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August 16, 2018

PINETOPS — Against the constant backdrop of blaring emergency sirens, Edgecombe County deputies took turns Wednesday tracking imaginary suspects through the halls of SouthWest Edgecombe High School.

The actions were part of an active shooter training drill that took place in cooperation…


Classes begin at new charter school

August 14, 2018

SPRING HOPE — Global Achiever’s Academy, Nash County’s newest charter school, opened its doors on Monday for its first day of classes ever.

Students and teachers gathered at 7:40 a.m Monday in the gym at the Spaulding Resource Center in Spring Hope to begin their…


Edgecombe names new principals

August 13, 2018

TARBORO —  The Edgecombe County Board of Education recently appointed three new principals to serve in Edgecombe County Public Schools. 

Kelsey Ballard has been named as the principal of G.W. Bulluck Elementary School. Ballard, who most recently served as assistant principal of West…


New summer program boosts students’ skills

August 12, 2018

Nearly 200 elementary and middle school students who live in Southern Nash County recently completed participation in the ARC Intervention and Enrichment Services summer program, which was a partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region and Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.…