December 16, 2018

The Tar River Swing Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dunn Center.

The concert will celebrate Christmas with popular holiday tunes in a swingin’ style as well as some traditional swing tunes everyone knows and loves. Theband will be joined by special guest pianist, Joel…

Hiett inducted into Georgia Transit Hall of Fame

December 15, 2018

Robert Hiett, executive director of the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments, was inducted into the Georgia Transit Hall of Fame during the Georgia Transit Association’s annual conference on Dec. 7 at the Jekyll Island Resort.

Hiett is the first person to receive a Hall of Fame award in…

N.C. Wesleyan graduation held at Event Center

December 14, 2018

N.C. Wesleyan College held its winter commencement on Dec. 8 at the Rocky Mount Event Center.

A large crowd of family and friends gathered to honor the approximately 200 graduates.

This is the first time in the school’s history that commencement was not held on campus.

“This is our 76th…

Scholarship fund holds quilt raffle

December 13, 2018

The winner of the LSV Scholarship Fund fundraiser “Win This Quilt” was Catherine Blackwell of Rocky Mount.

Blackwell was not present when Carmelo Gorham drew her name from the drawing box on Dec. 8 at Abrams Restaurant in Pinetops, but she was very happy to get the call. She said it was…