Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival Schedule of Events

Go to website: https://downtownrockymount.com/events/juneteenth/

Join us May 31-June 1 at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Science.


Main Stage: Friday

  • 5:00-7:00PM: AB Honor Roll (Edgecombe Room at the Event Center)
  • 7:00PM: Darryl Murrill Group
  • 8:45PM: We Are One Tribute Band

Main Stage: Saturday

  • 12:30-1:30PM: Mark Greene Friends & Family
  • 2:15-3:30PM: SoulJam
  • 4:30-5:00PM: Keynote Senator Toby Fitch
  • 5:00-6:15PM: Marcus Anderson
  • 6:45-7:00PM: Awards
  • 7:00-8:00PM: Vivian Green

Second Stage: Saturday

  • 11:45AM-12:00PM: Bike Rodeo/Opening Ceremony
  • 1:30-2:15PM: African Horizon Drumming & Dance
  • 3:30-3:45PM: Mr. Mime
  • 4:30-4:40PM: Truth Tabernacle Church Heritage Choir


All of our event participants may book rooms at Country Inn & Suites at a discounted rate. Please see hotel information below.

Country Inn & Suites
672 English Rd., Rocky Mount, NC, 27804, US
Phone: (252) 442-0500
For discounted rates call 252-442-0500 and ask for the Juneteenth Festival Rate.

For additional information about area accommodations and dining, please visit the Nash County Travel & Tourism website.

Parks & Recreation to hold second annual camping event

Rocky Mount, N.C. – The city of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will host a Family Campout from 5 p.m. on Friday, June 7 until 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8 at the Rocky Mount Athletic Stadium.

The campout will include games and other activities, a campfire and a glow walk. The event will also consist of the popular camping snack, smores, and a dinner on Friday with breakfast Saturday morning.

“This campout is a way for families to spend time together,” said Chris Koufopoulos, recreation program coordinator for Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation. “Camping is also a way for children to learn valuable lessons while enjoying nature, and for families to create lasting memories.”

Participants must bring their own tents and camping gear.

Pre-registration is required by Monday, June 3.

To register, visit the Parks and Recreation Department located on the third floor of City Hall. Registration is also available at the South Rocky Mount Community Center, located at 719 Recreation Dr., or at the Booker T. Washington Community Center at 727 Pennsylvania Ave. in Rocky Mount.

Online registration is available through the city’s website at www.rockymountnc.gov

The cost to attend the Family Campout is $20 per family campsite or per tent.

For more information, call 252-972-1135, or visit www.rockymountnc.gov.

The Rocky Mount Athletic Stadium is located at 600 Independence Dr.

Support For Toby Leon & Phyllis Waller Along With Their Son Phillip Waller Saturday June 1, 2019

Just stopped by to see my brother Toby Leon Waller.

Brother in good spirit serving others while his wife is having some challenging times with her health.

On late Tuesday night early Wednesday morning their home was totally destroyed by fire.

I stopped in and told Toby I needed a shirt for tomorrow. He said I can do it what you need. I said I need you on the shirt saying Support the Waller Family for the event for them tomorrow. Design it.

He said ok and he may wear one too.

This is what I do. I give monetarily when I can but I give of my resources The DCN News Blog Online TV daily supporting and promoting.

See you on tomorrow as we support the Waller Family.

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I asked Toby Leon Waller to design me a shirt for tomorrow and here it is. Picked up my shirts tonight.

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Stephanie Luchele Randolph-Barnes is with Calvin Adkins Sr. and 7 others.

4 hrs

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..”‼‼There will be a Prayer Vigil For Mr
Leon Waller “Toby” & Mrs Phyllis owners of Phillip’s Printing Company and their children Tomorrow Saturday June 1st 8am Edgecombe Community College Campus “on The Green” in Tarboro All donations will be accepted on tomorrow as well….Toby and his family Home was completely destroyed by Fire this pass Tuesday night…#LetsShowLove‼‼cash app $Toby252

Obituaries: Sylvester Sharpe Tarboro NC


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My condolences goes out to Jennifer Horne Bryant, Tara Sharpe, Anthony Sharpe and the entire family of the late Sylvester Sharp.

Funeral arrangements Entrusted to Willoughby Funeral Homes Inc.

Eccles. 3 Know that I am only a phone call away.