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  • SpringBoard preps for new location

    By COREY DAVIS | February 29, 2016 - 11:41pm

    A renovated two-story mill house built in the 1800s at the Rocky Mount Mills will soon be home to the SpringBoard Lab, whose purpose is to help develop entrepreneurs throughout the Rocky Mount metropolitan area and Eastern North Carolina region.

  • Commissioner hopefuls face off in debate

    By LINDELL JOHN KAY | February 29, 2016 - 11:40pm

    SPRING HOPE – Nash County commissioner candidates revealed a couple of surprises to a packed house Monday night during a debate forum at the Spring Hope Community Center.

  • New playgrounds to be built at two city parks

    By Brie Handgraaf | February 29, 2016 - 11:39pm

    Two aged parks in Rocky Mount are set to get a boost from a national organization as part of larger renovations.

  • Edgecombe takes aim at high school literacy

    By Amelia Harper | February 29, 2016 - 11:39pm

    TARBORO – Tarboro High School Principal Robert Batts recently presented the Edgecombe County Board of Education with one of the most important issues affecting high school students in Edgecombe County and across the state: the challenge of improving high school literacy.

  • City to host mayoral conference

    From Staff Reports | February 29, 2016 - 11:37pm

    Rocky Mount will host the 2016 Metro Mayor’s Conference.

  • New cafe offers job training at NCC

    By Amelia Harper | February 28, 2016 - 7:41pm

    Nash Community College’s newest eatery is also the site of its latest efforts to provide workplace training for students preparing for basic job opportunities.

  • Job fair aims to help with employment

    By COREY DAVIS | February 28, 2016 - 7:36pm

    Job seekers looking for employment should clear out their calendars to attend an upcoming job fair this week.

  • Longtime town mayor mourned in Nashville

    By LINDELL JOHN KAY | February 28, 2016 - 7:35pm

    NASHVILLE – A retired mayor who died last week is remembered as an unparalleled leader of the local community.

  • TV show highlights local store

    By COREY DAVIS | February 28, 2016 - 7:35pm

    As a small business owner in downtown Rocky Mount, Kimberly Thigpen understands how important exposure can be to help create more buzz for her Bath Place store in the Douglas Block.

  • Jail changes positively affect inmates

    By Brie Handgraaf | February 27, 2016 - 6:31pm

    NASHVILLE – Sugar cookies and a less-itchy blanket might not seem like cause for celebration, but those are just a few of the changes recently implemented at the Nash County Detention Facility, and Nash County Capt.

  • State bond brings boost for colleges

    By Amelia Harper | February 27, 2016 - 6:30pm

    Twin Counties residents will join other voters across the state on March 15 in deciding the fate of the $2 billion Connect NC Bond.

  • New brewery opens in Tarboro

    By LINDELL JOHN KAY | February 27, 2016 - 6:30pm

    TARBORO – Beer from the Tarboro Brewing Co. is now available at local pubs with its taproom set to open soon.

  • Five students in hunt for merit scholarships

    By Amelia Harper | February 27, 2016 - 6:29pm

    Five local teens have advanced to the finalist level for the prestigious Park and Morehead-Cain Scholarships that could provide a full-ride opportunity to attend a North Carolina college.

  • International Festival puts cultures on display

    By Brie Handgraaf | February 27, 2016 - 6:29pm

    While the attire of cultures from around the world has been on display at the International Festival of Cultures in past years, this year it will be front and center during a fashion show that has been added to the festivities. “In many countries and cultures, clothing and regalia have specific meanings,” Rocky Mount Human Relations Director Archie Jones said. “We gain a better understanding and a deeper respect for these cultures when we take the time to find out the meaning behind what they wear.” The annual event will be from noon to 4 p.m.

  • Appraiser upbeat about home prices

    By COREY DAVIS | February 26, 2016 - 10:47pm

    Despite recent reports showing a sharp decline in property values, a local certified residential appraiser wants Nash County residents in Rocky Mount to understand those numbers don’t necessarily reflect the current status taking place now.

  • Local candidates square off for primary

    By LINDELL JOHN KAY | February 26, 2016 - 10:45pm

    With early voting in the March 15 primary opening Thursday in the Twin Counties, the races for county commissioner seats in Nash and Edgecombe counties look to be the most intense contests on the ballot.

  • Council retreat ends with update on diversity effort

    By Brie Handgraaf | February 26, 2016 - 10:45pm

    GREENSBORO – Rocky Mount officials wrapped up their annual retreat Friday following an update on the Diversity and Inclusion Plan. Dr.

  • Edgecombe charter school seeks new leader

    By Amelia Harper | February 26, 2016 - 10:44pm

    TARBORO – North East Carolina Preparatory School is looking for a new leader.

  • Nash County board candidates to debate

    From Staff Reports | February 26, 2016 - 10:43pm

    Candidates for Nash County Commissioner District 3 are set to meet Monday night in Spring Hope at a meet and greet and debate forum.

  • Open house scheduled for new biotech center

    From Staff Reports | February 26, 2016 - 6:42pm

    The public is invited to the dedication of the Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center at 11 a.m. on the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College.

  • Girls urged to study engineering

    By Amelia Harper | February 25, 2016 - 11:25pm

    A dozen Rocky Mount girls learned Thursday what it takes to succeed in a male-dominated career field.

  • GOP leaders: Alter funding formula or split school district

    By COREY DAVIS | February 25, 2016 - 11:24pm

    The ongoing saga of whether to undo the 1992 merger statute that created Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools was the topic of discussion during the Nash County Republican Party’s monthly GOP Aware meeting at the party’s first event at its new headquarters in the Westridge Shopping Center.

  • Officials visit public facilities in second day of council retreat

    By Brie Handgraaf | February 25, 2016 - 11:22pm

    GREENSBORO – The second day of the annual City Council retreat covered a gamut of topics, with the day starting with a tour of sports facilities and the renovation of a historic textile mill and concluding with a discussion on how to improve housing and curb litter in Rocky Mount. “This is a chance for us to see what other cities are doing,” said City Manager Charles Penny.

  • Princeville residents want town's police force back

    By LINDELL JOHN KAY | February 25, 2016 - 11:22pm

    PRINCEVILLE – Princeville residents want their own police force.

  • Telegram editorial, advertising staff members earn accolades

    From Staff Reports | February 25, 2016 - 11:20pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The Rocky Mount Telegram editorial staff received six awards Thursday in the N.C. Press Association’s 2015 News, Editorial & Photojournalism Contest and the Telegram advertising staff received five awards in the Best Advertising Contest.