Edgecombe sheriff to sponsor appreciation dinner – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office is having an appreciation dinner tonight and all are invited.

Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight said the event is the department’s way of expressing its appreciation for the community’s support. (More)

ECPS confirms William Grady not at Martin – Daily Southerner

TARBORO — Rumors in the community that William Grady is no longer functioning in the capacity of principal at Martin Middle School were confirmed Thursday. (More)

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Newcomers vie for vacant school board seat – Rocky Mount Telegram

The race for the District 2 seat on the Edgecombe County Board of Education has come down to two newcomers as a result of board member Teresa Bryant’s decision not to seek another term.

Quincy Robinson, a former Princeville town manager, and Olga Dickens, a retired teacher, will vie for the empty seat this election. (More)

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Forum explores options to fight violence – Rocky Mount Telegram

Ed West was inspired to speak out Thursday night during a Stop the Violence forum after he received a text message from his son, who was sitting across the room.

“You need to go up there and say something,” his 13-year-old son, Jamal, wrote.

That was all the impetus West needed. (More)

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Pictures/Video: William Keith Pittman Gymnasium Dedication Ceremony South Edgecombe Junior High Tuesday, April 17, 2012

William Keith Pittman
Gymnasium Dedication Ceremony
April 17, 2012
7:00 PM

   I. Welcome                                     Dino Ellis

  II. Purpose of the Ceremony              Norfleet Suggs

III. Accomplishments                         Norfleet Suggs

  IV. Reflections                                  Lee R. Hall

   V. Comments                                  Players/Friends/Family

  VI. Response                                    William Keith Pittman

VII. Unveiling Ceremony                  

VIII. Closing Remarks                         Dino Ellis

   IX. Refreshments            

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Trayvon’s Parents Respond To Zimmerman’s Request To Meet Them! (DETAILS) – Global Grind

Earlier today we learned that George Zimmerman requested a private meeting with Trayvon Martin‘s family.

Trayvon’s parents Tracey Martin and Sybrina Fulton, learned of Zimmerman’s request today while they attended a press conference at a church in Tampa.

DETAILS: George Zimmerman Request To Meet With Trayvon’s Parents

The Tampa Times reports they will not grant that request any time soon! (More)

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Chairman to step down after NC Dems elect successor–WRAL

North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman David Parker said Thursday that he won’t resign over his handling of a sexual harassment complaint that forced out the party’s executive director. Instead, he called for a new chairman to be elected next month. (More)

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