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October 19, 2018

There are hopeful signs the current flu season won’t be as widespread or deadly as last year, said an infectious disease expert with Vidant Medical Center.

However, it doesn’t matter how contained or widespread flu outbreaks may be, the best way to combat the disease is to get a flu…


Imperial Centre to host opening reception

October 11, 2018

The Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences will hold an opening reception for a pair of exhibits Sunday.

Hear from Luster Realism and Hyper-realism exhibit artists and Mary Ann Prack, who will have a pre-reception gallery talk at 1 p.m. followed by music from Nashville resident Valerie Wood at 2 p.m.…


Free concert to launch event center

October 10, 2018

Here comes the funk.

Grammy award-winner George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic are set to “tear the roof off” the Rocky Mount Event Center when they perform a free show at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 to celebrate the grand opening of the center.

“To say that we are excited about the Rocky…


Man marks 80th birthday with 300-pound lift

September 30, 2018

WILSON — When Jack Clifford reached his 80th birthday, he wanted to mark it with a milestone.

The retired minister and educator lifted 300 pounds.

“This was on my bucket list when I reached 80 years old,” Clifford said. “I felt a sense of exhilaration and accomplishment.…