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May 30, 2017

More than 350 people came out to the Veteran’s Memorial at Jack Laughery Park on Monday as the Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties honored the memories of the fallen heroes of the Twin Counties on Memorial Day.

“This crowd here today is a representation of a rising…


Nash UNC Health Care honors nurses

May 30, 2017

Nash UNC Health Care announced that Glenda Avery has been recognized as the 2017 Nurse of the Year at an awards ceremony held May 8 in the hospital.

Other top winners included Ryan Griffin, Nurse Manager/Director of the Year; Surgical Tech of the Year: Cheryl Joyner; and Friend of Nursing: Dr.…


Effort honors soldiers lost in Vietnam

May 29, 2017

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how valuable is a photograph of a fallen war hero compared to just a name etched on a memorial wall?

A new Vietnam Memorial under construction in Washington, D.C., will display photos of the fallen along with their names and ranks. The Faces Never Forgotten…


Rotary Club supports NC READS effort

May 29, 2017

The Rocky Mount Rotary Club delivered over 1,000 new books to Red Oak Elementary School on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The books were donated in support of the NC READS initiative of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and will be distributed to students at the beginning of the summer.…