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December 13, 2018

The winner of the LSV Scholarship Fund fundraiser “Win This Quilt” was Catherine Blackwell of Rocky Mount.

Blackwell was not present when Carmelo Gorham drew her name from the drawing box on Dec. 8 at Abrams Restaurant in Pinetops, but she was very happy to get the call. She said it was…


AgCarolina Farm Credit aids Toys for Tots

December 12, 2018

AgCarolina Farm Credit recently announced a record donation of toys from members and employees for local needy children.

Nearly 950 toys were collected in the fourth year of AgCarolina’s participation in the toy drive.

The Toys for Tots campaign began in September in conjunction with member…


Sheriff addresses Black High School Alumni Reunion

December 11, 2018

The Booker T. Washington Resource Center was the host of the 11th anniversary of the N.C. Association of Black High School Alumni Reunion.

Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson was the keynote speaker.

“Testing, testing: 1-2-3” was how Atkinson started his presentation. He told the…


Rocky Mount native, media personality, dies at 89

December 10, 2018

Samuel William Bland Jr., born April 14, 1929, in Rocky Mount, died Nov. 9 in Harrisonburg, Va.

He was born the son of Samuel W. Bland Sr. and Pearl Whitfield Bland and was a graduate of Rocky Mount Senior High School.

He assisted his family with the grocery store they owned, worked with the…