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February 19, 2019

Every once in a while you come across someone truly extraordinary, and that is the case with James Williams.

Williams has been through some hard times in his life, but he has never given up hope on becoming his best self. His positive demeanor helped him get through many hospital stays, including…


ECC students go on mission trip to Dominican Republic

February 18, 2019

What started out as a mission trip to help others turned into a learning experience of a lifetime for two Edgecombe Community College students.

Connor Massey and LeighAnn Champagne spent a week in November in the Dominican Republic as part of a trip set up by Suzi Shippen-Wagner, their Surgical…


Catholic school students vie in Future City Competition

February 16, 2019

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School for the first time sent three teams to the N.C. Regional Future City Competition on Jan. 27 at the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University.

About 200 middle school students from across the state presented their projects. N.C. State engineering…


Book reading to mark Black History Month

February 15, 2019

Lenette Britt, author of “Ma B’s Lesson on Black History,” will be the focus of two local events.

She will be at a book signing at noon on Sunday at Word Tabernacle Church and is scheduled to read at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Braswell Memorial Library.

Britt said she grew up…