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July 21, 2019

A Rocky Mount-based bulk hauler of petroleum has signed a deal with a Tennessee-based ethanol trader to haul the grain-based compound that eventually is mixed with gasoline.

Eagle Transport Corp., which is celebrating being in business for half a century, has acquired trucks belonging to and hired…


Planning board approves new hotel

July 11, 2019

Details about a future lodging establishment in the northwestern part of Rocky Mount are coming more into focus.

In a meeting lasting less than 20 minutes on Tuesday evening, the Rocky Mount Planning Board approved a preliminary plan for an avid hotel, to be at what was the Gateway Convention…


Jobless rate rises across area, state

July 10, 2019

Rocky Mount again has the highest jobless rate among North Carolina’s 15 metropolitan areas, while among the state’s 100 counties, Edgecombe County has the fourth-highest jobless rate and Nash County has the 18th highest jobless rate.

The local state Commerce Department data, which is…


Radio station relocates to Mills

July 03, 2019

An FM radio station has settled into new office and studio space inside a suite at Rocky Mount Mills.

Life 103.1 in May shifted from Zebulon Commons on the northwest side of the city to the flourishing mixed-use commercial and residential development along the Tar River on the northwest side of…