On March 4-6, 2024, the city of Rocky Mount Tree Advisory Board will be giving away 3,000 Eastern Redbud tree seedlings in the atrium of Business & Collection Services located at 224 S. Franklin Street from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The event is first come, first served and the limit is two […]

The Rocky Mount Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission invites students in grades 6-12 to participate in the Thirty-sixth Annual MLK Oratorical Competition during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations in January 2024. The Oratorical Competition will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. at the Imperial Centre at 270 Gay Street, Rocky […]

The city of Rocky Mount will kick off the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. with the lighting of City Lake Park. The event will include carriage rides, free hot cocoa, inflatables and more! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the gazebo to visit with children of all ages. The sights […]

Get started on holiday shopping by buying unique handcrafted gifts at the Jingle Mingle Artisan Market. This free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences at 270 Gay St. in downtown Rocky Mount. The Jingle Mingle Artisan Market is made […]

Make plans to attend the Eastern Carolina BBQ Throwdown October 13-14 on the lawn of the Helen P. Gay Rocky Mount Historic Train Station at 101 Coastline St. in downtown Rocky Mount. At least 25 pitmasters will prepare their tastiest barbecue to impress a panel of judges in hopes of winning the coveted Grand Championship. […]

We're debunking a conspiracy theory that surfaced online after a powerful tornado damaged the Pfizer plant in Rocky Mount.

The city of Rocky Mount’s annual Independence Day celebration is Monday, July 3, at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex from 6 to 9 p.m. Thousands of people are drawn to this event each year. This year’s line-up has lots of free family friendly activities, including live music, inflatable play areas, a climbing wall, trampoline, basketball […]

The Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival is Eastern North Carolina’s premier celebration of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Since its inception 18 years ago, the festival has grown into a three-day event that attracts thousands of people throughout the region. With the theme of “Celebrating the Remnant,” this year’s festival in downtown Rocky Mount will […]

In a welcome sign that summer is fast approaching, the city of Rocky Mount’s Denton Street Pool and Sunset Park Amusement Center will open during the Memorial Day weekend. Denton Street Pool, 1434 Denton St. Residents will notice a host of improvements in the swimming pool, including new diving boards and water slides. The pool […]

A violent altercation between a student and a substitute teacher at Rocky Mount High School has gone viral, leading to an investigation by local authorities. 

Lawmakers in North Carolina are now considering a new bill that could signal strict punishment for those who assault school workers.  As reported by ABC11, the legislation, HB534, is currently moving through. If passed, the bill would classify certain assaults as felonies for repeat offenders.  This comes as a video of one such assault is making its rounds on social media. On Monday, footage surfaced of a student and a substitute teacher fighting inside a classroom at Rocky Mount High School. 

The city of Rocky Mount will host Easter Eggstravaganza, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Sunset Park. The event is free to attend, including admission to Sunset Park’s train and carousel rides. There also will be an inflatable play area and the highly anticipated Easter egg hunt. To ensure that everyone has […]