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February 20, 2018

A re-creation of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s first ever “I Have a Dream” speech in Rocky Mount and a fundraising event to help fund a feature-length documentary film about the speech will take place during Black History Month this week in Rocky Mount.

The city of…


Nash board mulls motto for buildings

February 20, 2018

The Nash County Board of Commissioners is establishing a committee to explore whether it should place “In God We Trust” on its public buildings.

The move came after a presentation Monday from Rick Lanier, a former Davidson County commissioner who is asking local governments across the…


Father writes book to cope with death of his son

February 20, 2018

Rudy G. Hoggard exposes his journey of grief through the book, “A Place Called Grief,’ about the death of his 27-year-old son, Eben.

Eben was killed on his motorcycle on Sept. 24, 2007, in Virginia on the way to work when a vehicle turned left in front of him in the Newport…


4-H raises funds for camp trip

February 19, 2018

An annual indoor yard sale was held Saturday to help raise money for a youth Nash County 4-H club out of town camp trips.

Melissa Winner, a 4-H adult volunteer at the Nash County Agriculture Center, said this was the sixth year of the yard sale as proceeds went to the Quadpods Livestock Judging…