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July 25, 2016 - 28 minutes ago

In the next four years, the Federal Aviation Administration predicts that there will be seven million unmanned aircraft in the United States.

“This is not a fad,” assures J. Lynn Cale, associate vice president of instruction at Edgecombe Community College. “The applications for…


North East Prep students attend national Jr. Beta Convention

July 24, 2016

This summer, four North East Carolina Preparatory School students attended the National Jr. Beta Club convention — a first for any of the school’s club members.

The convention, held in New Orleans, La., hosted approximately 14,000 students and sponsors from across the nation and…


Thirteen students awarded Kitty Powell scholarships

July 23, 2016

The Board of Directors of the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund recently awarded $7,000 to 13 students.

The Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 to provide education assistance to members of the Rocky Mount bowling community. The scholarship is named for Kitty Powell who was the long-…


League of Women Voters helps young people register to vote

July 22, 2016

The League of Women Voters Twin Counties chapter registered 426 young voters throughout Edgecombe and Nash counties during February and March of this year.

The Twin Counties League was one of three League of Women Voters chapters in North Carolina awarded a $1,000 grant by the League of Women…