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Friday, April 28, 2017
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Retiring fire marshal honored

April 28, 2017

TARBORO — One of Edgecombe County’s top emergency management officials has called it a career.

Edgecombe County Fire Marshal Butch Beach was joined by dozens of friends, family and fellow co-workers Thursday to celebrate his rich career at the Edgecombe County Administration…


Surging Tar River continues to rise

April 27, 2017

Edgecombe County remained in a state of emergency late Wednesday as the Tar River continued to rise to near flood stage levels.

A full day of sunshine did little to slow rising river levels as water continued to flow from upstream into the Tar River Basin. The Tar River continues to rise and hasn't…


Home-schoolers convene mock trial

April 27, 2017

NASHVILLE — Nine eighth-grade home-schooled students from the Rocky Mount area faced Judge Rick Hamlett in court on Wednesday in Nashville.

However, these students were not facing charges. Instead they were participating in a mock trial in which Nashville Attorney Rick Hamlett served as…


Authorities warn about flooding

April 26, 2017

State and local emergency officials are expecting area flooding this week with the Tar River cresting Tuesday night. Conditions in Rocky Mount and throughout the Twin Counties have worsened due to heavy rains over the past three days.

Rainfall of nearly seven inches locally and an upstream flow…