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December 10, 2018

Winter Storm Diego packed a punch to the Twin Counties with portions of Nash County getting up to 8 inches of snow.

Most schools in the area have announced closings and some events scheduled for today have been canceled.

City Hall and all other municipal facilities will open late at 10 a.m. Monday.…


Rocky Mount native, media personality, dies at 89

December 10, 2018

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…