CSX Expansion Will Bring Jobs to Rocky Mount

The Rocky Mount area has been selected as the location for the CSX railroad Carolina Connector intermodal terminal. It will battle local unemployment by providing up to 300 construction jobs and 300 permanent terminal jobs in Rocky Mount. Statewide, the project will provide roughly 1,500 jobs.

Beyond the soothing, familiar rattle of the train rolling through downtown is a piece of history. The railroads are closely intertwined with Rocky Mount’s development, dating back to 1845, when the Wilmington-Weldon Railroad became the main hub through the city. Now, a new era is dawning as a part of the railroad’s legacy.

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Three Things You Can Learn from the Rocky Mount Citizens' Police Academy

Learn how Rocky Mount citizens get an in-depth look at the inner workings of the Rocky Mount Police Department. The 
Citizen's Police Academy offers behind-the-scenes work and community partnerships that are one of the reasons that crime in Rocky Mount is at a 37-year low.

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How Community Oriented Policing is Fighting Crime in Rocky Mount

The first Tuesday in August, there was a dance-off at Cokey Apartments. This was not your typical dance-off. While the residents' children demonstrated their skills, the Rocky Mount Police Department also got into the groove. This is how the Rocky Mount Police Department and the community are fighting crime together.

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What's Cooking in Rocky Mount? Some of the City's Savory Soul Food

African-Americans have made incredible contributions to the area's cuisine. Barbecue is not the only one, but it is often the one that steals the spotlight. Eastern North Carolina barbecue---like that featured in Rocky Mount—is closer to the original origins of the dish.

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New Emergency Dispatch Academy at Nash Community College

Nash College curriculum prepares students for much more than the job market; it prepares them to help save lives. How can Nash College help you?

Nash Community College recently announced its first graduating class of its Emergency Dispatch Academy---the first of its kind in North Carolina.

Four of the six graduates have already started their career with Nash County Emergency Services.

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Crime Reduction Initiatives in Rocky Mount, NC

You can’t argue with results.

Over the past three years, there has been a steady decrease in Rocky Mount’s crime rate, a perfect example of what can happen when new city initiatives help with fighting crime.

 

The Rocky Mount Police Department (RMPD) has implemented several strategies, including ShotSpotter, Green Dot, Focused Deterrence Violent Crime Reduction Call-in and others.

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Rocky Mount Fire Department Employees Train with the NC Helo-Aquatic Rescue Team

Recently, the Rocky Mount Fire Department (RMFD) employees trained with the NC Helo-Aquatic rescue team, assisted by the RMFD Swiftwater Emergency Response team. 

 

This means that citizens can rest assured that these professionals are ready to spring into action when needed most.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Rocky Mount's New Animal Shelter

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened."
---Anatole France

Stray four-legged friends in Rocky Mount have an even better chance at being adopted thanks to the renovations at the new Animal Shelter on Church Street. 

Want to adopt a new family member? Wonder what to do if you encounter a stray dog or feral cat? We've got the answers and information you need.


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Going on Vacation? Fight Crime and Protect Your Home While You’re Away

Who doesn't love vacation? But one thing you don't need is to come home to find someone has stolen your precious belongings. The Rocky Mount Police Department have some useful advice on how to keep your home safe while you're away. The department is working with local citizens and organizations to help fight crime in Rocky Mount, and their hard work is paying off: the city's crime rate is at a 37-year low.

 

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5 Ways Rocky Mount Mills Fights Unemployment

10,000 jobs statewide.

When you look at that figure, don’t merely see a set of statistics.

Think of the men, women and families involved. Think of the economic impact on cities and towns throughout North Carolina. Think of the transformation of downtowns and revitalization of historic downtown buildings. Think of it as $300 million in annual wages, representing a $1.2 billion economic impact.

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