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June 27, 2017

A total of 38 Tar River Academy Class of 2017 seniors turned their tassels during the June 9 graduation ceremony that was held in the school auditorium.

The graduates have exciting futures to look forward to, as a total of 16 students will attend two-year colleges, three will join the military and…


Evening Optimist Club awards scholarships

June 26, 2017

Caroline Forrester and Rodolfo Salazar Jr. each were recently awarded $1,500 scholarships from the Rocky Mount Evening Optimist Club.

Open to high school seniors throughout the Twin Counties, the awards are presented to students who are determined through an essay to best represent the tenets…


Elks honor Nash County manager

June 25, 2017

Nash County Manager Zee Lamb recently was honored by the Rocky Mount Elks Lodge.

In an annual observance of Flag Day, the local lodge presented Lamb with a U.S. flag at a ceremony held June 15. Officially, Flag Day is celebrated nationally on June 14 annually.

By order of the national…


Ham radio operators to sponsor Field Day

June 24, 2017

Members of the Tar River Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise today and Sunday at the American Red Cross office at 326 S. Franklin St.

Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public…