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February 18, 2017

The George Ricks, Miles Bobbitt and Viverette-Williams cemeteries in Nash County recently were cleaned over a two-weekend period by members of Robert Henry Ricks Camp #75 and William Dorsey Pender Camp #1916 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

These cleanups were performed in honor of individual…


February 17, 2017

Jacquie Jeffers, adjunct humanities instructor at Edgecombe Community College, has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission.

She is one of 16 people who sit on the statewide commission, which works to encourage appropriate ceremonies and activities…


February 16, 2017

Creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children is the mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Nashville Chapter #332 of the Order of the Eastern Star, along with all the other chapters across North Carolina, has had the privilege of…


February 15, 2017

Several local students recently have been honored for scholastic achievents.

The following students have been recognized:

■ William Hardy Brewer of Rocky Mount graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in management.

■ Laura Brown of Nashville was named to…

February 15, 2017

South Edgecombe Middle School won first place in the 16th Annual Battle of the Books competition for the Edgecombe County Public Schools district recently held at W.A. Pattillo Middle School.

This event challenges students based on their detailed knowledge of more than two dozen books. Every…


February 14, 2017

Health Occupations graduates at Edgecombe Community College recently were honored by college staff, family and friends during the annual Health Occupations Recognition Ceremony.

Last year, 193 students completed programs in Community Health Coach, Medication Aide, Nurse Aide I and II, Phlebotomy…


February 13, 2017

Seven students from Rocky Mount Academy recently participated in the annual Scholastic Arts Awards program at Barton College in Wilson.

Malone Bondy, Barrett Eidson, Caroline Gay, Renate Ma, Elias Moore, Logan Moss and Caitlyn Vester were among students from 62 counties who participated in the…

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February 12, 2017

Nash Community College leaders presented to peers at the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges 2016 Annual Meeting Program in Atlanta, Ga.

The SACSCOC is the recognized regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,…


February 12, 2017

Executive Board Members of The Twin Counties Literacy Council recently held their annual meeting at Belmont Farms in Rocky Mount.

The theme of this year’s meeting was “Setting Strategies for Student Success in 2017.” The Twin Counties Literacy Council is a 501(c)(3) organization…

February 11, 2017

The 2017 grant application season has launched and guidelines and applications for the N.C. Arts Council’s seven grant programs for organizations are now available.

The deadline for receiving 2017-18 grant applications is March 1 and applications must be completed electronically through the N.…

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