Rocky Mount Review's Articles

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

 

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.

Gig City: Rocky Mount and Suddenlink Offer Stellar Internet Speed

It's great to be one of the first, and it's even better when this means more opportunities for economic development and fighting unemployment in Rocky Mount, NC. Rocky Mount was recently named a Gig City, which means it boasts some of the fastest internet speeds in the state.

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Rocky Mount’s African-American Heritage

Of course, you recognize the name Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but what about Rev. George Dudley? You’ve grooved to the smooth jazz of Thelonious Monk, but do you know about Luther Barnes?

There are a lot of interesting tidbits about Rocky Mount's African American heritage with which you may not be familiar. Join us as we look at four things you may find surprising.