Ellmers declares ObamaCare a “War on Women”

Eastern North Carolina Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-2nd District) used her appearance presenting the Weekly GOP Address this Saturday to up the ante of criticism of President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act. Congresswoman Ellmers, whose opposition to “ObamaCare” facilitated her victory in 2010 over previous incumbent Bob Etheridge, spoke directly on the impact […]

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NC Employers Face End-of-Year Employee Withholding Form Mandate

Changes to North Carolina’s tax law taking effect January 1st, including reductions in the individual income tax rate and simplification and eliminations of deductions and exemptions, necessitated changes to the basic paperwork used to register employees with their employers for payroll deduction of state income tax payments. Guidance issued mid-November by the North Carolina Department […]

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NRMS focuses on 3rd Grade Reading

(NEWS RELEASE) Nashville, NC – Following the Thanksgiving holiday, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will host a series of four parent meetings for parents of third grade students regarding the potential impact of the Read to Achieve legislation on student promotion and retention. The meetings are scheduled for December 2 at Nashville Elementary, December 3 at […]

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Edgecombe CC Collecting Bikes for Students

(NEWS RELEASE) When Kim Hampton asked her coworkers at Edgecombe Community College for a little help, she said she expected few responses. Instead, what she got made her realize there’s no shortage of kindness on her campus. “Transportation for students is our No. 1 problem,” says Hampton, the college’s counselor/student support specialist. “Nine out of […]

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NC Wesleyan Facilitates Transfers from Robeson CC

(NEWS RELEASE) Representatives from North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, NC, visited the campus of Robeson Community College on Friday, November 22, at 11:00 a.m. to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions.  Robeson President Dr. Pamela Hilbert and Vice President Dr. Mark Kinlaw met with North Carolina Wesleyan President Jim Gray, Provost […]

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Nash CC Faculty, Students Reach Out

(NEWS RELEASE) Nash Community College’s commitment to showing “blue love” has been especially apparent over the past few weeks. The term “blue love”, coined by a faculty member, refers to college employees’ earnest efforts to make every student feel welcome, to assist students in working toward their educational goals, to ensure proper advising and to […]

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Saturday’s “Shark Tank” features Great Entrepreneurs, Judges

SpringBoardNC’s inaugural “Shark Tank,” to be held this Saturday, November 16th, at 6 p.m. at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at North Carolina Wesleyan College, will feature local entrepreneurs competing for the chance to advance their business ideas with funding and technical support. The public is invited to attend this free event, as […]

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Arts Center to host “Peanuts” Thanksgiving Party

The Maria V. Howard Arts Center will host, “It’s a Thanksgiving Party, Charlie Brown!” on Saturday, November 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon, in recognition of its current “Peanuts… Naturally” exhibition. The event will feature tours of the “Peanuts… Naturally” exhibit, along with other Arts Center exhibits, hands-on activities, live Jazz music featured in […]

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Tesla brings “Supercharger” to Rocky Mount

California-based electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors will open its second Supercharger station in North Carolina this Thursday on the grounds of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Rocky Mount. Charging will be available for owners of Tesla’s Model S sedan, a high-performance luxury vehicle capable of 120 mph top speed with a travel range of […]

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Edgecombe Health Department to host November 22nd Forum for Pastors

In order to address challenges involving the health of local residents, the Edgecombe County Health Department is reaching out to area Pastors, hosting a special Health Forum for this influential part of the community on Friday, November 22nd, 10 a.m., at Health Department officials will provide local Pastors and church leaders with information they can […]

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