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October 23, 2016

Tyson Foods of Tarboro recently participated in a food drive to benefit the Backpack Buddy program hosted by the Pay It Forward Civitan Club.

The program provides food insecure-students with nutritious weekend meals during the school year. Club members packed a total of 102 meals in 17 backpacks…


October 14, 2016

If the highest cost of living is dying, then 150 North Carolina convicted killers are waiting for their final bill from the state.

Convincing arguments can be made on either side of the death penalty issue whether capital punishment is just or which costs more tax dollars: executions or life…


October 06, 2016

Dr. Evelyn Johnson and Ola Pittman recently were awarded the fourth annual DREAM Guiding Light Service Award by the DREAM Social and Civic Club.

Each year, DREAM awards women that have devoted their time, talents and expertise to serve the public good and have made significant, noticeable and…


October 05, 2016

A topic on the lips of seemingly everyone in the Twin Counties last week was the abduction and return of a little girl in Rocky Mount.

An unknown suspect jumped into a running SUV and took off with 2-year-old N’eveah Richardson in the backseat. While law enforcement scoured the area,…


September 29, 2016

TARBORO — Subtle Southern scenes come to life in a different way in an exhibit at the Blount-Bridgers House.

“Out of Savannah,” a show of works by Everett Mayo Adelman, is on display through Oct. 15 in the Hobson Pittman Gallery of the house at 130 Bridgers St., a release says.…


September 28, 2016

Checking in with our friends at Blounts Creek, the battle continues between the Save Blounts Creek committee and corporate giant Martin Marietta Materials. The fight boils down to those who want to preserve the quality and integrity of Blounts Creek water and its surroundings and Martin Marietta,…


August 30, 2016

A lot of folks are making hay of the Clinton Foundation these days.

But before I get into that, let me say that I don’t mind smashmouth politics. There’s nothing like a little trash talking to get the otherwise lazy electorate up and moving and hopefully toward the polls. Yep, I’m…


August 25, 2016

Summer vacation season is ending, but fun is continuing with two upcoming events planned by the Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council.

The first is billed in a release not as a typical fundraiser but rather a "FUNdraiser." "Beats & Beer" returns this year, bringing summertime fare and live…


August 24, 2016

When you were a kid, did you really believe you could break your mother’s back by stepping on a crack in the sidewalk? Or get coveted curly hair if you ate your bread crusts?

Of course not! You tried, and neither worked.

But you did believe in the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy…


August 17, 2016

It’s been a year since my friend was gunned down on live television. And as I predicted then, nothing has really changed.

Gun lobbyists continue to block common sense legislation, and innocent people keep getting killed by maniacs with firearms.

Alison Parker, 24, was an on-air journalist for…

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