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July 20, 2018

Special students are receiving some special help this summer as they are attending a summer school program at Englewood United Methodist Church. 

The summer school is operated free of charge for students under the direction of the Association of Learning Disabled and Handicapped, a local…


Eye care center celebrates opening at Mills

July 20, 2018

The Rocky Mount Mills held a ribbon-cutting grand opening celebration on Wednesday for the first non-food or beverage tenant on campus.

Envolve Optical, a locally operated full-service eye care center and eyeglasses store that is owned as a separate component of Envolve Vision, welcomed local…


Deputies bust ATV theft ring

July 20, 2018

TARBORO — The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office made three arrests and recovered several all-terrain vehicles after a string of thefts since summer began.

Anivel Puddy, 25, is charged with larceny, conspiracy and possession of stolen property.

Darrien Gupton, 24, is charged with…


Pinetops student receives Perdue scholarship

July 20, 2018

Emily G. Brake of Pinetops is one of 15 children of Perdue Farms associates and independent contract farmers awarded $75,000 in scholarships through the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation.

The daughter of Perdue farmers Steven and Nancy Brake of Pinetops, she will attend N.C.…