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Thursday, April 25, 2019
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United Way honors supporters

April 25, 2019

The United Way Tar River Region celebrated with community partners and contributors on Wednesday during the 12th annual Community Champions’ Luncheon at the Dunn Center at N.C. Wesleyan College.

Dr. Haywood Parker, president and chairman of the United Way Tar River Board of Directors,…


License Plate Agency opens in Spring Hope

April 24, 2019

SPRING HOPE — Town res­i­dents look­ing for a li­cense plate no longer will have to drive to Rocky Mount or Wil­son.

A new li­cense plate agency opened on Tues­day in Spring Hope.

The new agency, lo­cated at 123 S. Ash St., will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.…


Longtime downtown store to move

April 24, 2019

A longtime business in the heart of downtown Rocky Mount is apparently planning to pull out for a place somewhere else in the city with a better potential to draw customers and to be in a smaller location.

Cindy Coker, co-owner of Towel Town at 248 S.W. Main St., said the store building is under…


Students vie in balloon competition

April 23, 2019

TARBORO — Several local students celebrated Earth Day by launching balloons with scientific payloads into near space.

Students from Edgecombe Community College, Nash Community College and Hobgood Academy launched three balloons on Monday from the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College…