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April 20, 2017

The Tar River Astronomy Club is sponsoring a Statewide Star Party at 7 p.m. Friday and a Solar Viewing at 11 a.m. Saturday, both weather permitting at City Lake Park.

The Statewide Star Party and Solar Viewing are just two of the more than 50 observing events taking place around the state that are…

April 20, 2017

Elizabeth Winstead has been awarded this year’s Ann MacPherson Weaver Memorial Scholarship at Rocky Mount Academy.

An eighth-grader at Bunn Middle School, Winstead will attend RMA in the fall on a full-tuition scholarship valued at more than $48,000 for four years.

The Weaver Scholarship was…

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April 19, 2017

Twin County residents will have an opportunity to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday by making their planet a little cleaner.

The eighth annual Riverkeeper Cup Cleanup Challenge, which will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, will allow residents to engage in a friendly competition with other North…

April 19, 2017

Antifreeze protein polymers developed by the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom recently had the ride of their lives when they traveled more than 87,000 feet into near space during an experiment designed by Edgecombe Community College students.

The antifreeze protein polymers were part of…


April 18, 2017

Edgecombe Community College’s student honor society won 13 awards at the recent Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Regional Convention.

Three students and Advisor Tamara Frank-Pourvady represented ECC’s chapter, Alpha Omega Nu, at the annual convention in Durham. At the conference, chapters and…


April 17, 2017

The Rev. Richard Joyner of Nash UNC Health Care recently was honored as one of 22 Healthcare Heroes of 2017 by Triangle Business Journal.

Other winners, including doctors, nurses, administrators and volunteers from WakeMed, Rex, Duke and UNC hospitals were honored at a banquet and awards ceremony…


April 16, 2017

The Edgecombe County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be holding their annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon April 22 in the auditorium of the Edgecombe County Administration building at 201 St. Andrew Street in Tarboro.

The Edgecombe County Extension Master Gardener…


April 15, 2017

Rocky Mount Public Works is offering one more loose leaf pick-up period until November.

Collection for the north route will be next week and for the south route the week of April 24, said Jonathan Boone, director of Public Works and Water Resources.

Boone reminds participating residents to remember…


April 14, 2017

Nash Community College has been honored with 2016 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

“Students are eager to volunteer in their communities and become better stewards of the environment,” said Matt Harris,…


April 13, 2017

The Nash County Home School Envirothon team, “Go-with-the-Phloem,” placed third out of 25 teams in the Area IV Envirothon competition on March 24 at the Johnston County Agricultural Center in Smithfield, qualifying them to compete in the state competition later this month.

Area IV…

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