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Friday, March 22, 2019
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School custodian faces gun charges

March 22, 2019

A now-former custodian at a school in Edgecombe County is facing criminal charges, including a felony offense, after having been discovered to have a firearm on school property while he was on the job earlier this week, authorities said.

Jerome Faison Jr. on Monday allegedly made threats to the…


Local spelling bee champ crowned

March 21, 2019

Victory was sweet Wednesday night for 12-year-old Janzen Haynes as he earned the title of Spelling Champion with the word “maraschino.”

Haynes’s victory took place at the Advancement Spelling Bee, which was held in the Dunn Center on the campus of N.C. Wesleyan College.…


Veterans museum returns to original site

March 21, 2019

The Edgecombe County Veterans’ Military Museum is officially back home.

After about a year-long closure and relocation due to a bat infestation of its building at 106 W. Church St., the all-volunteer facility is back home and officially open.

More than 125 people turned out for the ribbon…


Area kids prepare for 4-H show

March 20, 2019

The East Carolina Agriculture and Education Center on Kingsboro Road will be teeming with activity on April 2-3 when the 82nd Eastern Carolina 4-H Livestock Show and Sale is held.

4-H Clubs from Edgecombe, Halifax and Nash counties will participate and club members will show cattle, hogs, goats and…