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December 13, 2017 - 2 minutes ago

TARBORO — A world leading innovator in material science is investing more than $80 million to build a warehouse facility in Edgecombe County that will create more than 100 new jobs.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that New-York based manufacturer Corning, Inc. will invest $86 million in…


Event Center construction on schedule, under budget

December 13, 2017

The Rocky Mount Event Center is under budget with construction moving along smoothly, city officials said Tuesday.

The Event Center is on track to be complete by October with event contracts already being drawn up, said Charles Penny, a retired city manager retained by the City Council as a…


WHIG-TV sets up shop on Wesleyan campus

December 13, 2017

WHIG-TV recently completed its move to N.C. Wesleyan College’s campus.

The station will be broadcasting live from its new studio in the Gateway Technology Center.

WHIG-TV launched in October 1997 as the community news channel for the Tri-Counties. It can be found on local television stations…


Downtown event links shopping and networking

December 12, 2017

A unique event being held this weekend is part of an ongoing effort to bring more traffic and attention to downtown Rocky Mount. 

The Downtown Community Association and Dynamik Learning, a local tutoring service, will be holding the inaugural “Ugly Sweater Sip and Shop” event…