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Council reviews budget priorities, boards and commissions
02/22/2019
The Rocky Mount City Council was tasked with listing their top budget priorities during its 2019 retreat.
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Downtown highlighted on day 2 of retreat
02/21/2019
On day two of the Rocky Mount City Council retreat, members received information that state funds have been secured for 60 units of housing from 218-242 Tarboro St., which are city-owned parcels.
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Annual Tree Giveaway
02/21/2019
On March 4-6, 2019, the city of Rocky Mount Tree Advisory Board will give away free Redbud tree seedlings in the atrium of the Business Services Center located at 224 S. Franklin Street from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The limit is two trees per person while supplies last.
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Challenges & success strategies noted @ retreat
02/20/2019
The Rocky Mount City Council started the first day of their annual retreat with a three-hour presentation from Dr. Jim Johnson, professor and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Chapel Hill. Johnson’s topic was “A roadmap for inclusive and equitable development in Rocky Mount.”
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Jesus Christ Superstar coming to Imperial Centre
02/18/2019
Local actors will bring a well-known play to the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences this spring. “Jesus Christ Superstar,” a timeless rock/opera classic, will run consecutive weeks in March at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences.
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International Festival of Cultures set to bring people together
02/14/2019
The city of Rocky Mount’s International Festival of Cultures, hosted by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, showcases the variety of diverse communities that call Rocky Mount home. Held in the Brown Auditorium on the campus of Nash Community College, the International Festival of Cultures will take place Saturday, March 2 from 12 p.m-4 p.m. and has become an area favorite.
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Council refutes article & provides review info.
02/12/2019
During Monday night’s Rocky Mount City Council meeting, members refuted claims in a recent Rocky Mount Telegram article that says a councilmember confirmed the existence of a list of employees administrators are expected to remove from City Hall.
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Council signs LOI for downtown deal
02/12/2019
On Monday night, the Rocky Mount City Council authorized the mayor to execute a Letter of Intent. This non-binding agreement means that council will exercise its due diligence for the consideration of a $60-70 million development in downtown Rocky Mount.
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City schedules winter loose leaf collection
01/04/2019
The city of Rocky Mount’s Public Works and Water Resources Department will offer loose leaf collection during specified weeks in Jan., Feb. and March.
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Statement from Mayor Pro Tem Tom Rogers
The City Council has authorized an independent, in-depth review into matters that it has identified relative to the activities of the city manager and leadership of our city, including employee morale, employee turnover, compensation practices, hiring practices, financial management – including HUD’s relationship with Rocky Mount – and any other items that may be identified.
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Statement from Mayor Combs
Thank you all for being here this afternoon. At our called meeting last week, I know some of you were disappointed that I did not comment. Since the council and I were dealing with a personnel issue and no action was taken, I was advised by the city attorney not to make any comments. However, as your mayor, I feel a need to make some comments today before we move to our next agenda item.
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Job fair coming to community center
The city of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will host its 2019 Job Fair on March 4 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Booker T. Washington Community Center. Representatives from more than 20 local companies will be on hand to talk with prospective employees.
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Citizens Academy to begin in March
Registration is now open for the city of Rocky Mount’s 2019 Citizens Academy.
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Spring blooms at the Imperial Centre
Spring comes into full bloom at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences’ Arts Education Building. With returning favorites and new classes, the spring season has something for everyone.
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Construction work to close road for up to six weeks
A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close a section of Independence Drive starting at 8 a.m. Monday as part of a project to widen two miles of North Wesleyan Boulevard in Rocky Mount.
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Council finds balance with new ordinance
Working to make the Rocky Mount community better for all citizens, the Rocky Mount City Council adopted an amendment to the city’s Land Development Code defining the maximum size of commercial vehicles and trailers that may be parked on a residential property.
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