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UPDATE: Rocky Mount Boil Water Advisory Extended Until Wednesday, July 18

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

boil-advisoryROCKY MOUNT - The town of Rocky Mount has issued a boil water for Rocky Mount water costumers on West Colege, Hatcher, Dent, Cedar, Spring, Brown, Luke, Buckner and Wilson Streets after a water main break on West College Street.

The water line has been repaired, but installation of replacement pipe requires time to make sure no harmful organisms are present, the town said.

Failure to follow the advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness. 

The town says to bring all tap water to a rolling rolling boil for one minute and to let it cool before using. The other option is to use bottled water.

You should be able to use your tap water at noon on WEDNESDAY, JULY 18.

 

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State Police Arrest 42 Drunk Drivers in 48 Hours During July 4 Holiday Period

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

duiRICHMOND - Virginia State Police say they arrested 42 people over a 2-day period from 12:01 Tuesday, July 3 to July 4 midnight this year during its operation CARE (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort) program.

There were three crash deaths during the period, down from the total of nine in 2017, according to a news release.

Troopers also stopped  4,911 speeders and 1,251 reckless drivers along with 429 seat belt violations and 114 child restraint violations.

 

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Rocky Mount Police Dept. Gets $2000 Donation

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

donation2ROCKY MOUNT - The Rocky Mount Police Department got a $2000 boost thanks to a donation from Nelson Auto last week. The money will be spent on community policing.

"That work lets us help businesses focus better on crime prevention, making the job easier for patrol officers and investigators who can then focus more on street patrols and getting more tips about criminal activity rather than spending time on property crimes," said Chief Ken Criner.