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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,…


J.A.K.E.S. Day takes youth into nature

September 24, 2017

NASHVILLE — A nationally known event aimed at getting young people active and raising awareness about wildlife conservation returned to Nash County Saturday at a well-known local farm.

Rose Hill Farm at 3881 Rose Hill Lane hosted the Tar River Chapter of the National Wild Turkey…


Distinguished Young Women vie for scholarships

September 24, 2017

The 37th annual Distinguished Young Women of Rocky Mount program will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at The Dunn Center for The Performing Arts at N.C. Wesleyan College.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from a participants for $15 or at the door for $20.

Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Alabama,…


Minority businesses face challenges

September 23, 2017

Small businesses looking to grow in the marketplace face several obstacles, especially those ran by people of color.

According to a recent report by the N.C. Justice Center’s Budget & Tax Center, businesses owned by minorities or people deemed to be historically disadvantaged have faced…