The Public School Forum of NC’s Resilience and Learning Project that has been operating in Edgecombe County for the past year will expand into Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools this year. Amelia Harper, Rocky Mount Telegram, August 28, 2018
Edgecombe-Nash Counties News
Enfield's Randolph Park received a new quarter-mile walking path through a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, whose mission is to improve the quality of life and health for rural areas, Enfield's Randolph Park received a new quarter-mile walking path. Rocky Mount Telegram, August 19, 2018
The Down East Partnership for Children recently received a grant to increase the amount of fresh, local food in daily meals at child care centers in Nash and Edgecombe counties from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust through its trademark program, Healthy Places NC. Rocky Mount Telegram, August 18, 2018
While the entire nation felt the impact of the Great Recession in 2009, rural areas like Edgecombe and Nash Counties were particularly hit hard. At the time, the region led North Carolina in unemployment at 15 percent, as the traditional drivers of the local economy – textile and tobacco – slowly eroded, and affordable housing was hard to come by.
Local agencies in Nash and Edgecombe counties have recently received more than $300,000 in grant funding to continue their work to improve health outcomes for local residents. Corey Davis, Rocky Mount Telegram, November 29, 2017
Residents in Edgecombe and Nash Counties are working together to improve the health of the community by tackling the issues of fair housing and food access.
More than 200 children from across the Twin Counties who are members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region spent Thursday being active and getting introduced to some healthy foods as part of a national day of the organization. Corey Davis, Rocky Mount Telegram, July 22, 2017
The Twin Counties Partnership for Healthier Communities will host a health summit from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 26. The event will be held at the Booker T. Theater on E. Thomas Street in Rocky Mount. Amelia Harper, RockyMountTelegram.com, June 20, 2017
The Twin Counties Health Summit will be on June 26, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Booker T. Theater on West Thomas Street in Rocky Mount. More details, including registration information, will be available in May. The summit is free and open to all community members. Becky Copeland, Rocky Mount Telegram, April 22, 2017
As part of the Healthy Places NC initiative, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has awarded two grants to local organizations to help support healthy lifestyle initiatives in the Twin Counties. Amelia Harper, Rocky Mount Telegram, December 27, 2016