Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Cops bust gang drug operation

February 22, 2018

Twin Counties authorities raided a drug distribution spot operated by a Rocky Mount street gang, seizing drugs and guns, local law enforcement officials announced Wednesday.

Authorities said Sex Money Murder, a local set of the Bloods, was trafficking heroin and cocaine through a house at 813 Long…

Billy Graham, America's pastor, dies at 99

February 21, 2018

MONTREAT — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.

Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other…

Shuttered restaurant set to re-open

February 21, 2018

A local restaurant is set to resume operations after being closed down last month by the N.C. Department of Revenue.

The Spicy Pickle Restaurant and Bar at 2921 Zebulon Road will re-open at 11 a.m. today, said owner Sharif Elsayed, who also owns the Chopped Panini in the Westridge Village Shopping…

International festival to showcase diversity

February 21, 2018

An annual celebration highlighting the variety of ethnic communities calling Rocky Mount home is set for early next month with organizers still seeking participants.

When it comes to diversity, the International Festival Cultures is an event rivaled by few others. The festival has become a favorite…