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April 22, 2019

The Rocky Mount Comfort Inn is undergoing a major exterior renovation.

"The outside hasn't been redone in about the 25 years that the Comfort Inn has been here," General Manager Shamane Bazemore said. "So, it looked a little outdated."

Comfort Inns, franchised by Maryland-based Choice Hotels…


Cooper slated to attend CSX groundbreaking

April 22, 2019

The Tar Heel State's chief executive is going to be at the upcoming groundbreaking of CSX’s proposed intermodal rail facility.

Gov. Roy Cooper's spokesman, Ford Porter confirmed the gathering is on Cooper's schedule. The event is set for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Gateway Technology Center…


Doctor seeks to keep patients close to home

April 22, 2019

For most, a road trip is something to look forward to; something that leads to an adventure of some sort.

For cancer patients, a road trip doesn’t always lead to something good.

Studies have shown that patients who have to travel more than 50 miles for initial diagnosis or weeks of treatments…


Pan-Hellenic Council hosts Financial Aid Seminar

April 21, 2019

The National Pan-Hellenic Council of Rocky Mount recently sponsored a Financial Aid Seminar at Braswell Memorial Library.

The seminar was presented by Ray Battle, general manager of the Tar River Consumer Group LLC. He provided students and their parents or guardians with information on how, when…