In honor of Black History Month, the Booker T. Theater will host “Risen Voices,” an evening of spoken word and slam poetry at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Admission is free. The event will include members of the Rocky Mount community sharing the stage and their talent with the audience. It is a family-friendly occasion […]

The Children’s Museum at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences will host “Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice.” The interactive exhibit runs from Feb. 4 to May 14. Get ready to travel back in time and see what it was like when these giant animals walked the Earth during the Cretaceous Period 65-145 […]

The City of Rocky Mount will present the Culture of Health Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5. This free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region, 405 W. Raleigh Blvd. Dental screenings will be provided at no cost by Opportunities Industrialization […]

Looking for holiday parades in our area? We’ve got you covered! Youngsville: The Youngsville Christmas Parade is the first Saturday in December at 10am.   This year, the Christmas Parade will be held on December 4, 2021.  The town Christmas tree lighting ceremony will also be held from 4:30-7pm on Friday, December 3, 2021. More Details […]

The city of Rocky Mount continues to prioritize the safety and well-being of its citizens. To assist with COVID-19 vaccination opportunities, the city’s Tar River Transit service is offering free rides to those with scheduled appointments to “drive-up” sites. Transportation is available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday to vaccination sites located in Nash […]

Applications are currently being accepted for the 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition that will be held, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the contest will take place via a virtual format, with only participants, staff and judges in attendance utilizing social […]

Coming LIVE from the Imperial Centre, local families, musicians, performers, and staff members are working together to bring Rocky Mount a livestreamed Christmas event to remember. From the comfort of your own home television or computer screen, or as far away as the North pole, tune in for seasonal favorites and holiday cheer from your friends at […]

Eight months before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington D.C., he spoke these words to a crowd of 1,800 people in a Rocky Mount gymnasium on November 27, 1962. W. Jason Miller, Professor of English at North Carolina State University, found the recording, restored it and […]

Friday evening, one person was left injured in Walmart shooting in Rocky Mount, NC. 

The city of Rocky Mount urges utility customers to be cautious of scammers who falsely threaten disconnection of services in order to receive money. Recently, city utility customers have reported receiving phone calls from scammers who falsely identify themselves as city of Rocky Mount employees, demanding payment via phone, late fees and threatening possible disconnection. […]

The Rocky Mount Police Department is holding a back to school drive on August 4th. The event will be held at the Rocky Mount Municipal Stadium on August 4, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. School supplies will be given to children in grades K-5. Children must be present to receive a bag. Supplies will […]

According to the Rocky Mount Telegram, the Jamaican restaurant Taste of Paradise, located at 100 Atlantic Avenue in Rocky Mount, will be giving food to the needy on Monday from noon until 3pm. The owner, Yolanda Evans, said that this gesture is in response to the economic impact of the coronavirus. Evan anticipates feeding about […]