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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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Girl rises above medical challenges

September 16, 2019

Lara Brooks is going to turn 4 on Tuesday, but a birthday party was held in advance in her honor on Saturday at the Red Budd Holy Church southwest of downtown Rocky Mount.

Brooks and her mother, Rose Whitaker, are members of the church. The weekend event, prior to the serving of food and treats,…


Sports medicine program to aid student athletes

September 16, 2019

Nash UNC Health Care, Carolina Regional Orthopaedics and UNC Orthopedics at Nash have teamed up to offer a sports medicine program for student athletes at Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.

“The Nash UNC Health Care Sports Medicine Program is a collaboration of our community hospital and…


Floyd anniversary brings flood of memories

September 15, 2019

Twenty years have passed since Hurricane Floyd targeted the Twin Counties, but long-time residents will remember Sept. 15, 1999, as the Day the 500-Year Flood Came.

For on that day and far into the night and the next day, it rained. And rained. And rained. Not gentle rains or steady downpours. It…


Ambassadors aid Chamber efforts

September 15, 2019

The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few good men and women to serve as Chamber Ambassadors in the local community.

Desiree Dolberry, marketing coordinator for the Chamber, said the volunteer ambassadors serve as liaisons between the Chamber and its members, as well as…