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November 24, 2017

Break out the rakes, the city of Rocky Mount is collecting loose leaves through mid-December.

During the popular annual program, crews collect leaves and pine straw every other week on designated north and south routes, said Jonathan Boone, the city's director of Public Works and Water Resources.…


NCC Foundation awards scholarships

November 23, 2017

The NCC Foundation awarded $262,335 in scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.

Approximately 217 students received scholarships at the 42nd annual Scholarship Awards Program held Nov. 2.

Recalling her experience as a young student, NCC alumna and Foundation Board President Robyn Perkerson said,…


YMCA to offer Black Friday specials

November 22, 2017

The Harrison Family YMCA is offering special pricing on Black Friday.

“This year, the Y is changing the way we think about shopping,” said Alyssa Matthews, marketing and development director at the Harrison Family YMCA. “Consider giving the gift of health this year with the…


State group honors Nash-Rocky Mount maintenance work

November 19, 2017

Elbert Purvis, a maintenance employee for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, has been named the 2017 North Carolina Maintenance Employee of the Year.

The honor was revealed at the 45th annual Eastern Convention and Workshop of the North Carolina Public School Maintenance Association held in late…