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August 22, 2019

The Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Foundation recently donated $100,000 to 13 local nonprofit organizations and government agencies from Edgecombe, Nash and Martin Counties during a celebration at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital.

Local businesses were selected through the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Community…


Word Tabernacle adds two new centers

August 21, 2019

When Home Depot closed its Rocky Mount store in 2011, it was not initially on the Rev. James Gailliard’s or the Board of Directors’ radar to become the current home of The Impact Center/Word Tabernacle Church.

In 2014, the church began considering the property and eventually pursued the…


Girl Scouts gather for reunion

August 20, 2019

Thirteen Girl Scouts who live in the area and some of their mothers hugged and laughed and cried as they reminisced over pictures of their past together during a recent reunion in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Watkins.

They made a story book history in the 1970s. Children were different in the…


Stay calm, breathe better with cardiac rehab

August 19, 2019

Janey Richardson, 70, of Castalia, said there is nothing more scary than feeling like you can’t breathe.

Richardson said she experiences a sense of helplessness when she is trying to take a deep breath and her body will not cooperate.

“It’s a terrible feeling and I wouldn’t…