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February 20, 2017

Pay It Forward Civitan’s Backpack Buddies Program is continuing to grow thanks to a grant from Tyson Foods.

Pay It Forward Civitan Director and Tyson Foods-Tarboro employee Robin Sanders applied for the $25,200 grant to further benefit the food insecure children of Nash and Edgecombe counties…


Online charter school aids Boys & Girls Clubs

February 19, 2017

North Carolina Connections Academy, the state’s full-time, tuition-free, online public charter school for grades K-10, has learned a valuable lesson in helping others who are less fortunate.

Students, teachers and staff collected and delivered a truckload of items to help students from the…


Heritage group honors ancestors by preserving gravesites

February 18, 2017

The George Ricks, Miles Bobbitt and Viverette-Williams cemeteries in Nash County recently were cleaned over a two-weekend period by members of Robert Henry Ricks Camp #75 and William Dorsey Pender Camp #1916 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

These cleanups were performed in honor of individual…


ECC instructor named to N.C. MLK Commission

February 17, 2017

Jacquie Jeffers, adjunct humanities instructor at Edgecombe Community College, has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission.

She is one of 16 people who sit on the statewide commission, which works to encourage appropriate ceremonies and activities…