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Rock The Mount To Be Held August 21

The seventh annual “Rock the Mount” kicks off the new school year on Tuesday, August 21 beginning at 11:00 am on the Southern Bank Green at NC Wesleyan College.  Sponsored by NC Wesleyan and the City of Rocky Mount, Rock the Mount is a free event aimed at introducing our students, staff, and faculty to area businesses, churches and non-profit organizations.  Scheduled from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, this year’s event includes 70 vendors, music, food, a scavenger hunt and giveaways.

Afternoon and evening activities have been added this year to continue the celebration.  Rock the Mount “Showcase”, scheduled from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, will feature blue and white scrimmages between the men’s and women’s soccer teams and the volleyball team.  To end the day’s activities, Rock the Mount “After Party” (7:00 pm to 10:00 pm) will include food, a mechanical bull, a ferris wheel, live music, a dunking booth and other carnival type games and rides.

Rock the Mount promises to be a day of food, fun and new friendships as NC Wesleyan and the City of Rocky Mount welcomes the Class of 2022 and returning students to our GREAT CITY!



The Chairmen Of The Board Kicks Off 2018-2019 Dunn Center Season

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The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts kicks off their 2018-2019 Season September 14th at 7:30 pm with the popular band, The Chairmen of the Board.  With one of Soul Music’s all-time great group names, the Chairmen of the Board has pleased music lovers for over 30 years.

Over the years, the Chairmen of the Board were among Soul Music’s most consistent hitmakers, scoring big with “Pay to the Piper,” “Finders Keepers,” “Chairman of the Board,” and the blissful “Everything’s Tuesday.”  Even though iconic leader General Johnson is gone, forty-year member Ken Knox carries on the tradition of “Give Me Just a Little More Time” and “Carolina Girls.”

Beach music as bona fide as it gets! For tickets contact the Dunn Center box office at (252) 985-5197 or click here to purchase tickets online.