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By KEN RIPLEY Friday was a dark and stormy night, but inside the Imperial Center in Rocky Mount there was plenty of light, song and dance, and lots of laughter in the opening of the Arr production of the classic comedy musical, 'Anything Goes.'
By JOE BURNETTE The Middlesex town board Monday voted to seek grants to rehabilitate the towns wastewater system and funding for a study of a regional wastewater system in cooperation with the Town of Bailey and Nash County.
* The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine, a probation officer in Wichita, Kan.
Partisanship slipped away briefly among the Nash County commissioners Monday as they unanimously approved a very good idea - naming the portion of U.S. 64 between Nashville and Spring Hope after retired Congressman I.T. 'Tim' Valentine in recognition of his long and distinguished service to North Carolina.
Seniors at the Mount Pleasant community center are planning at St. Patrick's Day dinner next Monday.
Bruce Harris presents the Dr. Faye Eagles Volunteer of the Year Award to Pam Mullen during ceremonies at the Nash County Republican Party convention last Thursday at Nash Community College.
When the filing period ended Friday, few primary elections were necessary and some incumbents ended up unopposed, but several local matchups were set up for the fall election.
With all the emphasis on health care reform through the Affordable Care Act, many residents are asking how the ACA affects their taxes because health care choices they make now may affect the income tax return they file in 2015.
The Internal Revenue Service announced Friday that, three weeks into the filing season, it has received about one-third of the individual income tax returns that it expects to receive during 2014.
By KEN RIPLEY and JOE BURNETTE The state official supervising the construction of the new Bailey-Middlesex Park said last week the park is moving ahead on schedule and looking good.
Visitors to the opening of the latest exhibit at the Spring Hope Museum look intently into case displaying Depression glass while others in the background enjoy conversation.
A proposal by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to downsize the nation's military from a wartime to peacetime footing, which would mean a significant scaling back of operations and even bases, will lead to bipartisan howls of protest across the nation, but if carefully done, it's the right thing to do.
Talk at last week's Community Watch meeting in Spring Hope turned to the drug traffic in Spring Hope and a lengthy discussion on the landlord's responsibility for illegal actions by their tenants.