Green Dot Initiative Helps Reduce Crime in Rocky Mount, NC

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Police officers of Rocky Mount, NC recently completed a training course that will reduce crime and make the city less dangerous. Green Dot is a strategy that encourages a new approach to violence prevention. Instead of focusing on slogans and educational skits, Green Dot uses social theory to make communities safer. Rocky Mount, NC police officers will be taking these tenants of crime prevention to members of the community.

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Rocky Mount, NC Police Complete Fair and Impartial Police Training to Help Reduce Crime

rocky mount fair policingMembers of the Rocky Mount Police Department have completed an extensive, six-hour Fair and Impartial Police Training Course.  This course provided information and scenarios designed to help officers be proactive by recognizing their biases and ensuring they maintain controlled, unbiased responses.  The Rocky Mount Police Department was among the first in the entire state to have all of its officers complete the training.

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Local Job Fair in Rocky Mount, NC Can Help Lower Unemployment, Stop Poverty

Nash Community College will offer an opportunity for local job seekers to put their best foot forward  with an April job fair at the campus Business and Industry Center. According to information from Nash Community College, more than 60 local employers are scheduled to attend.  Both full-and-part time jobs are available.

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Restoring Tax Credits = Revitalization for Businesses and Housing in Rocky Mount, NC

Could Rocky Mount become the next “wine country” stop off the interstate? Well, maybe not “wine country,” but could Rocky Mount become a future hotspot for microbreweries, craft ales and beer gardens?  NC Governor Pat McCrory said he could picture these possibilities.

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Rocky Mount, NC: Fighting Poverty With Local Food Projects


Rocky Mount is now among 26 other communities chosen by the Obama administration toparticipate in the Local Foods, Local Places economic development project. Rocky Mount was one of 316 applicants from 19 states selected. As a part of the federal initiative, Rocky Mount will receive technical support in integrating local food systems into community economic action plans. This means experts will work with Rocky Mount to develop local food projects that increase access to healthy food choices and support the creation of ag-related businesses and jobs.

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Eight Famous People From Rocky Mount, North Carolina

North Carolina has produced its share of famous individuals. But did you know that several of them have come from our very own Rocky Mount? These men and women have made significant contributions to American culture and education. 

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Education in Rocky Mount: A Long Tradition of Visual Arts

Whether you’re a fan of soulful Blue Ridge Mountain music or you crave the classic sound of The Platters, North Carolina Wesleyan College’s Dunn Center for the Performing Arts is more than just a beautiful campus landmark; it is a gateway to a series of performances varied enough to suit anyone’s taste.  The Dunn Center, located on the campus of N.C. Wesleyan College, includes the 1,180-seat Minges Auditorium, where residents and visitors can catch the latest in a series of performing arts events. 

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Buying Local: Spruce Up Your Housing with Furniture Sales in Rocky Mount, NC

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In 1900, the world was very different: Hawaii was just annexed by the United States, the Zeppelin airship had taken its first flight, and Grand Rapids hosted the first nighttime baseball league game. But not everything changes. Through the decades, a downtown Rocky Mount institution has remained in business for 115 years, and in the following weeks, will make quite a splash.

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Rocky Mount, NC Hosts Annual "Shark Tank" Contest

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Residents of Nash and Edgecombe counties can get a sneak peek at the next big innovation as Rocky Mount hosts its own version of the “Shark Tank” television competition. The event takes place in February at the Dunn Center on the campus of NC Wesleyan College.

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Outdoor Living In Rocky Mount: For The Love - And Art - Of The Game

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Whether you come for team sports or other activities, the Rocky Mount Sports Complex still has a lot to offer, including a walking trail, playground area, and batting cages. It's outdoor living at its finest!


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