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July 19, 2017

MIDDLESEX — The town of Middlesex has named its next top cop.

The town council announced Michael Wayne Collins as the town’s new police chief Tuesday night during a special called meeting. Collins, a lifelong Franklin County resident, got his start in law enforcement in 2005 with the…


Students experiment with 'slimy' science

July 19, 2017

TARBORO — Science instructors at the Edgecombe Community College’s Elementary STEM camp taught students about non-Newtonian fluids on Tuesday — but if you ask the kids, they were making slime.

The “slime” recipe included such kid-friendly elements as glue, baking…


Students complete Farm Bureau program

July 19, 2017

Edgecombe County students Jacqueline Dickens and Caley Mayo recently were recognized for completing NC Farm Bureau's Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders Program.

The program assists exceptional rising high school seniors from across the state in exploring agricultural-related college majors…


School board elects leaders

July 19, 2017

TARBORO —  The Edgecombe County Board of Education held 17 rounds of written ballot voting on Monday in order to re-elect the incumbent board chairman and vice chairman.

The repeated rounds of voting took up over 30 minutes of Monday night’s meeting, but Evelyn Wilson emerged as…