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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…


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…

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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…


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…


January 13, 2019

Edgecombe Community College employees received Service Awards at the college’s spring semester kickoff held Jan. 3.

Michael Jordan, vice president of student services, was recognized for 25 years of service to the college; Belinda Myers, payroll technician, was recognized for 20 years;…


January 08, 2019

Mary Shuping, director of government relations for the N.C. Community College System, delivered the keynote address at the Jan. 3 spring semester kickoff for Edgecombe Community College employees.

Shuping discussed the 2019 legislative agenda for community colleges, which includes a focus on short-…


December 28, 2018

Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent Valerie Bridges said she is extremely proud of what the school district accomplished in 2018.

“We have the right people in the right places to continue our success. Our focus is always on what is best for our children. We are trying new things,…

December 26, 2018

The past year has been one of transition for Edgecombe Community College as the school had a transfer of leadership.

But it also enjoyed several successes along the way.

In March, Phi Theta Kappa, the student honor society, won 13 awards at the Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Regional Convention. Among…

December 25, 2018

Students at West Edgecombe Middle School made their own Christmas magic on Friday as they staged a Christmas parade before they left for the holidays.

This is the third year of the now annual West Edgecombe Christmas Parade, a tradition that started when Claude Archer became principal.



December 22, 2018

Edgecombe County Public Schools is one of 10 school districts across the state that will receive funding under a new state grant program that aims to help expand school breakfast access.

As part of the 2018-19 Breakfast After the Bell Initiative, the school districts will receive grant funding…

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