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December 16, 2018

Keep America Beautiful of Nash & Edgecombe Counties, the city of Rocky Mount Environmental Services, the Rocky Mount Police Department, Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant, Edgecombe County Solid Waste, American Greenz Inc. and Shred-It of NC sponsored America Recycles Day 2018.

The event was held…

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December 09, 2018

“I got good grades in high school and I really wanted to go to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, but we just did not have the money,” Nash Community College student Kizzie Harrison said. “My Grandmother, whom I adore, kept saying to me, honey you can do more —…


December 02, 2018

It’s the holiday season and the absolute very best gift that you can give to the young children in your life is to read with them.

That’s it — read every day. Read the same book over and over if that’s the one they like. Read a chapter book, one chapter a night, if you just…


November 25, 2018

College students, will you have extra time over the holidays? Would you like to add a few credit hours to your transcript?

Students can still sign up for holiday break courses at Edgecombe Community College. These online classes begin Dec. 3 and end Jan. 4. Twelve classes are being offered, from…


November 18, 2018

It’s been almost a year since the Rocky Mount Event Center unveiled its new logo and tagline, “The Center of It All.”

Since that time, the city has adopted the same logo and tagline and is slowly incorporating it onto city materials. Often, however, I get the question, “Why…


November 11, 2018

United Way Tar River Region has been working in our community over 65 years, improving the quality of life for local citizens, friends and neighbors.

By funding 36 community-based health and human service programs in partnership with 24 nonprofit partners, over 500 volunteers and over 10,000 donors,…


November 04, 2018

Nash Community College President Bill Carver announced Monday the naming of the Rocky Mount Rotary Open Door Scholars Program.

The scholarship, established in 2016 and funded by the annual Tackle the Tar event, provides educational opportunities for NCC students to acquire the skills needed to…


October 28, 2018

November promises to be a busy month both inside and outside of the library.

Early voting for the 2018 General Election is now in full swing. Members of the community can vote at Braswell Memorial Library or at the Nash County Agriculture Center in Nashville. The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7…


October 21, 2018

Edgecombe Community College is leading the way for students who want to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

This week, Dr. Greg McLeod, president of ECC, and Dr. Karrie Dixon, chancellor of Elizabeth City State University, met to discuss partnerships between the two schools, including…


October 14, 2018

Youth motivational speaker, best-selling author and TV personality Josh Shipp once stated, “Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success.”

There are many caring adults in the Rocky Mount community who want to see all of our youth succeed and who realize that their success is…

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