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August 18, 2019

Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport now is quite a smooth place to land aircraft.

The aviation center, located off N.C. 97 between the two cities, is undergoing a multimillion-dollar restoration and expansion. The work on the runway, the apron and part of the taxiway recently were completed.…


Classes begin at some area schools

August 17, 2019

While most traditional public school students in the Twin Counties will be starting school in a little over a week, many schools in the area already have started classes.

School starts on Aug. 26 for traditional public school students because that is the earliest date the N.C. General Assembly will…


Mayoral candidates address gentrification

August 17, 2019

Three candidates seeking to be Rocky Mount’s next chief executive faced extensive questions Thursday during a debate at Benvenue Country Club.

One of them included what they would do about the threat of gentrification that low-income and African-American communities feel is happening in and…


Fake detective charged by police

August 17, 2019

Rocky Mount police charged a man Wednesday for impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Fonnell Parker, 41, was arrested in connection with an incident that occurred about 12:25 p.m. Wednesday at the office of Time Financing Services on the 2300 block of Sunset Avenue. Parker reportedly was driving…