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July 11, 2018

There are nearly 20 million miles of underground utility lines in the United States. These buried facilities — including gas, water, sewer, cable TV, high-speed Internet, landline telephone and electric — provide the services Americans depend on for their basic everyday needs.

If you…

July 11, 2018

Flounder is one of the most sought-after fish in Eastern North Carolina during the high-temp summer months.

Abundance and desirable table fare are two prime reasons for that popularity. In other words, they are usually plentiful for anglers to pursue, and they are right tasty fresh off the grill.…

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July 11, 2018

From new draftees to breakout years in the NBA to title seasons right here in Tarboro, it was an eventful year for the sports scene in Edgecombe County. Here are some of the moments to remember.

1. Tarboro romps to title season

All of the running clocks, running touchdowns and lopsided victories…

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July 09, 2018

More Hurricane Matthew funding was recently awarded to the Twin Counties.

North Carolina received more than $24 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund eight mitigation projects that will pay to elevate, remove or reconstruct homes in Edgecombe and Robeson counties as well as…

July 06, 2018

During the recent two-day 4-H Cloverbud Sweet Treats camp, kids ages 5 through 8 could come and make their own ice cream, yogurt pops and bake and decorate cupcakes, all while learning about math and science.

This year, there were nine kids in attendance, who each got to make six cupcakes and…

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July 05, 2018

A planned development of a new bridge has forced the removal and relocation of an Edgecombe County cemetery with graves dating back to the 1800s

The Old Sparta Riverside Cemetery on N.C. 42 East that’s about three to five miles outside Pinetops had 17 graves recently relocated and re-buried…

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July 05, 2018

Monika Sutherland Fleming recently was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Gov. Roy Cooper.

This award, the highest honor bestowed upon a private citizen in North Carolina, recognized her 37 years of service as an educator at Edgecombe Community College and her dedicated efforts as an…

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July 04, 2018

The Edgecombe County Board of Elections is looking for paid poll workers for November's General Election.

Anyone appointed as a poll worker must be a registered voter in Edgecombe County and be of good moral character, said Jerry Spruell, the county's elections director.

Poll workers should be able…

July 04, 2018

Did you know that blue crabs are the No. 1 commercial seafood product in North Carolina waters? The state boasts an annual 30 million-pound harvest. Much of it is found in the greater Pamlico Sound area.

Blue crabs surely welcomed colonists and early settlers to Eastern North Carolina when they…

North Carolina Blue Crab catch, from Washington Crab and Oyster Co., Washington, NC

July 04, 2018

Edgecombe Community College graduated 10 cadets from its Fifth Basic Academy for Basic Law Enforcement Training on June 19.

The graduation ceremony for Kydeem Vaughan, Stephen Odom, Shavon Shaw, Cortney Skorupa, Kensley Smith, Angel Rodriguez Jr., Alejandra Hernandez, Brian Alston, Qutrice Davis…

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