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March 09, 2018

Sylvan Heights Bird Park has received a grant to support educational programs and science events such as Earth Day.

The $18,500 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation will benefit more than 7,000 students each year via the park's Sylvan Heights’ K-12 STEM-based programs, said Mike Lubbock, the…

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March 08, 2018

The Down East Partnership for Children is using the help of local churches in Nash and Edgecombe counties to help spread the word to local families about the timeline for and what they need to know about registering their children for kindergarten or applying them for pre-K or Head Start programs.…


March 06, 2018

I lived and worked in the Wilmington area for more than a decade. First as a security guard at a downtown hotel then as a newspaper reporter.

Back then--it’s been five years now since I’ve been gone--Wilmington was a magical place. It wasn’t unusual at all to see John Travolta in…


March 06, 2018

Holly Willis, a program technician in Edgecombe County, was named the recipient of the USDA Farm Service Agency District 6 Employee of the Fourth Quarter.

Farm Service Agency’s District 6 includes Martin, Washington, Tyrrell, Dare, Hyde, Beaufort, Pitt, Wilson, Greene, Craven, Pamlico,…


February 28, 2018

I agree with President Trump: Some teachers should be armed.

Add “I agree with President Trump” to the list of words I never thought I string together. But I’m not being facetious. Trump has scored some serious points with me on his new approach to gun control in our country.…


February 25, 2018

The W.A. Pattillo High School National Alumni Association Inc.is “moving full steam ahead” in preparation for its 37th Annual Reunion in June-July 2018.

The Board of Directors and membership are excited about the upcoming events and anticipate…

February 22, 2018

The New York Theatre Ballet will return to Tarboro to perform in the Edgecombe Community College Performing Arts Series at 7:30 p.m. on March 22, bringing a program of mixed repertoire.

The New York Theatre Ballet has performed in the series annually for the past five years.…


February 21, 2018

Cowards! One and all. Bought and paid for by gun lobbyists.

Every single time there’s a mass shooting at a school, church, movie theater or concert, we are told by lawmakers “now is not the time to talk about gun control.”

My friend, my colleague, was gunned down on live…


February 15, 2018

Edgecombe Community College will present a unique evening of live music and acrobatics on March 2.

Le Cirque Esprit is the fifth of six shows in the 13th season of the Edgecombe Performance Series, which brings world class entertainment to Tarboro and Edgecombe County.

Le Cirque Esprit is a dynamic…


February 06, 2018

A few years back I worked as a crime reporter in a North Carolina coastal city. The local sheriff was infamous for his controversial country-fried crimefighting techniques.

I got a call from a disgruntled former deputy who promised to show me evidence that would blow the roof off the…

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