Announcement/Meetings

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Click on the following links below Church in brown and Political/Other in purple:

*Upcoming Events

CHURCH

1st & 3rd Sunday Morning 11:00 AM
Anderson Chapel MBC Macclesfield NC 1st & 3rd Sunday 11:00 AM Pastor Rev. Malcolm E. Lewis

Dr. MLK Celebrations

HALIFAX COUNTY EVENTS
Sunday, January 18, 2015 – 3:00pm – Halifax County Black Caucus and Halifax Branch of NAACP’s 2nd Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at the MLK Park, Virginia Ave & Wyche St, Roanoke Rapids. For more information call 252-532-0071 or 252-535-4442.

Monday, January 19, 2015 – 10:00am – 11th Annual MLK Parade, Main St., Littleton, NC, 9:30am line-up at Lakeland Cultural Arts Center. Open to churches, school clubs & community organizations. Sponsored by Oak Grove Baptist Church, Littleton, NC and Piney Grove Baptist Church, Halifax, NC. For more information call 252-532-0071 or 919-358-0980.

Monday, January 19, 2015 – 12:00pm – The Halifax County Black Caucus’ Annual Halifax Countywide Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at the Tillery Community Center, Tillery, North Carolina. Those attending must confirm attendance by Friday, January 16, 2015.
If attending the event or for more information, please contact Marilyn Harris at 252-537-6305 or marilynharris@embarqmail.com or tillery@aol.com.

Monday, January 19, 2015 – 12:00pm – 13th Annual MLK Program, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Littleton, NC. Keynote speaker: Rep. Garland E. Pierce, Chair- NC Legislative Black Caucus. Sponsored by Oak Grove Baptist Church, Littleton, NC and Piney Grove Baptist Church, Halifax, NC. For more information call 252-532-0071 or 919-358-0980.

Monday, January 19, 2015 – 1:45pm – Food Distribution, Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC. C.E. McCollum Fellowship Hall at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Littleton, NC. Sponsored by Oak Grove Baptist Church, Littleton, NC and Piney Grove Baptist Church, Halifax, NC. For more information call 252-532-0071 or 919-358-0980.

ROCKY MOUNT EVENTS

Monday, January 19, 2015 – 7:00am – 27th Annual Unity Breakfast, NC Wesleyan’s Dunn Center for the Performing Arts, located on the campus of N.C. Wesleyan College. Speaker: Peggy Wallace-Kennedy, who has broken her family’s legacy to become one of the nation’s foremost voices on justice and equality. Breakfast begins at 7:00am and program starts at 8:00am.

Monday, January 19, 2015 – 11:00am – MLK Day Celebration, Greater Joy Missionary Baptist Church, 820 Nashville Road, Rocky Mount, NC. Speaker: Rev. James Gailliard, Pastor of Word Tabernacle Church, Rocky Mount, NC.

Monday, January 19, 2015 – Volunteers Needed for a Day of Service. Following the 27th Annual Unity Breakfast, volunteers will gather at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts for the Day of Service Projects. For more information call 252-454-1682 or 252-972-1181.

NASH COUNTY EVENTS
Sunday, January 18, 2015 – 4:00pm – 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Memorial Concert, Social Union Missionary Baptist Church, 10011 Cooper Road, Nashville, NC, featuring Youth and Gospel Choirs from Whitakers, Battleboro, and Enfield area.

Monday, January 19, 2015 – 7:30am – 18th Annual MLK Community Empowerment Breakfast, Franklinton Center at Bricks, US 301 North, Whitakers, NC, Speaker: Rev. Eddie Davis, Pastor of Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Whitakers, NC. Sponsored by Community Empowerment Alliance.

Monday, January 19, 2015 – 9:30am – 17th Annual Whitakers MLK Day Motorcade & March, Start at Whitakers Town Park, NW Railroad Street; March ends at Bloomer Hill Community Center. Sponsored by the Whitakers Community Club.

Monday, January 19, 2015 – 11:00am – 25th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration, Bloomer Hill Community Center, US 301, Whitakers, NC, Keynote speaker: Rev. Doris Lindsey, Pastor of Mann’s Chapel AME of Whitakers, NC and Member of the Whitakers Town Board of Commissioners. Music and lunch will be provided.

