June 26, 2017

Though summer may mean a break from school for most kids, for many children in the Twin Counties, it also means a less-welcome break from a reliable food source.

In Edgecombe County alone, more than 5,500 children depend on the schools to provide free breakfast and lunch each weekday. Without this…

Evening Optimist Club awards scholarships

June 26, 2017

Caroline Forrester and Rodolfo Salazar Jr. each were recently awarded $1,500 scholarships from the Rocky Mount Evening Optimist Club.

Open to high school seniors throughout the Twin Counties, the awards are presented to students who are determined through an essay to best represent the tenets…

Spring Hope firm bets on hemp

June 25, 2017

A Spring Hope hemp plant is continuing its efforts to make hemp the next cash crop for local farmers.

Industrial Hemp Manufacturing on N.C. 581 in Spring Hope, a subsidiary of Hemp Inc, recently announced its farming associates, who are licensed by the N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission, have…

Elks honor Nash County manager

June 25, 2017

Nash County Manager Zee Lamb recently was honored by the Rocky Mount Elks Lodge.

In an annual observance of Flag Day, the local lodge presented Lamb with a U.S. flag at a ceremony held June 15. Officially, Flag Day is celebrated nationally on June 14 annually.

By order of the national…