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October 08, 2019

NASHVILLE — In an apparently miraculous turn of events, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools suddenly has found enough money to pay off the $800,000 advanced to it by the Nash County Board of Commissioners at the end of the last fiscal year.

In May, the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education voted to…

October 08, 2019

North East Carolina Prep School officials placed the school on a soft lockdown Monday morning after live rounds of ammunition were found on campus.

“They found .22-caliber rounds in the parking lot, so they went into soft lockdown,” said Tarboro Chief of Police Jesse Webb.

An email sent…


October 07, 2019

W.A. Patillo Middle School recently received an NC Schools Go Outside Grant from the N.C. Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council.

The $1,500 grant will be used toward the costs for teacher Amanda Mongillo to take her Girls 4 STEAM Club to AstroCamp in Clover, Va. The club plans to attend the camp in…

October 04, 2019

Nashville Elementary School students wore hats to school Thursday to show their support for a wounded schoolmate who was shot last month during a drive-by shooting.

Students at the school were encouraged to wear a hat and pay $1 for the privilege, though a donation was not required as a part of the…


October 03, 2019

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson has declared October School Safety and Kindness Month and local school officials are getting behind the launch of the new Kindness Campaign.

Inspired by the strength and resiliency of the students and staff of Butler High School after a tragic…

October 03, 2019

The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education will be holding both a work session and a regular school board meeting on Monday with discussions ranging from graduation venues to school closings.

According to agendas posted this week by the school district, the work session will be held at 5 p.m. in the…

September 22, 2019

A new charter school may be on the horizon for the Twin Counties as soon as next year.

According to information recently released by the state Department of Public Instruction, a new charter school called New Generation Charter Academy hopes to open in Edgecombe County in the fall of 2020.



September 21, 2019

The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education hosted the first of two public forums Thursday night to seek input about the qualities community and staff members want in the next superintendent of the school district.

The event was held in the media center of Southern Nash High School. The forum was…


September 20, 2019

While Rocky Mount Preparatory School suffered some setbacks at the high school level this past academic year, its overall school performance score improved as did its growth score.

For the first time since the 2015-16 school year, Rocky Mount Prep met expected academic growth, according to data…

September 18, 2019

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools announced Tuesday that the school district is undergoing a comprehensive reorganization that will eliminate two cabinet level positions and result in substantial savings for the cash-strapped school district.

The chief of staff position formerly occupied by Brian…

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