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March 19, 2017

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60.

Despite medical advances, a diagnosis still depends primarily on identifying the core symptoms — tremor, slowness and stiffness — as originally described by James…

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March 18, 2017

PORT Health Services is a 501(c)3 organization that provides a continuum of care of care for consumers seeking mental health and substance abuse services.

Eastpointe LME has contracted with PORT Health Services to provide substance abuse prevention services in Nash County.

Prevention staff provides…

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March 17, 2017

Six educators from Edgecombe County Public Schools have been selected to participate in the N.C. Leadership Academy, a principal preparation program designed to develop highly skilled school leaders.

Applicants to the leadership academy complete a rigorous selection process, including a day-long…

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March 16, 2017

The Rocky Mount chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority will present its 69th annual Debutante Cotillion at 8 p.m. Friday in the OIC Auditorium.

The program is free to the public, 12 years and older. The attire for the evening is dressy — no jeans or sneakers.

Tickets are available from the four…

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March 15, 2017

Red Oak Elementary School stands as one of the oldest schools in the area and like the red oak tree, it has deep roots in the community.

Tucked between the Methodist Church and the Baptist Church and within sight of Red Oak Middle School and the Red Oak Fire Department, the school exudes a sense of…

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March 14, 2017

Edgecombe County Commissioner Viola Harris recently joined more than 160 county officials from North Carolina and representatives from the N.C. Association of County Commissioners at the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.

More than 1,700 county leaders from…

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March 13, 2017

Nash Community College recently announce the following employees are recipients of the 2017 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Award.

Receiving the award were Olivia F. Moss, Instructor/Coordinator, Emergency Medical Services; Andrea L. Milks, Director, Physical Therapist…

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March 12, 2017

AgCarolina Farm Credit in conjunction with Cape Fear Farm Credit and Carolina Farm Credit, recently donated $10,640 from employees for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in North Carolina.

A Jeans for a Cause fundraiser was available to employees during the fourth quarter of 2016. Participating…

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March 11, 2017

Walter “Buck” Leonard, born in Rocky Mount in 1907 on the exact spot as Fire Station No. 2 on South Grace Street, was touted again and again as “Baseball’s Greatest Gentleman.”

Sport writers deemed him as a crowd favorite — the most liked player in the leagues.…

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March 10, 2017

U.S. Cellular and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region announced the winners of the Black History Month Art contest at a special ceremony Monday at the club’s location at 405 Raleigh Blvd. in Rocky Mount.

The contest was designed to honor influential African-Americans and inspire…

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