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  1. Public hearings to review grantsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Rocky Mount Telegram

    First, the council will hear from the public and consider the fiscal year 2019 Community Transportation Program Grant for funding a portion of the Tar River Transit administrative, operating and capital expenses totaling $1.2 million with a local match of $263,080. Second, the council will consider the fiscal year 2019 Elderly and Disabled Transportation Grant for funding for the position of mobility manager and transportation after normal business hours for the elderly, disabled and general public totaling $160,000 with a local required match of $66,000.

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  2. Student wounded in shootingRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Police responded to a report of an injured person at 3:54 p.m. at Nash UNC Health Care. According to a news release sent Friday from the Rocky Mount Police Department, the victim was a 15-year-old Rocky Mount High School student who had been shot while playing baseball on the school's grounds.

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  3. Boy Scouts honor city councilmanRead the original story

    Yesterday | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Local lawyer, Eagle Scout and Rocky Mount Councilman Lamont Wiggins is the 2017 recipient of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award for his outstanding involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds. The award was given to Wiggins by the Boy Scouts of America East Carolina Council.

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  4. Nominees sought for volunteer awardsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Rocky Mount Telegram

    The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina's most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local communities.

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  5. Shooting victim dies from woundsRead the original story

    Wednesday | Rocky Mount Telegram

    A 30-year-old man who was a victim of a weekend shooting that occurred near a nightclub in Rocky Mount died Wednesday, according to authorities. Rocky Mount police Cpl.

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  6. Man provides a hand up to othersRead the original story

    Wednesday | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Johnny Cunningham is known in the community for his strong criticism of the Rocky Mount City Council during the public comment portion of monthly council meetings. Cunningham has repeatedly said city officials aren't putting enough resources in improving the impoverished neighborhoods in Rocky Mount.

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  7. City marks anniversaryRead the original story

    Wednesday | Rocky Mount Telegram

    "This has been a wonderful year of celebrations for the 150th anniversary," said Pam Casey, city clerk and chairwoman of the Anniversary Planning Committee. Preservation Rocky Mount is set to host an educational presentation on Villa Place and a tour of Rocky Mount's first neighborhood.

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  8. Northern Nash Cross Country sweeps Big East title meetRead the original story

    Wednesday | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Emerging from the far-off forest on his final stretch to the finish line, the junior enjoyed a concourse, a cheering section and a run-away victory all his own. His time of 16:44 was best in the boys Big East Cross Country Conference Championship on Wednesday at Red Oak Middle School, 23 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.

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  9. Schools host Soup with the Superintendent eventRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 17 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools is inviting community residents to learn more about the school district Thursday while enjoying a hearty bowl of soup. The Soup with the Superintendent event will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Nash Central High School cafeteria.

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  10. ECC offers more than educationRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 17 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    However, Edgecombe Community College President Dr. Deborah Lamm says the college does far more than impact the lives of college students in Edgecombe County. "Edgecombe Community College is really the hub of all activities in Edgecombe County from educational activities to cultural activities and to some degree in civic activities, because we are involved so much in the lives of the citizens here in the county," Lamm said.

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  11. Women's shelter celebrates grantRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 17 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    My Sister's House of North Carolina celebrated a very special occasion Tuesday night at its main office in Rocky Mount. The center held a reception at its main office at Station Square in Rocky Mount to celebrate a 2017 Domestic Violence Shelter Grant it received from the Mary Kay Foundation.

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  12. Early voting set to beginRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 17 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Nash County residents in Bailey, Middlesex, Nashville, Red Oak, Sharpsburg, Spring Hope and Ward 7 of Rocky Mount can cast their ballots in room 109 of the Nash County Board of Elections Office at 1006 Eastern Ave. in Nashville. Edgecombe County residents in Tarboro, Princeville and Pinetops can vote in the auditorium of the Edgecombe County Administrative Building at 201 St. Andrew St. in Tarboro.

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  13. YMCA launches social media intiativeRead the original story

    Monday Oct 16 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    In the spirt of bringing the community together, the Harrison Family YMCA announced the launch of a new social media campaign, #SelfieWithSomoneNew, aimed at bringing people and communities together in service of a better us. Inspired by the Y's "Us " national advertising campaign, #SelfieWithSomeoneNew is an opportunity to highlight how the Y uniquely brings people together.

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  14. One killed, two wounded in shootingRead the original story

    Monday Oct 16 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    A Rocky Mount police officer on routine patrol heard gunshots in the area of Sunset AveNuevo near Dominick Drive, according to a news release from the Rocky Mount Police Department. The release stated that when the officer and other Rocky Mount police arrived, they found a victim suffering from what it called "wounds received in an assault."

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  15. Rocky Mount man killed in car wreckRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 15 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    A Rocky Mount man was killed in a single-car wreck on Saturday when his car careened off a bridge railing and landed underwater in Town Creek. Christopher Gary Poole, 40, of the 800 block of Arrowhead Lane, died in the wreck that occurred about 7 a.m. on Saturday.

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  16. Thousands flock to Throw DownRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 14 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Several city blocks surrounding the Helen P. Gay Historic Train station were roped off this weekend as more than 50 cooking teams and 4,000 participants flocked to attend the annual Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down on Friday night and Saturday. "I came mainly to hear the music, most of which was more from my era, but the kids came mainly for the games," Schrimper said.

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  17. Lawmakers square off on schoolsRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 14 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    N.C. Sen. Erica Smith-Ingram, D-Northampton, and N.C. Sen. Rick Horner, R-Wilson, were in Rocky Mount this week to discuss their perspectives on the state's role in funding school construction. The debate took place on Tuesday at the Booker T. Washington Theater as part of a series of Hometown Debates for Spectrum News North Carolina's In Focus with Loretta Boniti.

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  18. Optimism bodes well for economyRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 14 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Mekeal Teshome, economist for PNC Bank, said North Carolina's business leaders' confidence in the national and state economy as well as their own businesses for the next six months tempered slightly, but still remains higher than a year ago. Teshome said for the Rocky Mount metro area, which consists of Nash and Edgecombe counties, the business climate is favorable for companies looking to relocate or expand.

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  19. Fire chief announces diversity planRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 14 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    The Diversity Recruitment Strategic Plan serves as the foundation that the department will use to grow its philosophy in support of a diverse and inclusive culture, said Fire Chief Mike Varnell. "This culture will offer all potential and current employees the opportunity to enter the public safety environment with the necessary tools and perspective to succeed in learning their job and advance to positions of greater responsibility within the department," Varnell stated in the plan's executive summary.

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  20. Wardrett aquitted of murderRead the original story

    Friday Oct 13 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    A Nash County jury found Caleb Wardrett not guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the shooting death of Anthony Howard but did convict him on the charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. N.C. Superior Court Judge Quentin Sumner sentenced Wardrett to no less than 22 months and no more than 36 months in jail on the weapon conviction, with consideration for time served.

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