January 21, 2019

When Maxine Hurdle lost her job in the mid-1990s after more than 16 years at the former Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Co., she decided to return to school to start a second career.

She chose the Human Services Technology curriculum at Edgecombe Community College, receiving financial assistance…

Princeville school to re-open in December

January 16, 2019

TARBORO — It will likely be almost another year before Princeville Elementary School students will be able to return to their home school, Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent Valerie Bridges told members of the school board Monday.

During the regular January meeting of the…

Local principal receives top honor

January 15, 2019

Edgecombe County Public Schools has a new reason to boast as its Principal of the Year has been named Regional Principal of the Year for the North Central Region of North Carolina.

Matt Smith, principal of Edgecombe Early College High School in Tarboro, is the first Edgecombe County principal to…

ECC-trained welders in high demand

January 15, 2019

Welding is among the fastest growing professions in America, a trend that is especially evident in Edgecombe County.

“The demand for welders has increased dramatically because of construction in the commercial industry,” said Warren Lynch, welding instructor at Edgecombe Community…