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January 17, 2019

At the YMCA, a supportive community is a big part of wellness. At every age and every level of activity, you’ll find people just like you looking to live a little bit healthier.

Members and program participants often cite the support and enthusiasm of fellow participants and staff…


January 16, 2019

N.C. Wesleyan College recently held its second annual National Society of Leadership & Success Induction Ceremony at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts.

Seventy-five student leaders were inducted in the organization, the nation's largest leadership honor society.

The Wesleyan chapter seeks…

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January 15, 2019

Welding is among the fastest growing professions in America, a trend that is especially evident in Edgecombe County.

“The demand for welders has increased dramatically because of construction in the commercial industry,” said Warren Lynch, welding instructor at Edgecombe Community…


January 13, 2019

Edgecombe Community College employees received Service Awards at the college’s spring semester kickoff held Jan. 3.

Michael Jordan, vice president of student services, was recognized for 25 years of service to the college; Belinda Myers, payroll technician, was recognized for 20 years;…


January 12, 2019

The Rocky Mount Event Center kicked off the new year by hosting its first volleyball tournament, Crown Town Tournament: Carolina Kick-Off, with Carolina Union Volleyball Club.

The Carolina Union Volleyball Club has a passion for making volleyball the driver in providing individuals an opportunity…


January 11, 2019

Sue Myers Blaylock was honored on the occasion of her 100th birthday on Dec. 30 at Avalon Baptist Church.

After some of her favorite hymns and choir selections, Betty Jo Shepheard, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr's area representative, presented Blaylock with a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol in…


January 10, 2019

The Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held Dec. 2-4 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.

Nash County Farm Bureau President Greg Bunn was recognized among his peers at the Presidents’ and Agents’ Luncheon.…

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January 09, 2019

The Rocky Mount Public Works and Water Resources Department will offer loose leaf collection during specified weeks in January, February and March.

For the duration of loose leaf collection, crews collect loose leaves and pine straw on alternating weeks between…


January 08, 2019

Mary Shuping, director of government relations for the N.C. Community College System, delivered the keynote address at the Jan. 3 spring semester kickoff for Edgecombe Community College employees.

Shuping discussed the 2019 legislative agenda for community colleges, which includes a focus on short-…


January 06, 2019

The Harrison Family YMCA has launched a new evidence-based program called Enhance Fitness.

The program is geared toward older adults of all fitness levels. If one has a chronic condition, such as arthritis, they may be able to gain more strength and independence. One will feel energized physically,…

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