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September 25, 2017

A musical showcase aimed at raising money and awareness for Nash County’s high school marching bands hit all the right notes on Saturday.

The marching bands of Northern Nash High, Nash Central High, Southern Nash High and Rocky Mount High banded together for the first time for a showcase…


Events to celebrate Monk’s 100th birthday

September 25, 2017

Several events have been lined up in Rocky Mount to celebrate a notable jazz pianist legend.

The Rocky Mount/Edgecombe Community Development Corp. will be holding its 18th annual Thelonious Monk Jazz Festival on Oct. 6-7. The occasion will mark the 100th birthday of Monk, who was born on Oct. 10,…


Rotary Club awards scholarship funds to colleges

September 25, 2017

The Rocky Mount Rotary Club recently presented checks to Edgecombe Community College, Nash Community College and N.C. Wesleyan College based on the funds the club raised during its Tackle the Tar Mud Run & Fun Day on May 20 at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex.

Funds were raised by charging a…


Harrison Family YMCA, N.C. Wesleyan host Color Run

September 24, 2017

Organizers of the Harrison Family YMCA’s latest fundraiser are calling the effort a shining success.

The Harrison family YMCA partnered on Saturday with N.C. Wesleyan College to hold the first ever Chance For All Color Run 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run on the college’s campus. The event,…