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February 25, 2018

Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 15.

At 3 p.m., Norris Tolson, CEO and president of Carolinas Gateway Partnership, will give the keynote address during the Global Education Spring Symposium at Edgecombe Community College.

Scheduled for March 15-16, the symposium will be held on the…


Rochelle Small-Toney: Shedding some light on your utility bill

February 18, 2018

Recently, I learned of comments on social media regarding citizen concerns with high winter utility bills.

I, and the members of the Rocky Mount City Council, hear your concerns. I know many citizens struggle to pay their bills. Receiving an unexpectedly high utility bill makes it even more…


Henrietta Zalkind: Early childhood key to education, career prospects

February 11, 2018

It is an exciting time to be in the Twin Counties.

New businesses are moving into the area and new leaders are stepping forward to help. There is much enthusiasm and focus on looking ahead, not back. In fact, last week I attended the Institute for Emerging Issues forum. There was a renewed focus on…


Catherine Roche: Library offers many services to community

January 21, 2018

People tell me that they would like to work in a library because they love to read.

Reading is important to library staff members, but there is no time for it at work. Here is a short list of some of what we are doing. Of course the library loans books, but we also answer questions, fax for the…