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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…


NCC CDL program receives Ambassador Award

December 07, 2018

The Nash Community College Ambassador Award is given each year to a full-time employee or group of employees who provide outstanding representation of the college in the community.

The 2018 recipient is the NCC CDL program.

Nash Community College and SAGE Corp., the nation’s premier operator…