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A recent City Council work session included nearly an hour of discussion about calling for the management to bring back for future discussion a proposal focusing on having the Parks and Recreation Department be able to do more in terms of maintenance of public grounds in Rocky Mount.


The Rocky Mount City Council held a special called meeting of the Committee of the Whole on Monday at the Rocky Mount Event Center and voted to present at least three potential ward maps at a public hearing that is slated for Oct. 25.

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A local man was recently ordered to serve a 20- to 25-year prison sentence after an agreement with the District Attorney’s Office to plead guilty to having committed second-degree murder of a local woman two years ago, records said.

Rocky Mount police arrested four suspects in connection with a shooting last week in which the shooting victim is also one of the suspects who was caught in the crossfire.


A Chipotle Mexican Grill is going to be opening in the future at the edge of the Sutters Creek Plaza shopping center in the northwestern part of the city, a company spokeswoman told the Telegram.

Rocky Mount police are seeking the public’s help in investigating a shooting that took place Friday night on North Howell Street.

Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson last week was preparing to leave a parking lot on Fairview Road in Rocky Mount when he saw a vehicle heading toward Bedford Road at a high rate of speed.

Ricky Rapoza of Rocky Mount, a drummer and singer of Top 40, beach music and gospel songs, recently purchased a $5 scratch-off ticket and rocked out to the tune of a $200,000 win.

Bulluck Furniture will host Vietri Inc. founder and CEO Susan Gravely during a special event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct 30 in the store at 124 S. Church St. in downtown Rocky Mount.

TARBORO — Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson said his deputies had no time to react Thursday when a 32-year-old man with a history of mental illness stabbed one deputy in the back two times before being fatally wounded by another deputy.

A special called work session of the City Council is set for 4 p.m. Monday for the council to discuss two proposed maps of redrawn council ward lines as part of redistricting to ensure equal representation as a result of the 2020 U.S. Census.

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