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Harrison Family YMCA, N.C. Wesleyan host Color Run

Organizers of the Harrison Family YMCA's latest fundraiser are calling the effort a shining success. The Harrison family YMCA partnered on Saturday with N.C. Wesleyan College to hold the first ever Chance For All Color Run 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run on the college's campus. The event, which raised money to

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 04:11:01

Fundraiser to aid cancer center

A young professional organization created to support the Nash UNC Health Care Foundation's purpose of advancing the mission of Nash UNC Health Care is hosting a fundraising dinner to help support an important cause. The Young Ambassadors Circle Steering Committee is hosting its Farm-to-Table Dinner

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Our View: Pitch in to help clean up the area

People throughout the Twin Counties have an opportunity to help clean up the area The Twin Counties Big Sweep, organized each year by Keep America Beautiful of Nash & Edgecombe Counties, launched Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 15. It's a great way for civic clubs, neighborhood groups, churches, scho

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Motorcycle ride held for injured Pitt County deputy, wife

WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - The roar of engines ready to ride 70 miles to Wilson and back, in honor of a couple who can't ride- Pitt County Deputy Brian Cox and his wife, Wendy Cox. The event was held at Hometown Harley-Davidson in Winterville. "We get the community to gather around and come out to s

WNCT - 2017-09-23 22:39:57

River Bend hires new police chief

RIVER BEND, NC (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina town has a new top cop, five months after the death of their police chief. River Bend has promoted Sgt. Sean Joll to police chief. The chief's job became vacant after Chief Ryland Matthews suddenly died in April. Joll worked for the Rocky Mount Police Dep

WITN - 2017-09-22 18:10:00

Speak Up: City convenience

A good number of people like to live just out beyond the city limits. They like the things a city has to offer, but they don't like city taxes or the city meddling in their affairs. They figure it is the best of both worlds. I've heard it described as country living and city convenience. If you ride

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 04:12:08

City hires new assistant city manager

A Rocky Mount administrator who also worked for Greenville has been hired to fill the assistant city manager post vacated by the retiring Merrill Flood, the city announced on Friday. Ken Graves currently serves as the director of planning and development for Rocky Mount. He was hired by City Manager

DAILY REFLECTOR - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Council to recognize downtown successes

The Rocky Mount City Council is set to recognize the city's Main Street status among other actions Monday afternoon. A presentation of the 2017 National Main Street Center and N.C. Main Street Award recognizing the city of Rocky Mount Main Street Program as a Main Street America Accredited Program w

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 04:42:12

Distinguished Young Women vie for scholarships

The 37th annual Distinguished Young Women of Rocky Mount program will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at The Dunn Center for The Performing Arts at N.C. Wesleyan College. Tickets can be purchased in advance from a participants for $15 or at the door for $20. Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Alabama, Distinguis

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2017-09-22 04:15:30

Chess champion to play exhibition matches at Imperial Centre

Jude Acers will play simultaneous games of chess on Oct. 8 at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. rules An international chess champion is set to take on all comers - at the same time - at the Imperial Centre next month. Jude Acers, U.S. World chessmaster and former Eastern North Caroli

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2017-09-22 04:04:56

Nash Democrats select new party chairman

Local Democrats have a new leader with a goal of concentrating on bread-and-butter issues. Nashville resident Dwight Jordan said he plans to keep local folks abreast of the issues that impact their pocketbooks. "These are challenging times for working families, teachers, students and our senior citi

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2017-09-22 23:59:59

Morgan Street Food Hall delays opening, chefs on the move, and more foodie news

Morgan Street Food Hall, one of two food halls planned for downtown Raleigh, has adjusted its timeline for opening with early 2018 as the new projection. The food hall originally had been projected to open by late summer, according to previous news releases. This week, the Hibernian Hospitality-owne

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2017-09-21 21:29:00

Country legend John Conlee's 'Rose Colored Glasses' remains a personal favorite

John Conlee may be a "Common Man," as he proclaims in one of his chart-topping hits. But his legendary career has been marked by uncommonly good songs and an uncommon voice. With his distinctively expressive baritone gracing such heartfelt country sentiments as "In My Eyes" and "Backside of Thirty,"

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2017-09-21 15:30:00

Country store, where everybody knows your name

The country store in the past was an important institution. It was a place to shop, socialize and discuss politics, and it was a place where you never had to introduce yourself. A few old-fashioned country stores still exist, yet they are not as numerous as they used to be, since most people these d


James Raymond Wells Jr.

James Raymond Wells Jr. lived a full life to 101 years old and passed away peacefully on Sept. 14, 2017 in Fort Myers, Florida. He and his wife Ellen Dundon Wells were married for almost 71 years. Ellen and their daughter, Karen Turner, live on Sanibel Island, Florida, and their daughter, Barbara We


Bridge club names recent winners

Kairos Church Ministries, 1003 Lodge St., will have a food giveaway beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Amazing Grace Church located at 907 Atlantic St. will have a family and friends community fun day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 with games, food and fun. The event is free and open


God's unconditional love and our imperfect imitation

Six months ago, on March 11, I wrote the column that was to be the basis for all my ruminations on Martin Luther, his theological insights and the historical ramifications of his words and actions that sparked the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago. I wrote an article on the unconditional love of


Follow God's path, respect and appreciate your parents

I remember growing up as a youth in the '70s and '80s. We respected our parents and ate supper as a family. Looking back on those years, I realize how much has truly changed. We have gone from family values to a fast-paced world of fast food and not stopping to smell the roses God created. If we co


Rude questions belittle and harass

My wife and I have this friend who is quite beautiful. No, really. She's one of those women that people see and say out loud, "You know, she's really pretty" and they mean it. One guy, apparently stupefied by her appearance, struggled to mutter something and simply said "Stay pretty" and nothing el


Fire chief hangs up his helmet after 50 years

Don Oliver was just 2 years old when he had his first encounter with firefighters, but it was a pairing that lasted a lifetime. It all started when Oliver's mother had the toddler stand near the Christmas tree for a New Year's Eve photograph in his hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota. Oliver said he dec