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April 28, 2016

People from across the Twin Counties came Wednesday to be involved in a traditional event hosted by the United Way Tar River Region.

The local United Way held its ninth annual Community Champions’ Luncheon in the Dunn Center at N.C. Wesleyan College. Ginny Mohrbutter, executive...


Local girl to compete in state pageant

April 27, 2016

Nadia Chanel Cooper, 5, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss North Carolina Pageant to be held June 25 at the Marriott Winston-Salem Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem.

The pageant is held for girls ages 4 through 6. The winner will receive a $1,...


Nash Central Middle student awarded full scholarship to RMA

April 26, 2016

Griffin Wingfield has been awarded this year’s Ann MacPherson Weaver Memorial Scholarship at Rocky Mount Academy.

An eighth-grader at Nash Central Middle School, Wingfield will attend RMA in the fall on a full-tuition scholarship, valued at more than $48,000 for four years....


YMCA launches annual campaign

April 25, 2016

The Harrison Family YMCA Staff of Directors and Campaign Volunteers kicked off the community phase of the YMCA’s 2016 annual campaign on March 30 to ensure that everyone in the area has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and...