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December 09, 2018

“I got good grades in high school and I really wanted to go to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, but we just did not have the money,” Nash Community College student Kizzie Harrison said. “My Grandmother, whom I adore, kept saying to me, honey you can do more —…


Catherine Roche: Give the gift of reading to your child

December 02, 2018

It’s the holiday season and the absolute very best gift that you can give to the young children in your life is to read with them.

That’s it — read every day. Read the same book over and over if that’s the one they like. Read a chapter book, one chapter a night, if you just…


Mary Tom Bass: ECC offers holiday courses

November 25, 2018

College students, will you have extra time over the holidays? Would you like to add a few credit hours to your transcript?

Students can still sign up for holiday break courses at Edgecombe Community College. These online classes begin Dec. 3 and end Jan. 4. Twelve classes are being offered, from…


Rochelle Small-Toney: Rocky Mount is ‘The Center of It All’

November 18, 2018

It’s been almost a year since the Rocky Mount Event Center unveiled its new logo and tagline, “The Center of It All.”

Since that time, the city has adopted the same logo and tagline and is slowly incorporating it onto city materials. Often, however, I get the question, “Why…