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Speak Up: More calendar

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

I am calling in reference to a suggestion.

There are a lot of events in the Rocky Mount, Nash and Tarboro areas that the readers and the citizens of these areas are not aware of.

I get the newspaper daily and I am constantly reading about events that have taken place.

It would be wonderful if the newspaper published events prior to them happening.

A lot of people just don’t know of some of the things that are going on in Rocky Mount and would love to be a part of it whether there is a fee or not.

We are the City on the Rise so we say so we need to know what is happening in our town.

It would be great I think if the newspaper had a bi-weekly calendar that has information posted in the calendar.

I hope you will consider this.

I am missing out on a lot of things.

I realize there is a calendar section in the newspaper but I am referring to something more substantial about the big events that are happen in the city.

It would be great if the editorial will reply to this Speak Up to confirm the message was confirmed.

We need to do a better job of letting the citizens know.

Editor’s Note: The Calendar sections of the Telegram are, indeed, vital to our community and our readers. As the caller noted, the Telegram already publishes a calendar of upcoming events on Page 2, Monday through Saturday. On Sunday, we run an extended Calendar inside our Community section. 

In addition to those features, all of which take up most of a page when they’re published, we also run a Coming Attractions calendar of local entertainment events in our Marquee section every Thursday and a Church Notes calendar in our Life section every Friday when the focus is on religion. 

We also run a list of upcoming Bloodmobile events on our Life page every Tuesday, when the emphasis is on health, and a list of new book arrivals at area libraries every Sunday on our books page.

In addition to those daily and weekly Calendar listings, we often put together staff-written advance stories on some of the larger and more notable events such as the celebration Monday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday; a locally made horror movie to be shown Jan. 19 at the Rocky Mount Mills; plus advances on upcoming City Council and County Commissioner meetings; as well as local Sports advances on high school games.

We appreciate the caller’s readership and the interest in upcoming events. It would be difficult for the Telegram to commit more space, staffing and time than we already are to Calendars and advance stories. We provide a daily resource for such news both in print and online at rockymounttelegram.com

If you have an upcoming event you would like to have publicized, please email details and a short description to rmtcommunity@rmtelegram.com. There is no charge for publicizing events for nonprofit organizations.

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