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October 17, 2018

The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office continued its crackdown on heroin trafficking with three recent arrests.

Christopher Holland and Amy Lynn Utley, both 32 and of Bailey, were charged with two counts each of trafficking heroin and each given $250,000 bonds.

Antoine Staton, 31, of Rocky Mount,…


Tagged fish: Why do it? Then what?

October 17, 2018

 Finally, cool weather is upon us!

That means the fish are getting nature’s signal to put on the autumnal feed bag and scarf up as many calories as they can before winter sets in around the New Year. To an angler, that means your baits must blend in and be taken for the foods your…


SouthWest Edgecombe football tops Nash Central in rescheduled game

October 15, 2018

SouthWest Edgecombe defeated Nash Central, 27-6, on Monday in a rescheduled game from Friday night.

The Cougars (6-1, 2-0) held a slim 7-6 lead at halftime, before scoring 20 points in the second half of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference game to seal the win.

“They played hard and are well-…


Four takeaways from prep football's Week 9

October 13, 2018

A fragmented Week 9 continued on Friday night. There were two games Wednesday and two games two night ago, plus a Saturday night game in Wilson for Rocky Mount High. Here are four takeaways for the games that ended before Saturday afternoon.

North Edgecombe finds its footing

Three weeks into the…