VANCE COUNTY EVENTS
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 – 11:00am-12:00pm – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Civic Center, Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus, 200 Community College Road, Henderson, NC, Keynote speaker: Retired Colonel Archie Taylor, recently elected to chair the Vance County Board of Commissioners. Inclement weather date: Wednesday, January 21, 11 am. For more information, contact Melanie Copeland at 252-738-3271 or at copelandm@vgcc.edu.

Monday, January 19, 2015 – 8:00am – The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King’s Breakfast sponsored by the Rho Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Spring Street Baptist Church, 511 Orange Street, Henderson, NC, Pastor- Dr. Antony Vickers. Keynote speaker- Dr. Stelfanie Williams, President of Vance Granville Community College.

WARREN COUNTY EVENTS
Monday, January 19, 2015 – 9:00am-11:00am – Community Service in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.— Spring School Garden Start-Up at Warren County High School. RSVP to Cooperative Extension at 252-257-3640. For more information contact Rachel Head at Rachel.head@foodcorps.org.

WILSON COUNTY EVENTS
Saturday, January 17, 2015 –2:00pm – City of Wilson MLK Parade. Downtown Wilson, NC.

EDGECOMBE COUNTY EVENTS
Friday, January 16, 2015 – 5:00pm – Poster Exhibit, Edgecombe County Administrative Building

Monday, January 19, 2015 – 8:00am – MLK Breakfast, Edgecombe County Auditorium. Guest speaker: Senator Erica Smith-Ingram.

PRINCEVILLE EVENTS
Monday, January 19, 2015-10:00am – Commemorative March – St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church to St. Luke Church of Christ in Pineville, NC. For more information contact Jamilla Hawkins at 252-641-7821 or Linda Knight at 252-823-1599.

Monday, January 19, 2015-11:30am – 1:00pm – Lunch with the King. St. Luke Church of Christ, Princeville, NC. Speaker- Kenston J. Griffin, Dream Builders Communication, Inc., Charlotte, NC. For more information contact Jamilla Hawkins at 252-641-7821 or Linda Knight at 252-823-1599.

TARBORO EVENTS
Saturday, January 17, 2014 – 6:00pm – Commemorative Banquet, Edgecombe Community College, Mobley Atrium Building, Tarboro, NC. Speaker- Rev. Andy Anderson, Pastor- Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Lois, SC. For more information contact Jamilla Hawkins at 252-641-7821 or Linda Knight at 252-823-1599.

Monday, January 19, 2015 – 8:00am – Unity Breakfast, Edgecombe County Administrative Building Auditorium, Tarboro, NC. Speaker- N.C. Senator Erica Smith-Ingram. For more information contact Jamilla Hawkins at 252-641-7821 or Linda Knight at 252-823-1599.

Monday February 2, 2015 – Sunday February 8, 2015
Town of Princeville NC 130th Birthday Celebration: It’s a party!

Saturday February 14, 2015 9:00 AM
Raleigh NC – Mass Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ People’s Assembly Saturday February 14, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015 – 12:00 pm – A Celebration of Rocky Mount’s Diverse Cultures. Brown Auditorium, located on the campus of Nash Community College.

Saturday, March 13, 2015 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2015 College Round-Up Weekend of Events Robert H. Whitehead Scholarship Banquet/College Round-Up

Saturday, March 14, 2015 9:00 AM
2015 College Round-Up

* Regularly Scheduled Monthly Meetings

Edgecombe County Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. the 1st Monday of every month.

Pinetops Town Council meet at 7 p.m. the 1st Tuesday of every month.

Nash Rocky Mount Public Schools Board of Education meeting 1st Monday each month.

Tarboro Town Council meet at 7 p.m. the 2nd Monday of every month.

Rocky Mount City Council meet at 7 p.m. the 2nd Monday of every month and 4:00 p.m. every 4th Monday of the month.

Edgecombe County Public Schools Board of Education usually meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Services office located at 412 Pearl Street in Tarboro, however due to scheduling conflicts some meetings are on alternate dates.

Edgecombe County Board of Elections meet at 5 p.m. the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Edgecombe County Planning Board meet at 6:00 PM the 3rd Monday of every month in the Edgecombe County Commissioners Room.

Princeville Town Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. the 4th Monday of every month.

Rocky Mount NAACP – Executive Committee meets at 6 p.m. and General Body meet at 7 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Rocky Mount OIC.

 

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