City to mark launch of Downtown Streetscape project – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

Supporters of the Downtown Streetscape project are invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. today at the corner of Northwest Main and Thomas streets.

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-1st District, will be the featured speaker for the event. A reception will follow at Four Seasons Restaurant and Conference Center — the former Carleton House — at 215 N. Church St. (Read more)

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NCEMPA opposes state oversight Cities won’t negotiate, reaffirm opposition to HB 117– Source: The Wilson Times

The North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency Board of Commissioners Wednesday voted unanimously to oppose proposed legislation that would give the N.C. Utilities Commission oversight over public power cities. (Paid Content)

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Video – Rocky Mount Town Hall With Graham Edwards, CEO Electricities Question and Answer Session Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Planning board explains new vote on proposed chicken plant site – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

A proposed poultry processing plant by Sanderson Farms might have been the driving force behind the Nash County Planning Board’s abrupt decision to deny an industrial rezoning recommendation for land that might house the facility. (Read more)

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