More From Tarboro

March 08, 2018

To encourage more people to admit to animal bites, the state has changed its rabies law for the first time since the 1980s.

The new rules, as laid out in N.C. General Statute 130, allow for quarantine over euthanasia as a way to check for rabies, Dr. Mandy Tolson, a local veterinarian, explained to…

March 08, 2018

Faith Christian baseball, playing at home in the opening round of the Patriot Invitational tournament, fell behind 5-0 in the first inning against Arendell Parrott Academy but stormed back for a 16-6 victory.

The Patriots (3-0) got five innings from starter Alex Crosby, with Garrett Pannell coming…

March 08, 2018

The Down East Partnership for Children is using the help of local churches in Nash and Edgecombe counties to help spread the word to local families about the timeline for and what they need to know about registering their children for kindergarten or applying them for pre-K or Head Start programs.…


March 07, 2018

An Edgecombe County science teacher is headed to Atlanta next week to be honored as a finalist in the seventh annual Shell Science Lab Challenge.

Melissa Atlemose, an eighth-grade science teacher at W.A. Patillo Middle School, is one of five science teachers in the country to be honored at this…

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March 06, 2018

I lived and worked in the Wilmington area for more than a decade. First as a security guard at a downtown hotel then as a newspaper reporter.

Back then--it’s been five years now since I’ve been gone--Wilmington was a magical place. It wasn’t unusual at all to see John Travolta in…


March 06, 2018

Holly Willis, a program technician in Edgecombe County, was named the recipient of the USDA Farm Service Agency District 6 Employee of the Fourth Quarter.

Farm Service Agency’s District 6 includes Martin, Washington, Tyrrell, Dare, Hyde, Beaufort, Pitt, Wilson, Greene, Craven, Pamlico,…


March 05, 2018

The moment arrived, nearly three months after the final snap.

The Tarboro High football team received their championship rings on Monday night during a ceremony at Edgecombe Community College attended by players, coach and family members. The event celebrated the Vikings 1-AA championship this past…


March 04, 2018

A big reason for the excitement of CSX building the $270 million Carolina Connector intermodal hub and transfer facility was that it was going to be built on the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount.

While the Twin Counties’ economy as a whole has struggled for many years, Edgecombe County…

March 03, 2018

Local and state authorities arrested six suspects last week in connection to a broad daylight gangland-style shootout between Bloods and Crips in Princeville that caught in the crossfire a loaded school bus and a bystander who sustained injuries.

The suspects, all documented members of two rival…


March 03, 2018

The Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners is set to discuss state rabies laws among other topics Monday evening.

Karen Lachapelle and Mandy Tolson will present information to the board on changes to state law relative to rabies. The board will also consider approval of a structure for an Animal…

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