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April 23, 2019

Nash-Rocky Mount Superintendent Shelton Jefferies is one of 19 educators to be selected to join the newest cohort of Broad Academy fellows.

The Broad Academy, which describes itself as the nation’s most prominent professional-development program for current and aspiring urban school-system…


April 23, 2019

A local nonprofit organization and business recently teamed up with Edgecombe Community College to equip College and Career Readiness students with skills in manufacturing.

The college’s CCR program — formerly known as Basic Skills — Rocky Mount OIC and ABB in Pinetops merged…


April 22, 2019

The Rocky Mount Comfort Inn is undergoing a major exterior renovation.

"The outside hasn't been redone in about the 25 years that the Comfort Inn has been here," General Manager Shamane Bazemore said. "So, it looked a little outdated."

Comfort Inns, franchised by Maryland-based Choice Hotels…


April 22, 2019

Last summer in preparation for the opening of the Rocky Mount Event Center, the city made improvements to parking lots owned by Edgecombe Community College as voted on by the City Council.

The city and college were to share adjoining parking lots on Tarboro Street, but the city has since approved a…

April 22, 2019

One of the two plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit in 2016 against the Edgecombe County Board of Education in the wake of a field trip allegedly involving sex, drugs and alcohol has dismissed her claims.

Kimberly Briggs, who dismissed her claims in the lawsuit at the end of March, was teaching…

April 22, 2019

The Tar Heel State's chief executive is going to be at the upcoming groundbreaking of CSX’s proposed intermodal rail facility.

Gov. Roy Cooper's spokesman, Ford Porter confirmed the gathering is on Cooper's schedule. The event is set for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Gateway Technology Center…

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April 22, 2019

Rocky Mount has several events scheduled to highlight Community Development Week and Fair Housing Month.

"We have organized a week of exciting and engaging events that focus on health, education, housing and wellness,” said Courtney Richardson, the city's special projects coordinator.…

April 22, 2019

The Harrison Family YMCA staff recently launched the community phase of the its 2019 annual support campaign to ensure that everyone in the area has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

YMCA staff, Board of…

April 22, 2019

For most, a road trip is something to look forward to; something that leads to an adventure of some sort.

For cancer patients, a road trip doesn’t always lead to something good.

Studies have shown that patients who have to travel more than 50 miles for initial diagnosis or weeks of treatments…


April 21, 2019

The National Pan-Hellenic Council of Rocky Mount recently sponsored a Financial Aid Seminar at Braswell Memorial Library.

The seminar was presented by Ray Battle, general manager of the Tar River Consumer Group LLC. He provided students and their parents or guardians with information on how, when…

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