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March 15, 2018

A little more than a decade ago, Michael Parker dropped out of high school and joined the workforce, knocking around Eastern North Carolina, searching for his way in life.

“I was not mentally focused,” he says of his decision to drop out of high school at age seventeen.

After a few…


March 14, 2018

Sound Rivers recently hired Forrest English to take on the role of your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper from outgoing Riverkeeper Heather Deck.

Deck, now serving as Sound Rivers’ executive director, said she is excited to welcome Forrest to the organization.

“After an extensive nationwide…


March 13, 2018

Norris Tolson, CEO and president of Carolinas Gateway Partnership, will deliver the keynote address on global trade at the Global Education Spring Symposium at 3 p.m. Thursday at Edgecombe Community College’s Rocky Mount campus.

Scheduled for Thursday-Friday, the symposium will…


March 12, 2018

The first annual Twin Counties Sugar Run is planned for April 14 at Station Square in downtown Rocky Mount.

The event will include a 5K timed run, one mile fun run/walk, education, vendors, giveaways, food and a celebrity speaker. All money raised through this event will stay in the Twin Counties…

March 12, 2018

A pair of local government employees recently were awarded career development scholarships by the Local Government Federal Credit Union.

Nash County employee Bryant Fisher will use the money to attend the course Effective Supervisory Management for Government Professionals at the…

March 11, 2018

Nash Community College President Dr. Bill Carver recently presented the Nursing Department with  the 2017 Pride Award during the NCC Employee Recognition Ceremony.

Each year, the Pride Award honors a full-time employee or group of employees. The department was selected for demonstrating a…


March 10, 2018

Thomas Holland has been selected as the principal of G.W. Carver Elementary School.

Holland, currently principal of Hearne Elementary School in Wilson County, previously served as principal of G.W. Bulluck Elementary School with Edgecombe County Public Schools.

“I'm excited to return to ECPS…

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March 09, 2018

Edgecombe Community College recently celebrated Black History Month on both campuses.

On Feb. 27, local community activist JKelly Walker provided the keynote address to an audience on the Rocky Mount campus.

On Feb. 28, retired U.S. Army Col. Jessie Hinton gave the keynote address at the Tarboro…


March 08, 2018

N.C. Wesleyan College recently promoted Ben Lilley to associate director of admissions. 

As associate director of admissions, Lilley is responsible for freshmen engagement, recruitment and admissions. Managing a dynamic team of admissions counselors, he will develop proactive strategies to…


March 07, 2018

Spencer Harris of Troop 7 recently was awarded the Eagle Scout rank during a ceremony held at First Presbyterian Church. Shown with Spencer are his Scoutmaster, Tim Lane and Clifton Glover – member Tar River District Eagle Board.

For his project, Harris raised over $2,322 and used the funds…

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