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September 17, 2017

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Braswell Memorial Library joins the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to encourage parents and caregivers to give the children in their lives the educational boost that comes with having a library card.

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Mary Tom Bass: ECC celebrates 50th anniversary

September 10, 2017

October marks 50 years since the establishment of Edgecombe Community College.

The institution was founded Oct. 5, 1967. In August 1968, 64 students and 14 faculty members began the first classes at Edgecombe Technical Institute. Students enrolled in auto mechanics, cosmetology, welding and a…


Rochelle Small-Toney: September is special month for seniors

September 03, 2017

For me, it’s hard to believe but I am now classified as a senior citizen.

With this classification comes many perks, like discounts at area restaurants, access to various classes and programs at the Rocky Mount Senior Center and membership to the renowned AARP (American Association of Retired…


Henrietta Zalkind: Campaign works to improve school attendance

August 27, 2017

It seems like we’ve reached the end of the summer so quickly.

Vacation is over and it’s time to start back to school. Let’s start with optimism and determination to have a great year. Did you know attending school regularly is essential to students gaining the academic and social…