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October 14, 2017

Joan Maxwell, co-owner of boat manufacturer Regulator Marine, will deliver N.C. Wesleyan College’s Founder’s Day address.

The celebration of the college’s 61st anniversary of its founding will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts.

In 1988,…

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October 14, 2017

The Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities has teamed up with Buffalo Wild Wings and the N.C. Department of Vocational Rehabilitation to help raise money for the commission’s scholarship fund.

The fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.…

October 13, 2017

The three-hour historic tour of Rocky Mount scheduled for today has been cancelled.

City officials cited low participation for the cancellation, saying they needed a minimum amount of participants to conduct the tours.


Two other previously scheduled tours led by Downtown Development Manager…

October 13, 2017

A local organization is set to hold an event to bring awareness to human and labor trafficking.

S.A.F.E., a faith-based ministry that is an outreach of Peacemakers Family Center in Rocky Mount, will sponsor “The Walk for Freedom” at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Golden East Crossing mall. The…

October 13, 2017

Parker Middle School launched a new program called the Parker Parent Academy in an effort to give back to the community.

The program, which is a partnership with the Rocky Mount Opportunities Industrialization Center, is aimed at providing Parker Middle parents with career development skills that…


October 13, 2017

Benvenue Elementary School recently dedicated a new Buddy Bench on the school’s playground in honor of student ZaNia Hines and Asthma Awareness.

Hines was a third-grade student at Benvenue Elementary last school year who unexpectedly passed away.

A Buddy Bench is a place for students to sit…

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October 12, 2017

Democrats from all over the state will be in Rocky Mount on Saturday to honor a local fundraiser.

Longtime State Sustaining Fund Leader Charles Johnson is turning 96. For the past three decades, Johnson has been either the chairman or co-chairman of the State Democratic Party's Sustaining Fund. He…

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October 12, 2017

Rocky Mount High School history teachers Charles Harrell and Mark Williams recently worked together to conduct an intensive and immersive living history demonstration.

Both teachers taught students the historic activity of pioneer cooking over an open fire.

After a brief demonstration by Harrell…


October 12, 2017

The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department is set to host a Community Fall Festival.

The public event is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 on the baseball field behind the Booker T. Washington Community Center at 727 Pennsylvania Ave.

Admission is free. Food, games, prizes, inflatables, a mini…

October 11, 2017

The city of Rocky Mount, which was founded in 1867, is offering three tour opportunities this weekend as part of its 150th anniversary celebration. The three-hour tours are free and will be led by Downtown Development Manager John Jesso.

The first tour will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on…

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