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How the Buck Leonard Association Helps Area Youth

The crack of a baseball bat. The smell of fresh-cut crash. Cheers bursting from the dugout. Kicking up dust while sliding into home base.  These sights and sounds represent something much larger than "America's National Pastime." For area youth, these images represent a connection with the past that gives them a brighter future.

Baseball is also a Rocky Mount tradition; one of the sport’s most celebrated athletes has deep roots in Eastern North Carolina. Baseball great Buck Leonard – often called the "black Lou Gehrig" -- was born in Rocky Mount. Most noted for playing for the Homestead Grays, Leonard was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

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Know Your Rights Event in Rocky Mount, NC

Know Your Rights Rocky Mount, NC

 Members of the Rocky Mount Police Department referred to them as the three Cs, and they are important to remember when approached by an officer: be courteous, cooperative and compliant. These three Cs were the focus of a local "Know Your Rights" forum that captured the attention of both the The Los Angeles Times  and The News and Observer .  If you are pulled over by a cop, do you know your rights?  Read more to find out and watch video highlights from the popular and important community event.

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Operation First Frost: Fighting Crime in Rocky Mount, NC

Operation First Frost is Rocky Mount's second major warrant service in 2014. Here, James Moore - Chief of Police for the City of Rocky Mount Police Department, discusses the outcome of this crime fighting collaboration.


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Sowing The Seeds of Community Wellness: Rocky Mount Chaplain Honored

Fighting Rocky Mount Area Poverty

During his time as pastor of Conetoe Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Joyner found that he was presiding over far too many funerals. In one year alone, 30 congregants under the age of 32 died. “It just started to feel unconscionable that you would see someone 100 pounds overweight on Sunday and not say anything about it. Then they’d die of a heart attack.”

See how he's turning all of that around.


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Rocky Mount, NC Race Relations: Women Of A New Tribe

Rocky Mount Race Relations: Women Of A New Tribe

This season the Maria V. Howard Arts Center welcomed a traveling exhibition celebrating the spiritual and physical beauty of Black Women: Women of a New Tribe. The 12 local women portrayed by famed photographer, Jerry Taliaferro, represent the Black American Woman in many of her social and physical manifestations. Each woman photographed has made a significant impact on the great city of Rocky Mount, NC.



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Rocky Mount, NC Police Department Welcomes New Sergeants

Meet the Rocky Mount Police Department's new sergeants! Find out more about each one in this short recap on City Beat.

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Rocky Mount, NC Revitalization: Cheers to the New Brewmill Project

Rocky Mount NC Brewmill

Historic Rocky Mount Mills lies just 45 minutes away from Raleigh, halfway between New York and Miami. For years the area has been dormant, but that’s all about to change. The new Rocky Mount Brewmill will support local economic development, create jobs and breathe new life into a charming, historic mill town. Read more about the project!

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Rocky Mount, NC Housing Plan

Housing influences our population and economic growth! Watch the recap of the new Rocky Mount Housing Plan, presented by Ken Graves, Planning and Community Development Director. You'll also see the Parks and Recreation master plan, presented by Kevin Yarrell, Director of Parks and Recreation.

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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf Comes to Rocky Mount, NC

You've read the book by by Ntozake Shange; you've seen the movie directed by Tyler Perry; now see the stage play live at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center! Through words and movement, this play presents the stories of 7 different women. But truthfully, these are the stories of all women, and all people.

 

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Life Well Run in Rocky Mount, NC

Turning Great Ideas Into Reality

From exciting economic development projects to curbside recycling programs to the water for your shower . . . city and county managers are responsible for the things that help our Rocky Mount community thrive. Find out more about a Life Well Run in this short video!

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