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December 19, 2018

TARBORO — Edgecombe County Public Schools will launch a nonprofit foundation, school board members decided Monday at their December meeting.

The foundation, which yet to be named, will “support the activities of the school system and its students, including providing scholarships.…

December 19, 2018

In observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day, city offices will be closed Monday through Wednesday and on Jan. 1.

Rocky Mount Public Works and Water Resources will collect garbage, recycling and yard waste by regular schedule except for Tuesday and Jan. 1. Items…

December 18, 2018

A building in downtown Rocky Mount devoted mostly for artists to showcase their creativity is close to opening.

The Bel Air Arts Center, formerly the longtime Bel Air Artisans Center at 115 S. Church St., will open to the public in January, according to Jessica Hicks, co-owner of the Bel Air Arts…


December 18, 2018

The holidays will be a little bit brighter for Sharpsburg residents with an announced reduction of their electric bills.

Sharpsburg and three other North Carolina towns will see a drop in their power bills due to agreements with NTE Energy. At a time when electricity rates are rising across the…

December 18, 2018

A recently re-elected congressman whose district includes Rocky Mount has been tapped for a leadership position.

U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield, D-1st District, will serve as chief deputy whip for the 116th Congress when it convenes in January.

Butterfield, a Wilson native, is the first Democrat from…


December 18, 2018

A former Williford Elementary School student presented his alma mater with an early Christmas present in the form of new computers.

After a discussion with Williford Elementary School Principal Kendrick Alston about the the school’s aging inventory, Kevin Jones, director of the BAC…


December 18, 2018

Edgecombe Community College trustees, administrators, instructors, students and clinicians recently celebrated the college’s new Ophthalmic Medical Assistant program and the addition of high-tech equipment.

The four-semester diploma program curriculum was developed with input from local…


December 17, 2018

TARBORO — A local woman is set to open a new tax service right after Christmas in downtown Tarboro.

Tarboro native LaVone Freeman will be opening Unlimited Taxes & Credit Services at 217 N. Main St. in Suite 101 on Dec. 26. With tax season just around the corner, Freeman said she…


December 17, 2018

A former longtime officer with the Rocky Mount Police Department who was laid to rest recently is remembered for his class, dignity and being a trailblazer in local law enforcement.

Pinetops native Milton Harris, who died Dec. 3 at the age of 76, served almost 30 years with the Rocky Mount Police…


December 17, 2018

Rocky Mount will pause in mid-January to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with special community events.

“We are always excited about the start of a new year, providing everyone an opportunity to look beyond our differences and focus on the things that unite us as…

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