Meet Rocky Mount’s First African-American Fire Chief

Now, as the department enters a new era of leadership, it also makes history--- Rocky Mount’s Fire Department recently named its first African-American fire chief.

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Police Complete T.R.R.U.T.H Training

The Rocky Mount Police Department has once again reaffirmed its dedication to the community as more than 20 sworn and non-sworn officers completed the T.R.R.U.T.H training program. T.R.R.U.T.H – which stands for Taking Race Relations and Understanding To Heart – is a specific course taught by the North Carolina Justice Academy.

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2019 Fall Festivities in Rocky Mount

Take time out to taste a sample of the best barbecue, enjoy dynamic live music and escape to the magical world of the theater this autumn with some of the fantastic fall festivities in Rocky Mount. This year sees a repeat of some of the most popular events: First Fridays and the Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down.

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Rocky Mount Severe Weather and Hurricane Preparedness

We encourage everyone in Rocky Mount to be prepared for severe weather and hurricanes. Here's a great list of what you need in the event of an emergency.

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Summer Job Fair Signals Economic Growth in Rocky Mount

Another indicator of positive Rocky Mount economic development was the success of a July job fair where 20 local companies were on hand to speak with potential employees. Roughly 500 people attended the fair hosted by the Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department.

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Rocky Mount Economic Growth: Industries Showing Interest in Our City

We all know that Rocky Mount is a special place…and businesses and industries are starting to take notice. This year has been a huge step forward for Rocky Mount’s economic growth.


Major industries and companies are turning their eyes to the Twin Counties to invest in the area by building new plants and production facilities. Three of these are Triangle Tire, Corning and CSX.

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Get in Motion for the Spin Exhibit at the Imperial Centre

Check out “Spin,” the latest showcase at the Rocky Mount Imperial Centre. Through these hands-on exhibitions, visitors can learn the science behind centrifugal force and the effect weight has on rotation. There’s even a chance to get into a human centrifuge and feel the power of spin for yourself.

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Are You Doing All You Can to Prevent ID Theft?

You may believe you’re taking all precautions to protect yourself from identity theft. You regularly check your credit scores, you carefully scan your credit card bills to ensure there are no surprises, and you carefully shred any documents with sensitive information. You don’t carry a lot of credit cards with you, and you safeguard your Social Security number.


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The Complete Biography of Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk was born in Rocky Mount on October 10, 1917. His parents left for New York City when he was four, but we can’t help but wonder how the warm community embrace of Rocky Mount imprinted on his young mind—much like the strains of his music that linger throughout the historic streets of downtown. 

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Rocky Mount is First City in North Carolina to Adopt Mobile App for Art Exhibitions

Now in its 22nd year, the juried event attracts both internationally acclaimed and emerging artists throughout America. These professionals express their art through a variety of media, from wood to metal. The varied nature of the work is reflected in the name of the exhibition: Salmagundi means an eclectic mixture of people, objects or ideas.


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