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June 22, 2017

State Employees’ Credit Union members via the SECU Foundation recently presented $10,000 four-year college scholarships to three local graduating high school seniors for study at one of the 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina System.

The scholarships were presented by SECU…


ECC nursing grads honored

June 21, 2017

Two Edgecombe Community College Associate Degree Nursing students recently received the DAISY Foundation’s DAISY in Training Award during the ADN pinning ceremony.

Presented for the first time this year, this special honor was awarded to Davina Jones and Meghan Harvey. In addition to being…


Scholarships awarded to local students

June 20, 2017

The LSV 2017 Award Banquet was held June 3 at Pines Chapel Church Fellowship Hall in Pinetops.

One-hundred eighty guests witnessed the award ceremony as four scholars were presented $1,000 scholarships each. The scholarships were presented by Director Leah S. Vines assisted by Victor, Travis and…


Native proposes to girlfriend at White House

June 19, 2017

Bridget Haley and Justin Sykes have been together for more than five years.

The first two or three of those years they lived in different states, Haley in New Jersey finishing up nursing school and Sykes in North Carolina finishing law school. So they would drive back and forth at least once a…