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October 14, 2018

Youth motivational speaker, best-selling author and TV personality Josh Shipp once stated, “Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success.”

There are many caring adults in the Rocky Mount community who want to see all of our youth succeed and who realize that their success is…


Henrietta Zalkind: One of the best cities to raise children

October 07, 2018

Recently, the USA Today released a story naming Rocky Mount as one of the 25 worst cities in the U.S. to raise children.

This ranking was based on the number of children in formal child care or preschool — regardless of quality — poverty and graduation rates. Unfortunately,…


Kelley Deal: NCC students train to become future first responders

September 30, 2018

When disaster strikes, first responders run toward the problem.

At Nash Community College, we train tirelessly in many areas and disciplines to help ensure citizens are safe. Whether it is fire services, emergency medical services, law enforcement or an electric line technician that is needed, we…


Mary Tom Bass: ECC puts ‘community’ first

September 16, 2018

As I write this column, Hurricane Florence is about 600 miles off the coast of North Carolina.

The monster storm is drilling toward our coastline, packing 140 mph winds. We are braced for the worst, hoping for the best.

The storm system is forecast to linger over the state through the weekend, and…