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October 17, 2018

Nash Community College in partnership with Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will host a “Career in a Year” Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23.

The event will highlight programs of study offered through the college’s Continuing Education department that can be completed…


October 16, 2018

Williford Elementary School likely will not be included in North Carolina’s Innovative School District in the coming year.

Dave Prickett, a spokesman for the Innovative School District, told the Telegram Monday that the school is not on the list of schools that LaTeesa Allen,…

October 16, 2018

Students can save on college application costs by applying this week to a participating North Carolina college during College Application Week.

During this week, many North Carolina colleges and universities waive application fees. Edgecombe Community College, Nash Community College and nearby…

October 15, 2018

LaShawnda Washington faces challenger Robert Cordell in her re-election bid for the District 9 seat on the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education.

Cordell said he feels he has a vested interest in the school district because he was born and raised in Rocky Mount and is a product of the…


October 13, 2018

The principal of Edgecombe Early College High School has been named the 2018-19 Principal of the Year for Edgecombe County Public Schools.

Matt Smith, who is serving his fifth year as principal of the school, said he is humbled by the honor.

“There are so many visionary leaders in our county,…


October 10, 2018

TARBORO — The Edgecombe County Board of Education accepted one grant award and signed off on two other grant applications Monday during its October meeting. 

The school district has received a $29,580 school safety grant from the state, which it plans to use to upgrade nine school…

October 10, 2018

NASHVILLE — A decision about potential layoffs in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools has been postponed and likely will not be made until December, members of the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Finance Committee decided on Tuesday.

At the advice of Superintendent Shelton Jefferies,…

October 09, 2018

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools and Nash County commissioners celebrated a much-needed win after they received news Monday that the school district will be receiving $10 million in grant funding from the state’s Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund. 

Nash County commissioners…

October 04, 2018

Members of the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Board of Education were presented with the latest version of the District Improvement Plan this week and members of the public are invited to give their input on the new plan on the school district website.

As one of the state’s lowest-performing…

October 03, 2018

Parents and community members almost filled the auditorium at Cedar Grove Elementary School on Tuesday night as the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education hosted the second of three public forums to discuss the possibility of consolidating three elementary schools into one larger school.


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