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September 20, 2017

Local Government Federal Credit Union recently awarded scholarships to Tanner Boone of Rocky Mount and Joshua Boyd from Elm City. 

Boone and Boyd will use the scholarship to study at N.C. State University and are two of 120 deserving high school seniors and post-secondary students that…

September 20, 2017

The city of Rocky Mount has now implemented an automated calling system to remind customers of their utility payments.

Business manager Latasha Hall said customers will receive a call anytime their bill is past due.

“This is a courtesy reminder,” she said. “We will not…

September 19, 2017

September is National Recovery Month and local organizations are hosting three events this week to educate the public and support people recovering from substance use disorders.

Nash Community College will host a Recovery Celebration Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the…

September 19, 2017

Peacemakers of Rocky Mount will host its annual Hope Banquet fundraiser at 7 p.m. Oct. 5. at Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.

“This will be an incredible evening as we come together to celebrate the great things God is doing in South Rocky Mount through Peacemakers and look forward to…


September 18, 2017

The Harrison Family YMCA in Rocky Mount is offering the community a 100 percent money-back guarantee for anyone who joins as a member during the month of September.

Because the YMCA is an organization known for its welcoming atmosphere with programs and services available to fit the whole…


September 17, 2017

Nash Community College recently announced the establishment of the Thomas Cliett Family Culinary Scholarship.

The endowed scholarship was established by Anne D. Cliett in memory of her husband, Thomas Cliett, to assist students in pursuit of an associate degree in culinary arts.

“We are so…


September 16, 2017

Corey Lamont Odom of Rocky Mount has been named Weldon City Schools 2017-18 Teacher Of The Year.

The announcement was made during the opening convocation on Aug. 23 at Halifax Community College.

Odom has been a teacher with Weldon City Schools for 18 years, serving as an Exceptional Children's…


September 15, 2017

The Edgecombe County Law Enforcement Association has presented the Edgecombe Community College Foundation with a donation of nearly $30,000.

The gift will support scholarships for qualified students enrolled in Basic Law Enforcement Training at ECC.

BLET School Director Bernie Taylor said the funds…


September 15, 2017

Several community leaders will be honored this weekend.

A community service awards event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Booker T. Theater at 170 E. Thomas St. in downtown Rocky Mount. Local businessman Wallace Cherry said the honorees consist of people who are activists, entrepreneurs,…

September 14, 2017

Area residents will have a chance Friday to clean their cars while helping to raise money for the Down East Partnership for Children.

Tidal Wave Spa Carwash is hosting a Charity Day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. The Partnership will have staff present from noon to 6 p.m. with information to share…

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