Rocky Mount, New Bern object to utility merger – Rocky Mount Telegram

Lawyers for Rocky Mount and New Bern on Friday filed a motion to intervene in the Duke Energy and Progress Energy merger. (Read more)

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Council to fight utilities’ merger – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram


Mentoring Program Focuses on Role Models for Boys – Source: The New York Times

For children in blighted neighborhoods, going to college can seem an impossible goal, especially when just making it through grade school is a challenge.

Rodzae James, 11, knows his neighborhood is rough, but he feels lucky to have a couple of good role models. “I look up to my brother because he was the first boy on my block to go to college,” he said. (Read more)