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June 24, 2016

A loud ovation was given by the crowd after 22 graduates of the Opportunities Industrialization Center’s 2016 graduation class turned their tassels to signify them receiving their General Education Diploma certificates Thursday in the historic Booker T. Washington High School auditorium.…


Local students attend state agriculture institute

June 24, 2016

Students Ray Ray Battle of Nash Central High School and Kaleigh May of Southern Nash High recently participated in the annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders, a residential program for selected North Carolina high school students interested in agricultural professions at N.C. A&T…


Seventh suspect in home repair scam arrested

June 24, 2016

A traffic stop Thursday in Pinetops led to the arrest of the last suspect in a home repair scam that operated in Nashville.

During the stop conducted by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and Pinetops Police Department, law enforcement officers located Johnny Ray Rodgers, 32, of 13657…


Teens compete in Library Olympics

June 23, 2016

Braswell Memorial Library was filled with the sounds of teenagers having fun Wednesday as they participated in the first Library Olympics.

Swimming and track were not on the program, but book stacking, speed shelving and book cart relays were. The event was part of the teen summer reading club…