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August 19, 2017

LEGGETT — Roughly 100 educators from Egdecombe County Public Schools gathered this week in the cafeteria of North Edgecombe High School to celebrate creation of the new “I-Zone” in the north side of the school system.

“I-zone” is the code name for the school…


Former congressman to speak at Wesleyan

August 19, 2017

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West will be speaking at a public event Monday in Rocky Mount and at N.C. Wesleyan College’s Convocation on Tuesday.

West, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, will be speaking at a public rally at 7 p.m. Monday at the Dunn Center for the…


New fire station opens in Pinetops

August 19, 2017

The South Edgecombe Volunteer Fire Department has officially moved into its second home in Pinetops.

The department started taking calls from its new 8,400-square-foot station at 6697 N.C. 258 South on Aug. 8. South Edgecombe Emergency Services Coordinator Daniel Webb had previously hoped the…


Aldridge rehab center targets lymphedema

August 19, 2017

The general term, “edema,” describes the swelling caused by the retention of fluids in the body’s tissues.

There is, however, a specific condition known as lymphedema, which occurs when the body’s lymphatic system is unable to perform one of its basic functions – the…