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April 24, 2019

The spring exhibition in the gallery at the Blount-Bridgers House will feature Mexican-American artist Cornelio Campos.

A collection of recent studio works by the painter will be exhibited through May 30 with a reception in the gallery from 6-7:30 p.m. on May 2 sponsored by Edgecombe Arts.



April 23, 2019

TARBORO — Several local students celebrated Earth Day by launching balloons with scientific payloads into near space.

Students from Edgecombe Community College, Nash Community College and Hobgood Academy launched three balloons on Monday from the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College…


April 23, 2019

Monday afternoon's meeting of the Rocky Mount City Council boiled over with jeers from the audience and council members biting back over development downtown and at Crossing at 64.

Local business owner Lige Daughtridge, a candidate for Ward 5, asked the council why millions of dollars have been…

April 23, 2019

TARBORO — An antiques shop in downtown Tarboro has been revived.

“I took care of people. Now I’m doing something I love, which is rescuing things,” Patti Pittman said with a smile and a laugh in her reopened Tar River Antiques and Gifts at 205 N. Main St.

Pittman, a…


April 23, 2019

Nash-Rocky Mount Superintendent Shelton Jefferies is one of 19 educators to be selected to join the newest cohort of Broad Academy fellows.

The Broad Academy, which describes itself as the nation’s most prominent professional-development program for current and aspiring urban school-system…


April 23, 2019

A local nonprofit organization and business recently teamed up with Edgecombe Community College to equip College and Career Readiness students with skills in manufacturing.

The college’s CCR program — formerly known as Basic Skills — Rocky Mount OIC and ABB in Pinetops merged…


April 22, 2019

The Rocky Mount Comfort Inn is undergoing a major exterior renovation.

"The outside hasn't been redone in about the 25 years that the Comfort Inn has been here," General Manager Shamane Bazemore said. "So, it looked a little outdated."

Comfort Inns, franchised by Maryland-based Choice Hotels…


April 22, 2019

Last summer in preparation for the opening of the Rocky Mount Event Center, the city made improvements to parking lots owned by Edgecombe Community College as voted on by the City Council.

The city and college were to share adjoining parking lots on Tarboro Street, but the city has since approved a…

April 22, 2019

One of the two plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit in 2016 against the Edgecombe County Board of Education in the wake of a field trip allegedly involving sex, drugs and alcohol has dismissed her claims.

Kimberly Briggs, who dismissed her claims in the lawsuit at the end of March, was teaching…

April 22, 2019

The Tar Heel State's chief executive is going to be at the upcoming groundbreaking of CSX’s proposed intermodal rail facility.

Gov. Roy Cooper's spokesman, Ford Porter confirmed the gathering is on Cooper's schedule. The event is set for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Gateway Technology Center…

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