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March madness is in need of companions
March madness is in need of companions

By now, provided you are a college basketball fan, you are nearing a state of euphoria that far exceeds that of the residents of Colorado or Washington. It is NCAA Tournament time, also known as March Madness.
If you are not particularly fond of college basketball, then by now you are wondering if the world has completely stopped on its axis because news, talk, and highlights of the tournament pervade every aspect of civilization. There seems to be no other news to report.

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Men like Gene Braswell are rare
Men like Gene Braswell are rare

There are many things wrong with this world. I could get into my thoughts on that but don't worry, I won't.
The point of this column is to talk about the things that are right with this world, specifically Nash County.
Gene Braswell is one of those things.
Mr. Braswell is a man that I don't know well. I have, however, heard of him many, many times. He's a man who has contributed much to Nash County.

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It's time to spread a little sunshine!
It's time to spread a little sunshine!

We started receiving phone calls and office visits early Friday from concerned citizens and parents wanting to know if Nash-Rocky Mount Schools (NRMS) Superintendent, Dr. Jackson, had been fired. The news somewhat came out of the blue and was all over social media within minutes -- and another news agency even offered speculation that Jackson may be leaving NRMS.
We spent a good chunk of the day making phone calls and asking questions. We finally heard back from the Nash-Rocky Mount Schools attorney late Friday afternoon declaring the information was not true and that Dr. Jackson was still employed.

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Backward Glances
Backward Glances

JUNE GERMAN -- This photo was originally published in The Graphic on June 25, 1970. The 90th annual June German, sponsored by the Carolina Cotillion Club of Rocky Mount, was held at the National Guard Armory in Nashville. Pictured above, guests receive a comment from President T.E. Ricks.

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