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…

Novel honors life of Buck Leonard

December 09, 2018

Renowned author Douglas Quinn of the recently penned "Cornfield Boys" and illustrator Donna Higgins-Colson made a recent visit to the home place of Baseball Hall of Famer Walter "Buck" Leonard.

Inspired by the love of baseball, Quinn discovered a set of Negro League players baseball cards…

Garden Club studies holiday floral arrangements

December 08, 2018

The Rocky Mount Garden Club hosted its recent meeting with a class on fresh floral arrangements just in time for the holidays.

Ladies brought different cut flowers, greenery and pumpkins for the hands-on meeting. Garden Club member Kathy Hutcheson hosted the program and previously asked members to…