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August 09, 2018

Thanks to a grant from the Nash-Rocky Mount Rotary Club, the Harrison Family YMCA was able to provide new equipment for its Outdoor Learning Center.

The new equipment will help contribute to the development of children in our programming:

■ Hank drum: They produce resonant, bongy sounds that…


August 08, 2018

Peacemakers of Rocky Mount has wrapped up another successful summer of Freedom School.

The summer enrichment program provided 240 children in South Rocky Mount and Tarboro the opportunity to improve reading skills and learn strategies for academic and lifelong success.

"It is hard to believe that…


August 07, 2018

Local small business owners find confidence, opportunity and success through free resources offered by Nash Community College’s Small Business Center.

Felicia Lucas of Wendell, wife, mother, full-time retail manager and trainer, built a small business to help others overcome a common issue.…


August 06, 2018

Last week, the Rocky Mount Rockets participated in the National Junior Olympic Track & Field championships in Des Moines, Iowa. In all six members of the team joined coach Mark Davis in the trip, and one left with a new status as an All-American.

Candice Davis, who participated in the high jump,…

August 06, 2018

A new school year is filled with potential — a chance to start new routines and habits, build new friendships and discover new possibilities and interests.

It’s an exciting time for many kids, however, at the end of the school day, one in five children do not have someone to care for…

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August 06, 2018

Nash Community College has been awarded $250,000 by the Golden LEAF Foundation’s Community Based Grants Initiative in support of its Advanced Manufacturing Expansion.

Through the addition of advanced technologies, this project will positively impact NCC’s Computer-Integrated Machining…

August 05, 2018

Many local students recently were honored for academic achievement.

The following students have been recognized:

■ Lillian House of Pinetops was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at the College of William & Mary.

■ Courtney Amber Perkins of Tarboro graduated from Brevard…

August 05, 2018

Fellowmen of the Tri-County Graduate Chapter of Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship Inc. recently convened for the explicit purposes of bringing the organization’s overall mission and vision back to the Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson counties.

The organization was founded at Morgan State College,…


August 04, 2018

Cleen Sweep janitorial service is sponsoring a school supply giveaway from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 11 in the parking lot of its headquarters at 112 N. Circle Drive.

The event also will feature drawings for prizes and free hot dogs, chips and drinks. The goal is to provide free school supplies to 100…

August 04, 2018

Bernard Faulkner “Bayden” Collins II recently serves as a page in the state Senate.

He is a student at Rocky Mount Academy and the son of Bernard and Mindi Collins of Red Oak.

Bayden was sponsored by Sen. Rick Horner, R-Nash, and appointed by the Senate President Pro…

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