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February 10, 2017

Ladies of Tarboro were seeing red — lots of red —  on Feb. 3 at The Fountains at The Albemarle in honor of National Wear Red Day for Women’s Heart Health.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women…


ECC to present 'Great Expectations' at Keihin Auditorium

February 09, 2017

Edgecombe Community College is expecting great things from an upcoming production of “Great Expectations” that will be presented Feb. 16 at the Keihin Auditorium.

Edgecombe Community College will be presenting the performance by The Barter Players in cooperation with the…


Hand-made hats celebrate American Heart Month

February 07, 2017

Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for all newborns at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital throughout the month of February.

The hospital is participating in the association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program, which…


The anatomy of a news story

January 26, 2017

The news has been inundated in the last week with word that the federal government has quietly authorized $2 billion in payouts to sick veterans stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987.

The tap water aboard the base was contaminated during those deadly decades with estimates of at least a…