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March 26, 2017

Edgecombe Community College was among nine area community colleges that united on Wednesday to showcase and celebrate their vital contributions to their service areas.

The colleges hosted a press conference on the campus of Wilson Community College. On hand were representatives from Central…


Charles Penny: Thank you, Rocky Mount

March 19, 2017

This coming Tuesday will mark my 23rd anniversary as an employee of the city of Rocky Mount, and I would like to use my final column as city manager to thank and appreciate the citizens of Rocky Mount.

My 35-year public service career has been an amazing experience, with more than 65 percent of it…


Henrietta Zalkind: Why reading matters

March 12, 2017

If we want to change the future of our community, reading is where it starts.

Reading is the single most important way to improve your child’s future. It is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. Reading also bolsters soft skills and builds confidence. Yet…


Cornelia McGee: Upcoming events to help clean, beautify area

March 05, 2017

Litter, graffiti, unkempt roads, blocks and parks are far more than just unsightly — these are symptoms of uncaring behavior and a wake-up call for citizens and local businesses that are concerned about their quality of life.

Keep America Beautiful of Nash & Edgecombe Counties is…