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July 20, 2019

For the fourth year in a row, Edgecombe Community College students brought home gold from the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held last week in Louisville, Kentucky.

The conference is the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades. The highlight of the conference was the…


July 19, 2019

Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Laura S. O’Neal to serve a four-year term on the Nash Community College Board of Trustees effective July 1.

O’Neal, of Rocky Mount, served the community for 42 years as an employee of the Nash County Department of Social Services. During her tenure, she…


July 18, 2019

Ta’Jerick Jones, a student at Edgecombe Community College, recently joined the ladies of the Rocky Mount Garden Club for their annual luncheon at The Main Course.

The club awards a scholarship each year during their luncheon.

Jones was chosen as this year’s recipient of the scholarship.…


July 17, 2019

The Nash Community College Foundation Board of Directors completed a successful community campaign which began in March and ran through June.

Led by the NCC Foundation’s volunteer board, the annual campaign raises funds to support deserving students seeking help with their educational…


July 14, 2019

The Harrison Family YMCA recently launched its new Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program.

During kickoff events held at the YMCA, the lobby was even more full than usual of YMCA members ready and willing to learn how to control their blood pressure. The first 50 members to sign up for the program…


July 11, 2019

Ebenezer Baptist Church recently announced that Pernell Griffin Jr. is this year’s recipient of the Joyce N. Walker Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

In 2017, the Ebenezer Deaconess Ministry established the Joyce N. Walker Scholarship Fund to honor the memory and legacy of First Lady Joyce…


July 10, 2019

The Enfield Performing Arts Center will host a free music performance as part of its inaugural music series from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the old Enfield Jail behind the arts center on Market and Tillery streets.

“A Taste of New Orleans” will feature the New Orlean’s band Eyope, a…


July 09, 2019

The Tar River Children's Chorus will hold open auditions for boys and girls with treble voices in grades 4-12 from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

"We are open to all talented singers and those who may have just begun to sing," said conductor Patsy Johnson…


July 09, 2019

The city’s Public Works Department will host its July compost giveaway on Friday and Saturday at 394 Arrow Road.

The compost giveaway normally is held on the first Friday and first Saturday of each month from April to October, but it was moved back a week this month in observance of the July…

July 08, 2019

Dr. Greig McAvoy believes he may know the reason Nash UNC Joint Replacement Center has a high rate of good outcomes.

And he admits, it’s not all about his surgical skills.

As an orthopedic surgeon that does many of the surgeries at the Joint Replacement Center and serves as the director of…

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