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July 20, 2018

Emily G. Brake of Pinetops is one of 15 children of Perdue Farms associates and independent contract farmers awarded $75,000 in scholarships through the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation.

The daughter of Perdue farmers Steven and Nancy Brake of Pinetops, she will attend N.C.…


ECC students win gold at SkillsUSA

July 19, 2018

For the third year in a row, Edgecombe Community College students brought home gold from the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held June 25-29 in Louisville, Ky.

One individual and one team brought home gold medals, finishing first in the nation in their competitions. The…


Tarboro man receives state volunteer award

July 18, 2018

The state of North Carolina has presented the Nash-Edgecombe Counties 2018 Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service to Dr. Robert Barbe.

Barbe was nominated by Tarboro Community Outreach for his commitment to volunteerism.

“Dr. Barbe has been a source of information and inspiration for…


Tarboro woman tapped for state board

July 17, 2018

Jane Thorne of Tarboro has been appointed to the statewide board of directors of the N.C. Community Foundation, according to James Black, board chairman.

Thorne is a community advocate who holds management roles in several family businesses. She is president of the Edgecombe Charitable Foundation,…