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February 19, 2017

North Carolina Connections Academy, the state’s full-time, tuition-free, online public charter school for grades K-10, has learned a valuable lesson in helping others who are less fortunate.

Students, teachers and staff collected and delivered a truckload of items to help students from the…


Heritage group honors ancestors by preserving gravesites

February 18, 2017

The George Ricks, Miles Bobbitt and Viverette-Williams cemeteries in Nash County recently were cleaned over a two-weekend period by members of Robert Henry Ricks Camp #75 and William Dorsey Pender Camp #1916 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

These cleanups were performed in honor of individual…


ECC instructor named to N.C. MLK Commission

February 17, 2017

Jacquie Jeffers, adjunct humanities instructor at Edgecombe Community College, has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission.

She is one of 16 people who sit on the statewide commission, which works to encourage appropriate ceremonies and activities…


Eastern Star chapter aids Ronald McDonald House

February 16, 2017

Creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children is the mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Nashville Chapter #332 of the Order of the Eastern Star, along with all the other chapters across North Carolina, has had the privilege of…