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August 20, 2019

Frank Hernandez hopes to be able to help about 80 kids get tucked into soft warm beds in the coming months after a Sleep in Heavenly Peace community build project on Saturday at Lowe's Home Improvement.

Hernandez, the volunteer executive director of the Rocky Mount chapter of Sleep in Heavenly…


Girl Scouts gather for reunion

August 20, 2019

Thirteen Girl Scouts who live in the area and some of their mothers hugged and laughed and cried as they reminisced over pictures of their past together during a recent reunion in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Watkins.

They made a story book history in the 1970s. Children were different in the…


Sheriff, NBA star help area students

August 19, 2019

You could hear the disappointment in Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson’s voice as about 25 volunteers, many in the uniform of the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, awaited the arrival of the first person at Friday’s collaboration to help some of Edgecombe County’s less…


Stay calm, breathe better with cardiac rehab

August 19, 2019

Janey Richardson, 70, of Castalia, said there is nothing more scary than feeling like you can’t breathe.

Richardson said she experiences a sense of helplessness when she is trying to take a deep breath and her body will not cooperate.

“It’s a terrible feeling and I wouldn’t…