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February 17, 2018

A mentally-ill teenager threatens to take a gun to school and aim it at a school resource officer as part of a planned suicide attempt.

This scenario did not happen in Florida, where on Wednesday, a teenage gunman who is reportedly mentally ill killed 17 students and staff members…


Boddie-Noell to open its first new Hardee’s in city

February 17, 2018

A longtime family-owned restaurant company in Rocky Mount is doing something that it hasn’t done before.

Boddie-Noell Enterprises is set to open a new Hardee’s restaurant at 5 a.m. Monday at 4891 Sunset Ave. across from Sheetz near Old Carriage Road and down the street from Nash…


Police extend ‘Chat with the Chief’ sessions

February 17, 2018

The Rocky Mount Police Department has scheduled more dates for a popular new initiative that allows residents to talk face-to-face with the police chief in their neighborhood.

Chat with the Chief has been scheduled for four new locations where residents can meet interim Chief Willie Williams and…


Blackwell tapped for state agency

February 17, 2018

Rocky Mount Councilman Reuben Blackwell has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to the Minority Health Advisory Council as a community-based organization representative.

Blackwell is the president and CEO of Opportunities Industrialization Center. He also serves on the executive committees of the…