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February 20, 2017

The N.C. State Board of Education voted earlier this month to approve a three-year charter renewal term for Rocky Mount Preparatory School. 

The charter school, which began operations in 1997, is one of the oldest charter schools in the state, and the school’s most recent charter expires…


Grant boosts Civitan's Backpack buddies program

February 20, 2017

Pay It Forward Civitan’s Backpack Buddies Program is continuing to grow thanks to a grant from Tyson Foods.

Pay It Forward Civitan Director and Tyson Foods-Tarboro employee Robin Sanders applied for the $25,200 grant to further benefit the food insecure children of Nash and Edgecombe counties…


Event aims to empower young women

February 19, 2017

Stand-up comedian and motivational speaker Les Long pulled no punches when talking to the several young girls in the audience at the 2017 Young Ladies Empowerment Series on Saturday at Rocky Mount Middle School.

While on the stage of the school’s auditorium, Long spoke candidly about the…


Online charter school aids Boys & Girls Clubs

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…