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April 11, 2018

Edgecombe Community College’s Practical Nursing program was recently ranked  No. 6 in the state after receiving a perfect score by a national nursing advocacy organization.

The top nine schools on the Practicalnursing.org list received a 100 percent score, and Edgecombe Community College…


April 07, 2018

Hoping to hear some jazz music this spring in Rocky Mount?

SOZO Ministries has it covered, as it will be hosting a collaborative event with the jazz bands from Rocky Mount and Nash Central high schools.

Both bands, along with guest artist and clinician Yoron Israel, will take part in a jazz…


April 04, 2018

Edgecombe Community College’s student honor society won 13 awards at the recent Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Regional Convention.

Three students and Advisor Tamara Frank-Pourvady represented ECC’s chapter, Alpha Omega Nu, at the annual convention held March 9-11 in Myrtle Beach, SC. At…


April 01, 2018

WoodmenLife is sponsoring the “America Is…” Video Contest, which aims to get elementary school students excited about their country and show pride in their school and their community.

By sharing a 30- 60 second video on the topic “What America means to me,” students…

March 31, 2018

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools has a new member of its cabinet staff.

Tremain McQueen has been named as the new chief Technology Officer of the school district, replacing Jane Finch, who retired at the end of December.

“I am grateful for the talented team that was already in place. I plan to…


March 27, 2018

Bailey Elementary School fifth-grade math and science teacher Lisa Langley was recently named as the Elementary Conservation Education Teacher of the Year.

Langley accepted the award at the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts 74th Annual Meeting on Jan. 8.



March 27, 2018

Nash Community College students, faculty and staff are preparing for spring commencement exercises which will be held May 10 and May 11.

Students will be recognized for completion of degrees, diplomas and/or certificates at the college’s fiftieth graduation ceremony.

James Fletcher…


March 24, 2018

More than 70 Williford Elementary School third-graders went to court Wednesday, accompanied by the court’s chief deputy marshal.

However, this trip to court was not an exercise in justice — it was a chance for 74 students to learn more about the N.C. Supreme Court.…

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March 21, 2018

A meeting about school safety became heated at times on Monday night as more than 70 people gathered at Nash Central Middle School to discuss ways to protect students.

Dr. Shelton Jefferies, superintendent of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, led the discussion, which focused on protecting students…

March 21, 2018

As the current expense and capital outlay joint committee met for its second meeting Tuesday, pay for principals was the main topic of discussion. 

The newly-formed committee, which is comprised of select members of the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education and the Nash County Board of…

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