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Edgecombe Garden Club Raffle ticket winner... Ronnie Ellis
Edgecombe Garden Club Raffle ticket winner, Ronnie Ellis, is receiving a $500 check from member Catherine Powers-Moseley, a high seller of raffle tickets. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Edgecombe Community College scholarships, preservation of Coolmore and restoration of the Blount Bridgers Garden.
Vidant Edgecombe honors excellence at annual reception
“Team player,” “patient advocate” and “greatest educational resource” are the terms Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) manager Tammy Turner uses to describe ICU nurse Alvin Argel.
Argel was named “nurse of the year” at a hospital reception Tuesday afternoon. He has worked at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital since 2002.
“It makes you feel accomplished. It makes you feel like the hard work you put in is worth it,” said Argel. An expression of shock crossed his face when he realized he had been chosen as nurse of the year, and several minutes later, he said he was “still very surprised.”
Stocks students hear about taking care of their bodies
Vidant Edgecombe Hospital participated in Stocks Elementary School's STEAM (Science Technology Arts & Math) Day last week. Pictured is Respiratory Care Practitioner Kristin Lamm and Human Resources Director Kadie Moore sharing with second graders the difference in a healthy and diseased set of lungs. Lamm, Moore, and Director of Marketing Erin Grimsley talked with the groups about the importance of taking care of their bodies, eating well, and gave an overview of the hospital.
Carver Alumni Association celebrates 72nd anniversary
The G.W. Carver Alumni Association will celebrate its 72nd anniversary with the S.A. Gillam Scholarship Awards Banquet as the highlights of the celebration 5 p.m. July 16 at Double Tree Hotel, 651 N. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount.
HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS DONATE
The Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Volunteers are a huge asset to the hospital. Not only do they spend countless hours volunteering their time in various departments throughout the hospital, but also contribute to many programs and services within Vidant Edgecombe. Pictured is President of the Vidant Edgecombe Volunteers Eleanor Edge (middle) presenting a $10,000 monetary gift to hospital president Patrick Heins (right), along with Manager of Volunteer Services Amy Dixon (left) in support of this year's annual gala benefitting the emergency department expansion project. The emergency department expansion project will increase treatment rooms from nine to 19 and will add an additional 6,000 feet.
Halifax County man missing, last seen in Rocky Mount
A 36-year-old Halifax County man with severe medical problems has been missing since Friday.
Michael Williamson, a black male, who weighs 160 pounds and stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, was last seen in Rocky Mount near Goldrock Road driving a dark beige Maxima with license plate No. BHB8723. He was wearing a black T-shirt, with light blue faded jeans and a gray bandana around his head.
Williamson suffers from seizures, diabetes and he is a dialysis patient.
If you see a person who fits this description, call 911 to report his whereabouts.
Historic Grace Memorial holds annual church service
LAWRENCE – A country church located 10 miles north of Tarboro that sits vacant on a hilltop most of the year was packed to capacity Sunday morning. Folks gathered at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church for an annual springtime service, a tradition started by lay reader Joe Andrews in 1971.
Princeville native plans to clean overgrown cemetery
PRINCEVILLE — On Thursday, Milton Bullock pointed to his grandparents' grave markers in the cemetery on N.C. 111 that reads Maude Bullock and John Richard Bullock. Although his loved ones' markers were visible, there are hundreds of others that grass has overgrown and covered, making an eyesore out of the cemetery. For Bullock, Thursday marked a long time between visits because he is so disgusted by the appearance of the resting place of his loved ones.
NECP adding 9th grade; total enrollment expected at 900
By August of this year, North East Carolina Prep School (NECP) will more than double the number of students who initially enrolled last August.
“I think we’ve only just scratched the surface,” said NECP executive director John Westberg of the school’s enrollment.
ECC Business Club, receives nine awards at state leadership conference
Phi Beta Lambda, Edgecombe Community College’s Business Club, received nine awards at the state leadership conference April 13-14.
Club members attended the 59th annual NCPBL State Leadership Conference in Charlotte. Thirty-eight colleges and universities were present at the conference.
“This was the chapter’s first conference,” says Andrew Woherem, club advisor and business administration instructor. “The students did an incredible job representing the college.”
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