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December 24, 2017

As you celebrate the holiday season and greet the New Year, Keep America Beautiful of Nash & Edgecombe Counties encourages proper and safe transporting of holiday decorations and real Christmas trees to recycling centers.

There are convenience center sites in Nash County and Edgecombe County…


December 17, 2017

“This year marks fifty years that Nash Community College has been serving our region. Memories fade and most people have forgotten that Nash Technical Institute began at Benvenue High School and later in the old Stoney Creek building. These humble beginnings make us appreciative of where we…


December 10, 2017

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 can't read that favorite…


December 03, 2017

Students can still sign up today for holiday break classes at Edgecombe Community College and add a few credit hours to their transcripts.

The online College Transfer classes begin tomorrow and end Jan. 5. These five-week classes cover the same amount of material as traditional semester classes, so…


November 26, 2017

I absolutely love the holidays, including the decorations and holiday festivities, spending time with family and friends, along with the congenial atmosphere that you will often find this time of the year.

That’s why I was pleased when staff informed me of the many Holiday Happenings taking…


November 19, 2017

Have you heard that Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is coming to Nash and Edgecombe counties? Thanks to the N.C. General Assembly and Smart Start, free books will be heading to the homes of young children under the age of five who sign up for this opportunity.

The Imagination Library is a…


November 12, 2017

Thanks to the efforts of more than 420 volunteers making a mighty impact on the Twin Counties, an estimated 5,000 pounds of litter and debris was removed from roadsides, waterways, nature trails, parks and public lands during the Twin Counties Big Sweep.

Keep America Beautiful of Nash &…


November 05, 2017

Nash Community College broke ground on two new buildings on Oct. 12 for Advanced Manufacturing and Cosmetology. The facilities are slated to open in the summer of 2018.

“Good projects take all kinds of leadership to spur people to action. This expansion project, like many of the programs at…


October 29, 2017

November is shaping up to be a great month for programs at Braswell Memorial Library.

On Nov. 7, writer and documentary film-maker Craig Dudnick will set the stage for Chicago in 1966 when Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. James Bevel and the Rev. Jesse Jackson joined together to fight racism and…


October 22, 2017

Local officials, Edgecombe County residents and other stakeholders joined Edgecombe Community College students, employees and retirees Oct. 2-6 to celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary.

The institution was founded Oct. 5, 1967. Tied to the theme “Giving Our Community an Edge for 50…

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