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May 13, 2018

Spring is here, and so are the many events presented by PNC and spearheaded by the Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation department.

May 18 is the date for the kickoff of Lawn Chair Theater, a special night of fun for the family with live music, bounce houses, activities and vendors. Hosted by the city…


May 06, 2018

Thank you to all who helped the Down East Partnership for Children celebrate the Week of the Young Child.

It was a wonderful celebration that brought hundreds of children, families, community, faith and business leaders together to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance of early care…


April 29, 2018

Keep America Beautiful of Nash & Edgecombe Counties partnered with the city of Rocky Mount Tree Power and raised awareness of litter prevention, recycling and community beautification with local students through the Litter Art Show Program Exhibit.

The exhibit has been on display in the Craft…


April 22, 2018

Nash Community College prepares students for university transfer and real-world careers.

Over the years, numerous graduates and students have ranked among top scholars.

NCC graduate Cerita Kabryn Mattison recently was selected for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer…


April 15, 2018

One of my favorite library story time songs is, "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands."

I can always get a room full of 3- to 5-year-olds to clap their hands, stomp their feet and shout, “Hooray!”

Good for them, because happiness and positivity provide big bonuses in life.…


April 08, 2018

Keihin Carolina System Technology. Cummins. Tyson. Bridgestone. ABB. LS Cable & System. SwimWays. Triangle Tire. Corning.

Companies in our region need skilled workers. Edgecombe Community College is the training solution.

According to the National Association of Manufacturers, over the next…


April 01, 2018

Citizen involvement is important to the city of Rocky Mount, and there are numerous ways residents can get involved in local government.

This participation equates to having individual’s voices heard and opinions relayed to the Rocky Mount City Council through our various boards and…


March 25, 2018

Thank you to so many people for helping make the United Way’s Tar River Chefs Showcase such a success.

Our signature event, held on Tuesday at Nash Community College’s Brown Auditorium, brought together people from all across our community. It was a wonderful showcase of not only great…

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