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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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January 02, 2019

Welcome to 2019, where the prep football season is eight months away and the winter sports season shifts into mid-season form.

And with the flipping of the calendar, routines are once again taking shape, holiday basketball tournaments are finished, and teams prepare to dig in for the bulk of the…

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December 31, 2018

Tarboro experienced growth and recognition while continuing to deal with storm damage and crime in 2018.

After a year's worth of discussion, the council voted unanimously in December to allow Princeville Elementary School to continue its stay in the Bridger’s Building until the hurricane-…

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December 31, 2018

SouthWest Edgecombe coach Jonathan Cobb sat behind his desk, peered out from under a blue visor, and spoke over a persistent buzz.

Jelan Smith was the topic.

The Cougars senior defensive end — the Telegram’s Football Defensive Player of the Year is coming off a strong season where he…

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December 30, 2018

Caring for others is at the heart of the nursing profession.

Sometimes that calling takes nurses across town to a doctor’s office or a hospital. But one local nurse’s desire to help others has taken her halfway across the world.

For the past five months, nurse Sarah Johnson, who…

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