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For 43 years, members of the Phillips/Bricks Alumni Association have met during the Memorial Day weekend for fun and fellowship and to plan programs and projects that will perpetuate the ideals and keep alive the rich heritage of the two schools.

N.C. Wesleyan College will hold its 65th annual New Student Convocation on Aug. 24 at The Dunn Center. The keynote speaker for this year’s event will be local author and entrepreneur Etaf Rum.

Nash Community College’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has been reaffirmed.

N.C. Wesleyan College recently finalized an agreement with the Irish American Scholars/Study USA Program in partnership with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.

Abbey Brake, daughter of Steven and Nancy Brake of Pinetops, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.

The N.C. School Superintendents’ Association recently announced the selection of Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent Valerie H. Bridges as the recipient of the Dr. Brad Sneeden Leadership Award.

SouthWest Edgecombe High School head men’s basketball Coach Michael Mosely recently was awarded the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s Homer Thompson Memorial “Eight Who Make A Difference” Award.

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Emily Willow Cheston recently graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs with a certificate in African American Studies.

After more than a year, it’s finally time to put away the sweatpants and pull out those work clothes again as offices across the Rocky Mount and the country begin to safely reopen at limited capacities and welcome back employees who have been working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Selected works are on display by Hobson Pittman, Edgecombe County’s most notable artist, following the Tarboro-Edgecombe Public Arts Commission’s reopening of the historic Blount-Bridgers House and the Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery following an extended closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edgecombe Community College has been ranked No. 5 in the Southeast in “Best for Vets: Career and Technical Colleges 2021” by Military Times magazine.

As I have stated previously, for businesses that received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan that was forgiven, it is not income for federal income tax purposes and you are allowed to deduct the business expenses that you paid with the PPP funds.

Garrett Graham of Rocky Mount will join outstanding middle and high school students from across the nation this summer to take part in a unique academic and career oriented development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum Explore STEM, at UNC-Greensboro.