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Mayor Sandy Roberson joined US Cellular officials on Wednesday to announce the three winners of the eighth annual Black History Month Art Contest with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region at a celebration at the club’s Lucy Ann Boddie Brewer Unit at 405 Raleigh Blvd.

N.C. Wesleyan University’s Teacher Education Program recently received a $30,000 Education Preparation Program grant from the state Department of Public Instruction’s Office of Exceptional Children.

Over the past several months, The Dunn Center at N.C. Wesleyan University has been the recipient of multiple grants that will allow for the renovation of various spaces in the facility.

The brothers of Epsilon Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. celebrated their 71st Founders/Charter Day program on Feb. 5 at the Word Tabernacle Impact Center in Rocky Mount.

The Edgecombe Community College community and area residents were inspired by the compelling stories of African American soldiers who fought in the Civil War on Feb. 9 during the college’s annual Black History Month celebration.

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Sherlock McDougald, dean of enrollment and financial aid at Edgecombe Community College, was an instructor at the recent Financial Aid Leadership Academy sponsored by the N.C. Community College System.

Israel James, a student at Rocky Mount High School, has been selected to represent Rocky Mount as a National Youth Delegate to the 2023 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

In honor of Black History Month, the Booker T. Theater will host “Risen Voices,” an evening of spoken word and slam poetry at 7 p.m. Friday at the historic theater on Thomas Street in downtown Rocky Mount. 

UNC Health Nash recently announced that the Nash Women’s Center has achieved the prestigious international “Baby-Friendly” designation by Baby-Friendly USA, the national authority responsible for upholding the highest standards in infant feeding care in hospitals.

Nash UNC Health Care has appointed three new members to its Board of Commissioners to fill seats left open by the departures of Melvin Mitchell, who served for nine years, Dr. Ivan Peacock, who served for nine years, and Robbie Green, who served for three years.

N.C. Wesleyan University has submitted the substantive change application for its new Master of Public Health and Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health programs to its regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Flag Raising: The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will hold a flag raising at 11 a.m. todayJan. 21 at the Jack Laughery Park. The flag presentation will be to the family of Charles “Jack” Ross Cone Jr., SGT. (T-5), U.S. Army. To honor a veteran of Nash, Edgecombe or s…

The Edgecombe Community College Division of College and Career Readiness is providing specialized support to students thanks to a partnership with the Rural Opportunity Institute.