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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…

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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;…

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January 10, 2019

This past high school football season saw SouthWest Edgecombe throw the football more than it had in years. Nash Central ditched its pass-heavy approach to run the ball more, while Northern Nash’s spread might have enjoyed its peak in 2018.

Other programs like Southern Nash and Tarboro stuck…

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January 09, 2019

Tarboro High School football coach Jeff Craddock is one of 32 finalists for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award, the Carolina Panthers and the NFL announced on Wednesday.

Every team nominates a high school coach from its area, with the Panthers choosing Craddock as a finalist…

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January 09, 2019

TARBORO — The old saying, “If at first you don’t succeed then try, try again” could apply to the ongoing plea of Edgecombe County’s top lawman to the county’s governing board for more pay for his deputies, investigators, jailers and support staff.

During…

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January 09, 2019

The state is looking for public comment on recovery plans related to Hurricane Matthew, which devastated the Twin Counties two years ago.

The state Division of Emergency Management has opened a public comment period for Action Plan Amendment 3 to the state’s Community Development Block Grant-…

January 09, 2019

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield presided Tuesday over the House of Representatives, hours before President Donald Trump addressed the nation about the need for a border wall.

Butterfield, a Wilson Democrat who was recently sworn in for his eighth term, served as speaker pro tempore, the…

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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-…

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January 03, 2019

The Northern Nash boys’ basketball team extended its winning streak to 12 games with a 77-48 home win over North Edgecombe on Thursday.

The Knights improved to 12-1 on the season, and will open Big East Conference play on Tuesday at home against Wilson Hunt.

North Edgecombe (4-4) has lost…

January 02, 2019

Now that winter has begun, we want to share our Winter Fishing Tip – The buzz word for winter fishing is S-L-O-W.

Colder the water, less active are the fish. Our scaly friends are somewhat hunkered down, trying to survive in food-scarce cold winter weather. Experts advise you to work your…

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