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September 09, 2018

The 2017-18 preliminary school performance scores released this week by the state Department of Public Instruction reveal that Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools is still struggling to emerge from low-performing status overall, but is showing a marked improvement in high school performance.

The school…

September 06, 2018

TARBORO — While many local schools are disappointed in this year’s school performance scores, North East Carolina Prep, Edgecombe County’s only charter school, celebrated on Wednesday when scores were publicly released for the 2017-18 school year.

William Etheridge, executive…


September 06, 2018

Williford Elementary School is once again on the short list of six schools under consideration for the 2019-20 North Carolina Innovative School District, but Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools officials are not concerned this year.

Beginning this school year, Williford Elementary School converted to a…

September 05, 2018

Nash Community College’s Natural Sciences Department recently hosted an exhibition of plastinated cadavers for students, faculty and staff to examine real-world human anatomy.

“This is an exciting and unique experience for our students to see the human cadavers on our campus,”…


September 04, 2018

For 30 years, Ralph Webb has led the Respiratory Therapy program at Edgecombe Community College.

At 63, Webb had been thinking of life after his long career at the college, but he says he wanted to leave the program when it was at its very best. When he received word in April that the program he…


September 03, 2018

Students in Edgecombe County received a fresh batch of school supplies to kick off their new year.

The state Department of Transportation and Department of Commerce teamed up to gather donated school supplies this summer and give them to the students at Phillips Middle School and other Edgecombe…


August 28, 2018

More than 21,000 students began attending classes Monday at public schools in the Twin Counties.

About 11,200 students rode 128 buses to Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools on the first day of classes. The buses traveled roughly 15,200 miles to bring students to class, said Dr. Patricia Hollingsworth,…


August 28, 2018

The Public School Forum of NC’s Resilience and Learning Project that has been operating in Edgecombe County for the past year will expand into Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools this year.

Edgecombe County Public Schools was one of two pilot districts for the project, which works to create safer…

August 26, 2018

JaMicheal Askew, 13, has been waiting for more than a year for home to live in, but that doesn’t keep him from trying his best at school.

JaMicheal lives with his father, Tracy Askew, and three of his brothers Jaleel, 10, Juwon, 8, and Jarod, 7, at the Bassett Center in Rocky Mount. Tracy…


August 24, 2018

Edgecombe Community College began fall semester classes on Thursday with a new president, a new program and a new building in the works.

Dr. Gregory McLeod assumed the mantle of leadership on Aug. 17 and is now serving as the fifth president of the college in its more than 50-year history.

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