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March 22, 2017

The N.C. Wesleyan College Dance Team recently took first place in Epic Dance Nationals "Reach the Beach" competition in Ocean City, Md.

The judges commended the team on their energy, choreography and enthusiasm.

According to Cheer and Dance Coach Kayla Wygal, most teams practice every day in…


NCC plans record commencement ceremonies

March 21, 2017

Nash Community College celebrates 50 years of student success this year and is planning once again record commencement exercises for May.

The Adult High School and General Education Development commencement ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. May 11 in the Nash Community College Brown Auditorium. Pam…


Rocky Mount native honored for motorsports journalism

March 20, 2017

Veteran motorsports journalist Al Pearce, a native of Rocky Mount, has been named recipient of the National Motorsports Press Association's 2016 Pocono Spirit Award. Pearce was one of the NMPA's four nominees, and earned the annual honor over Chris Osborne of Joe Gibbs Racing, the late motorsports…


New programs to aid Parkinson's patients

March 19, 2017

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60.

Despite medical advances, a diagnosis still depends primarily on identifying the core symptoms — tremor, slowness and stiffness — as originally described by James…