December 10, 2018 - 58 minutes ago

Samuel William Bland Jr., born April 14, 1929, in Rocky Mount, died Nov. 9 in Harrisonburg, Va.

He was born the son of Samuel W. Bland Sr. and Pearl Whitfield Bland and was a graduate of Rocky Mount Senior High School.

He assisted his family with the grocery store they owned, worked with the…

Snowstorm prompts school closures

December 09, 2018

Winter weather has hit the Twin Counties hard, bringing as much as 8 inches of snow to some areas and causing power outages to more than 1,000 customers in Rocky Mount.

Rocky Mount utility customers should call 252-467-4800 to report outages, downed lines or trees on lines.

Most schools in the…

Museum celebrates 50th anniversary

December 09, 2018

Retired physicians, local dignitaries, history buffs and representatives of East Carolina University’s Medical & Health Sciences Foundation gathered Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Country Doctor Museum in Bailey.

The museum, which is billed as the oldest museum in…

Novel honors life of Buck Leonard

December 09, 2018

Renowned author Douglas Quinn of the recently penned "Cornfield Boys" and illustrator Donna Higgins-Colson made a recent visit to the home place of Baseball Hall of Famer Walter "Buck" Leonard.

Inspired by the love of baseball, Quinn discovered a set of Negro League players baseball cards…