How the Rocky Mount Nextdoor Program Can Help You Fight Crime in Your Neighborhood

Facebook is great. Twitter may be fun. But there is one social network that can actually help you, your neighbors and your community create a safer environment. It’s called Nextdoor, and the Rocky Mount Police Department is using it to make an impact on the crime rate in Rocky Mount, NC.

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Congratulations to the Latest Inductees of the Twin County Hall of Fame

How do you honor those who have made a difference in the community? How can you preserve the legacy of those who have transformed the lives of others? For Rocky Mount and the surrounding areas, this recognition is best personified in the Twin County Hall of Fame. This museum is dedicated to the heroes of our area, honoring those of the present and past who have made their corner of the world a better place.

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Rocky Mount Fire Department Earns National Accolades

The Rocky Mount Fire Department was one of only two departments in the entire country to be honored with this award for their approach to preventing heart-related diseases in the community.

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Are You Musically Inclined? Three Local Ways to Let Your Talent Shine

It should be no surprise that the birthplace of Thelonious Monk is a wonderful background for beautiful music. If, like many Rocky Mount residents, you are musically inclined, don’t keep your talent to yourself! We've outlined three ways you can share your talent with the community.

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Rocky Mount in Focus: The Legacy of Photographer Charlie Killebrew

Photographs are about much more than capturing images and preserving memories. Each time the shutter opens, we gain a window of exposure to an era. These snapshots are not only of people and places, but the essence of the time and place, preserved for generations. They capture history, and perhaps none was better at this than Rocky Mount photographer Charlie Killebrew.

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FALL BACK INTO HISTORY: Park View Hospital: A Look at the Nurses Who Made a Difference in the Community

The nurses of Park View Hospital shared more than a mission; they established a bond with each other as they honored their calling to care for the sick and wounded. Fast forward almost six decades, and you’ll find that while the nursing school and hospital are no longer in existence, the memory and legacy of these stellar caregivers lives on. Learn more about their history and the new nursing scholarship.

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Remembering the Days of the June Germans

The June German was the social event of the year, and it was a huge part of the social tapestry of Eastern North Carolina. The party started in the evening and was “officially” over at 5 a.m. the next morning. June Germans were extravagant and elegant. After these events, it wasn’t unusual for activities such as swimming and barbecues to round out the weekend. Learn what Hollywood celebrities were in attendance by reading more.

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Rocky Mount Police Department Has Federal Jurisdiction

Officers assigned to the Narcotics and Violent Offender Task Forces now have federal jurisdiction, meaning they can follow a crime wherever it leads. One of the main advantages of this is that they can gather information and conduct interviews immediately, allowing them to thoroughly investigate a case without having to wait to transfer the information to another entity. Learn about this and other efforts that are reducing the crime rate in Rocky Mount, NC. 

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Do You Qualify for the Brewery Incubator Program?

Through the brewery incubator program at Rocky Mount Mills, budding entrepreneurs find the perfect place to let their dreams take flight as their label has a chance to become popular among customers. Read this article to find out if you qualify.

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The Science of Baseball: Buck Leonard Association Encourages STEM Education

Why the baseball example? It’s in honor of the Buck Leonard Association, which is encouraging students to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. The association, which was founded in 1999, strives to bring a variety of programs to low-wealth and inner city communities of Nash, Edgecombe and Halifax counties. The baseball program uses baseball to promote academic readiness through field trips and excursions.

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