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Monday, March 18, 2019
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Dine Out event to aid students

March 18, 2019

Area residents can support the work of Communities in Schools of the Rocky Mount Region this Thursday simply by eating out at one of 55 participating area restaurants. 

The annual Communities in Schools Dine Out event is one of the biggest fundraisers for the nonprofit organization each year.…


Grant helps support area nonprofit group

March 18, 2019

A Rocky Mount-based nonprofit group has received a grant from a CSX-sponsored program to help purchase a vehicle to tow an insulated trailer designed to sell fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income residents in rural areas.

Mysha Wynn, founder and executive director of Project Momentum, said the…


Virtual Academy gains traction

March 17, 2019

Seven months since Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools launched its Virtual Academy, school district officials say they are pleased with the response they have had so far and are looking to expand its possibilities in the future.

The Virtual Academy — promoted as School My Way! — uses the…


Downtown investor receives award

March 17, 2019

Rocky Mount real estate investor Ben Braddock has been named an N.C. Main Street Champion.

"I am honored to receive the 2018 Main Street Champion Award for Downtown Rocky Mount," Braddock said. "It’s wonderful to be a part of such a great community that believes in the future of our historic…