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September 16, 2017

PINETOPS — Ja’viyes Massenburg wasn’t sure what to expect from the SouthWest Edgecombe offensive line. The Tarboro High defensive end watched film on the Cougars and figured he would have trouble getting into the backfield.

“I didn’t think I’d end up in the…


September 15, 2017

TARBORO — “Coach, you don’t have to worry about that. I’m going to make it.”

That’s all Jeff Craddock needed to hear. The Tarboro High football coach sat in his office, adorned with trophies and photos of Vikings past and stared into the eyes of JoJo Lyons.…


September 15, 2017

The Edgecombe County Law Enforcement Association has presented the Edgecombe Community College Foundation with a donation of nearly $30,000.

The gift will support scholarships for qualified students enrolled in Basic Law Enforcement Training at ECC.

BLET School Director Bernie Taylor said the funds…


September 15, 2017


Rocky Mount High (1-2) at Havelock (3-1), 7 p.m.

The matchup: This one will bring back memories for all involved of last season’s epic finish. The Gryphons used a late 99-yard touchdown to force overtime, where they would eventually win to advance to the 3-A state title game. Havelock…

September 14, 2017

The Blount-Bridgers House in Tarboro is set to exhibit the paintings of recent Barton College graduate Benjamin Hawley.

Hawley received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Barton College in May. The Hobson Pittman Memorial gallery, situated on the second floor of the historic Blount-…


September 13, 2017

North Carolina Coastal Pines congratulates Ashlea Nicholas of Pinetops for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest and most prestigious achievement in Girl Scouting.

Awarded to fewer than 6 percent of Girl Scouts annually, Nicholas joins generations of young women who have earned…


September 13, 2017

After a crisis year for Edgecombe County Public Schools, the school district received disappointing news on their preliminary report cards, as the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released school performance scores on Thursday.

During the 2016-17 academic year, most students in the district…

September 12, 2017

An epidemic is spreading in Edgecombe County as it is in North Carolina and across the country.

On Jan. 11, a Tarboro loan officer was pronounced dead at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital. She was 36-years old.

On Jan. 19, a carpenter from Macclesfield died. He was 46-years-old.

On Feb. 4, a Tarboro…


September 11, 2017

Here we go again ...

After a decade at the beach, my wife said she hated to say goodbye to the sand and surf (and fresh seafood), but at least our days dealing with hurricanes were at an end. We were both relieved to be putting all that behind us when we moved to the Twin Counties.

Boy, were we…


September 11, 2017

The Conetoe Family Life Center has a new $150,000 training center aimed to help improve the quality of life for children and adults in the small rural town in Edgecombe County.

Dr. Garrie Moore, executive director of the Conetoe Family Life Center, said the training center is 100 percent paid for.…

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