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April 23, 2019

TARBORO — Several local students celebrated Earth Day by launching balloons with scientific payloads into near space.

Students from Edgecombe Community College, Nash Community College and Hobgood Academy launched three balloons on Monday from the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College…


Antiques shop reopens in Tarboro

April 23, 2019

TARBORO — An antiques shop in downtown Tarboro has been revived.

“I took care of people. Now I’m doing something I love, which is rescuing things,” Patti Pittman said with a smile and a laugh in her reopened Tar River Antiques and Gifts at 205 N. Main St.

Pittman, a…


Superintendent tapped for fellowship

April 23, 2019

Nash-Rocky Mount Superintendent Shelton Jefferies is one of 19 educators to be selected to join the newest cohort of Broad Academy fellows.

The Broad Academy, which describes itself as the nation’s most prominent professional-development program for current and aspiring urban school-system…


ECC, OIC team up to offer manufacturing training

April 23, 2019

A local nonprofit organization and business recently teamed up with Edgecombe Community College to equip College and Career Readiness students with skills in manufacturing.

The college’s CCR program — formerly known as Basic Skills — Rocky Mount OIC and ABB in Pinetops merged…