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March 25, 2019

Almost every Monday morning for nearly a year, Katie Moss has stopped by the Danny Talbott Cancer Center to deliver three fresh flower arrangements to brighten up the spaces used by patients dealing with cancer.

Moss, a senior at Rocky Mount High School, lost her grandfather to cancer and…


March 25, 2019

Retirement is bittersweet for Rocky Mount Fire Chief Mike Varnell.

The city threw Varnell a big farewell party Thursday attended by colleagues and old friends like former City Manager Charles Penny and Assistant City Manager Tasha Logan Ford.

But the fanfare was over Friday morning as Varnell sat…


March 25, 2019

A gathering of business and industry leaders, health care officials and educational leaders is being prepared to come up with solutions for the need to fill numerous future jobs in Edgecombe and Nash counties.

The Twin Counties Industry Consortium is set for 8-10 a.m. on April 12 at Benvenue…

March 25, 2019

Nathan Broce is quick to speak about the effect the Boy Scouts had on him when he was growing up in West Virginia.

“Scouting made me the person I am today,” said Broce, 29.

Broce became an Eagle Scout and his parents held many different volunteer positions with the Boy Scouts in the…


March 25, 2019

An estimated 5,000 school-age youth in the Edgecombe and Nash county area heard a message of hope and saw a display of brute strength last week when West Edgecombe Baptist Church brought Team Impact's program to the community.

The five-day visit by the Coppell, Texas-based evangelistic team is the…


March 24, 2019

Gov. Roy Cooper, a native son of Nash County, was the keynote speaker Saturday at the 2019 North Carolina Youth of the Year Awards Luncheon hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs at the Rocky Mount Event Center

This was Cooper’s first visit to the event center since its completion.

“It is…


March 24, 2019

Some teachers in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools reportedly wore black on Thursday as a silent protest against the Finance Committee’s recommendation on Monday that 35 percent of their local supplement pay be reduced for the remainder of the academic year.

The recommendation came as a last-…

March 24, 2019

Rocky Mount city officials are inviting the community to a public information session on the planned downtown multi-family workforce housing development on Tarboro Street.

The session is set for 5 to 7 p.m. April 2 in the Biotech Auditorium at Edgecombe Community College.

The session is…

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March 24, 2019

American Legion Post 58 on Thursday mornings is a scene of veterans who define camaraderie.

Located at 2731 N. Church St., veterans who served in the nation's war eras stop by the local home of the patriotic organization to enjoy coffee, doughnuts and conversation.

"I come over here every Thursday…


March 24, 2019

Nash Community College Computer Information Technologies instructor Amy Vester has been selected as the college’s 2019 J. Edgar and Peggie T. Moore Excellence in Teaching Award recipient.

Excellence in Teaching Award nominees are full-time faculty members chosen annually through a peer…

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