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July 20, 2018 - 1 minute ago

Emily G. Brake of Pinetops is one of 15 children of Perdue Farms associates and independent contract farmers awarded $75,000 in scholarships through the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation.

The daughter of Perdue farmers Steven and Nancy Brake of Pinetops, she will attend N.C.…

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July 19, 2018

For the third year in a row, Edgecombe Community College students brought home gold from the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held June 25-29 in Louisville, Ky.

One individual and one team brought home gold medals, finishing first in the nation in their competitions. The…


July 18, 2018

The state of North Carolina has presented the Nash-Edgecombe Counties 2018 Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service to Dr. Robert Barbe.

Barbe was nominated by Tarboro Community Outreach for his commitment to volunteerism.

“Dr. Barbe has been a source of information and inspiration for…


July 17, 2018

Jane Thorne of Tarboro has been appointed to the statewide board of directors of the N.C. Community Foundation, according to James Black, board chairman.

Thorne is a community advocate who holds management roles in several family businesses. She is president of the Edgecombe Charitable Foundation,…

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July 16, 2018

Family time at the Harrison Family YMCA is about giving families as a unit, and as individuals, the opportunities to deepen relationships, develop new skills and interests, improve their health and well-being and connect to the community.

The YMCA has always been a place where…


July 16, 2018

North Carolina's first advocacy group for persons with metastatic breast cancer — the North Carolina Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance — has been established.

Stephanie L. Walker, RN, BSN, said she founded the group in order to make metastatic breast cancer patients, like…

July 15, 2018

From a local competition in Rocky Mount to a regional contest in Washington, D.C., Owen Black is going national. The local power-hitting kid displayed his fence-clearing swing to secure a spot in the national competition of Major League Baseball’s Jr. Home Run Derby.

Black, a 13-year-old from…

July 15, 2018

The Epsilon Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. recently hosted its second annual Juneteenth Scholarship Gala, “Honoring the Past; Building Our Future,” in the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College.

The event was organized in conjunction with the city of Rocky…

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July 14, 2018

The third anniversary of the Leah S. Vines Scholarship Award Banquet was held on June 9 at Pines Chapel Church Fellowship Hall in Pinetops.

More than 200 guests attended the celebration to witness the awarding of five $1,000 scholarships to the following recipients:

■ Kieara Smith, a…


July 13, 2018

Victoria “Tori” Ingram, an accomplished recent graduate from N.C. Wesleyan College, has joined her alma mater as admission counselor.

Ingram will focus her recruiting efforts in the northeastern part of North Carolina. As a student at Wesleyan, Ingram was highly involved in campus life…

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