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Council approves FY 2020 budget
06/26/2019
The Rocky Mount City Council approved the FY 2020 budget during the June 24, 2019 council meeting. The new budget is balanced without a tax rate increase or increases to the city’s utility rates.
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Operation Summer Drought
06/24/2019
The Rocky Mount Police Department (RMPD) conducted a one-day joint operation with the Nash County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO). This operation’s focus was to disrupt the illegal sales of controlled substances within the city Rocky Mount, while at the same time deterring acts of violence.
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July compost giveaway moved in observance of holiday
06/24/2019
The Public Works Department will move its scheduled July compost giveaway to the second week of the month in observance of the July 4 holiday.
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Space available for city's summer camp
06/24/2019
The city of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department’s summer camps are in full swing, but space is still available at the various camp locations. Summer Day Camp is held from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with locations at Englewood Elementary School for children 5-8 and the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences for students ages 9-12. The cost for Summer Day Camp is $80 per week for city residents.
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FREE family movies offered at Lawn Chair Theatre
06/21/2019
Summer movies under the stars are made possible with the 2019 Lawn Chair Theatre series. Movie viewings will take place once a month throughout the summer on the lawn of the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences.
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Independence celebration returns
06/19/2019
Rocky Mount will celebrate the nation’s independence with fireworks, performances and more, from 6-9 p.m. on July 3 at the Rocky Mount Athletic Stadium.
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Assistant city manager selected to represent Rocky Mount in China
06/19/2019
Rocky Mount Assistant City Manager Natasha Hampton was invited by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) as one of five government professionals from the US, Canada and Denmark to represent their respective cities at the 2019 Qingdao International City Management Conference in Qingdao, China and Beijing City Summit in Beijing, China.
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City offices to close for July 4 holiday
06/16/2019
In observance of Independence Day, city offices will be closed Thursday, July 4. The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, RM Wilson Gymnasium, Rocky Mount Senior Center, Booker T. Washington Community Center and South Rocky Mount Community Center will each be closed, July 4.
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Popsicles and Stories in the Park to encourage reading
06/13/2019
Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Braswell Memorial Library, will host Popsicles and Stories in the Park through Aug. 20.
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Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Announces Inclusive Public Art Grants
06/12/2019
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is excited to announce that Trustees have awarded Inclusive Public Art grants, totaling $450,000, to ten communities across North Carolina. ZSR’s Inclusive Public Art initiative is one of three initiatives that the Foundation is supporting under its Exploratory, Visionary Ideas Strategy as part of All For NC: Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s Framework for Grantmaking and Learning. ZSR’s Exploratory, Visionary Ideas Strategy will evolve over time, supporting different initiatives from year to year.
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FY2020 proposed budget
06/11/2019
Please click on the link below to see the city manager’s proposed annual operating budget for Fiscal Year 2020.
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Summer Night Lights returns to area parks
06/10/2019
Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Night Lights program returns Friday, June 14, 6 p.m. at Hornbeam Park in Rocky Mount.
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Public Safety Telecommunicators needed
06/06/2019
The city of Rocky Mount is looking for public safety telecommunicators. The person in this position performs technical communications work in support of public safety operations.
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Community center to host summer job fair
05/31/2019
Building on the success of the spring 2019 Job Fair, the city of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will host its summer 2019 Job Fair July 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Rocky Mount Community Center. Representatives from more than 20 local companies will be on hand to talk with prospective employees.
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City asks residents to conserve water
05/31/2019
As of Saturday, June 1, Voluntary Water Conservation Stage I is now in effect through Oct. During this stage of voluntary water conservation, the city asks all water customers to be mindful of their water usage and to conserve when possible.
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Play city trivia to win Mudcats tickets
05/16/2019
The Communications and Marketing Office at the city of Rocky Mount is offering the public a chance to win Carolina Mudcats tickets by taking part in weekly social media and mobile trivia in May and June.
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Registration opens for Junior Police Academy
05/09/2019
The Rocky Mount Police Department will offer its 19th annual Junior Police Academy during a pair of summer sessions.
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