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June 28, 2016

Rocky Mount comic book readers, sci-fi fanatics and horror movie buffs will have plenty to do for the next month as the city's sole comic shop offers “Christmas in July.”

Special guests for the month-long celebration include Christos Gage, award-winning writer on the mega-hit Netflix…


Fire destroys mobile home

June 28, 2016

An Edgecombe County mobile home was destroyed by fire Monday morning, according to local fire officials.

No one was injured in the fire, which occurred around 5:30 a.m. on Wildflower Lane, said Chief Jerry Dixon of the Heartsease Volunteer Fire Department.

“The fire was fully…


Edgecombe schools recognize Beginning Teacher of the Year

June 28, 2016

Adrienne Lauchert of W.A. Pattillo Middle School was named the Edgecombe County Public Schools Beginning Teacher of the Year at a year-end celebration for teachers who have participated in the district’s Beginning Teacher Support Program.

auchert has just completed her second year of teaching.…


New business offers place to play

June 27, 2016

TARBORO — As a father with a young daughter, Pete Hill understands the importance of making his child happy.

Hill’s newly opened Playtyme Concessions and Arcade inside the Riverside Plaza mall in Tarboro already has become a big hit with children. Several children accompanied by a…