Saturday morning to allow the more than 600 participants to run, crawl and climb their way through the third annual Tackle the Tar 5K Obstacle Course Race at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex.

And besides, as one runner pointed out, a little bit of rain was never going to…


Silk to headline Juneteenth festival

May 20, 2018

National R&B group Silk and North Carolina's own Sleeping Booty Band will headline Rocky Mount’s two-day Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival in June.

Known for chart-topping hits like “If You (Lovin’ Me),” “Girl U for Me/Lose Control” and other songs,…


YMCA focuses on swimming lessons, water safety courses

May 20, 2018

As the season turns to hotter weather, the Harrison Family YMCA encourages children and parents in Nash and Edgecombe counties to explore the many benefits of swimming while also keeping safety top of mind.

In YMCA swimming programs, participants can enjoy water sports, enhance or…


Police seek suspect in dine-and-dash

May 20, 2018

A customer celebrated Cinco de Mayo this year by ripping off a Mexican Restaurant in Rocky Mount.

Police are still looking for a customer who ran up a bill May 5 at San Jose Tacos & Tequila on North Wesleyan Boulevard — then skipped out on the check. The customer ordered a taco, three…