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October 27, 2018

As school board elections draw near, District 8 incumbent Reginald Silver faces a challenge from John Jesso.

Silver did not respond to a request for an interview. However, he did speak Monday night at an education forum held at the Opportunities Industrialization Center.

“As a board member…


October 27, 2018

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will be showing off some of the changes being made at Williford Elementary School at 4 p.m. Tuesday during a special Williford Education Revitalization Program Kickoff.

“Supporters are cordially invited to attend this event as we transform lives through…

October 24, 2018

The Rocky Mount branch of the NAACP hosted a special education forum Tuesday to allow representatives of the N.C Justice Center to share information about state education. 

Two Edgecombe County principals from the school district’s northern Innovation Zone also shared strategies that…

October 20, 2018

Two candidates have stepped up to run for the District 2 seat Wendy Wilson is vacating on the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education.

Dean Edwards is a lieutenant with the State Highway Patrol and has 26 years experience in law enforcement. He said he wants to run for office because he…


October 19, 2018

The situation grew tense Thursday night during a joint meeting of Nash County commissioners and the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education as county commissioners raised questions about the school board’s consideration of cutting 13 employees from the payroll in an attempt to balance…

October 18, 2018

High school students at North East Carolina Preparatory School soon will be able to receive training in Unmanned Aircraft Systems, commonly known as drones.

The Unmanned Safety Institute recently announced that the school will be offering its Small UAS Safety Certification. The…

October 17, 2018

RED OAK — Community members gathered Tuesday night in the Red Oak Elementary School cafeteria to participate in the last of a series of three public forums held to discuss the proposal to build a new elementary school in the northern part of Nash County.

Shelton Jefferies, superintendent of…

October 17, 2018

Nash Community College in partnership with Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will host a “Career in a Year” Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23.

The event will highlight programs of study offered through the college’s Continuing Education department that can be completed…


October 16, 2018

Williford Elementary School likely will not be included in North Carolina’s Innovative School District in the coming year.

Dave Prickett, a spokesman for the Innovative School District, told the Telegram Monday that the school is not on the list of schools that LaTeesa Allen,…

October 16, 2018

Students can save on college application costs by applying this week to a participating North Carolina college during College Application Week.

During this week, many North Carolina colleges and universities waive application fees. Edgecombe Community College, Nash Community College and nearby…

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