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September 19, 2019

Vera Morris, the former Miss North Carolina USA 1998, will be a guest speaker Tuesday at N.C. A&T State University.

Morris, the daughter of Willie and Glessa Morris of Nashville, will speak with the students from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and Fashion Merchandising and…


Teen earns Eagle Scout rank

September 18, 2019

Carter Blackwelder, a member of Boy Scout Troop 16 in Red Oak, recently was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts of America offers.

Only about 3 percent of Boy Scouts ever attain this prestigious honor. Blackwelder is the 41st Eagle Scout from Troop 16.

To earn…


Nash UNC Health Care grant supports nursing education

September 17, 2019

Nash Community College is the recipient of a $57,000 grant from Nash UNC Health Care to support expansion of the college’s Health Sciences programs.

The grant provides funding for additional technology and equipment, local recruiting and outreach efforts. Program growth is necessary to help…


Floyd anniversary brings flood of memories

September 15, 2019

Twenty years have passed since Hurricane Floyd targeted the Twin Counties, but long-time residents will remember Sept. 15, 1999, as the Day the 500-Year Flood Came.

For on that day and far into the night and the next day, it rained. And rained. And rained. Not gentle rains or steady downpours. It…