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September 16, 2018

As I write this column, Hurricane Florence is about 600 miles off the coast of North Carolina.

The monster storm is drilling toward our coastline, packing 140 mph winds. We are braced for the worst, hoping for the best.

The storm system is forecast to linger over the state through the weekend, and…


September 02, 2018

United Way wishes you a happy Labor Day tomorrow.

The first Monday of each September, we stop and celebrate the contributions that workers have made in their respective jobs to build the strength and prosperity of our nation and local communities. For United Way, our local workforce and the many…


August 26, 2018

Nash Community College’s Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation program, now in its third year, is still among only a few community college programs of its kind in North Carolina.

The degree program came to the Twin Counties on the cusp of revitalization efforts at Rocky Mount Mills. NCC…


August 19, 2018

Braswell Memorial Library and the other public libraries in Nash County have teamed up with Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools to insure that every student enrolled in the school district automatically has access to public library resources via a Student Access Library Card.

The vision for this…


August 12, 2018

Edgecombe Community College trustees, administrators, faculty, staff and students are thrilled to welcome Dr. Gregory McLeod as the college’s new president.

A North Carolina native and 17-year veteran of community colleges, Dr. McLeod begins his new post this month.

He will be the…


August 05, 2018

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live,” said Jim Rohn, author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker.

It’s so important to take care of your body, and what you choose to eat daily will have a positive or negative impact on your life. That’s why…


July 29, 2018

We hope you are enjoying a happy summer.

At the Down East Partnership for Children, summer marks a busy time, with summer feeding and summer learning initiatives throughout the community. This year, thanks to the Cummins Foundation, we were able to implement a more robust summer learning program,…


July 22, 2018

 Like many areas across our country, litter is an issue in the Twin Counties, but there is something we can do about it.

Keep America Beautiful of Nash & Edgecombe Counties needs your help to prevent litter in the Twin Counties. Changing individual behavior, like littering, starts with…


July 15, 2018

​Nash Technical Institute was founded in 1967, and one year later the college began offering industrial programs including architectural drafting, air conditioning and refrigeration, electrical installation and maintenance, industrial power sewing and welding.

For over 50 years, Nash Community…

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