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August 19, 2019

You could hear the disappointment in Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson’s voice as about 25 volunteers, many in the uniform of the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, awaited the arrival of the first person at Friday’s collaboration to help some of Edgecombe County’s less…


Prep football: Newly-balanced North Edgecombe has unfinished business

August 17, 2019

Marvin Tucker Jr. is glad he plays football for North Edgecombe.

Tucker is a wide receiver who runs routes for a Warriors team that likes to throw the ball. This wasn’t always the case, but old habits have a way of fading when a 6-foot-3, 190-pound kid comes out for the team.

North Edgecombe…


Prep football: Tarboro readies for three-peat quest, opens Week 1 hosting Rocky Mount

August 14, 2019

With a little more than a week from the start of the prep football season, the victory machine that is Tarboro High School readies for another season with a state title in the crosshairs.

Not many teams can set a goal of going undefeated and playing for a championship each season without coming off…


Furniture store relocates to new site

August 12, 2019

What had been a huge hole in downtown Tarboro’s business scene is now filled, thanks to a furniture store having relocated there.

Tarboro Clearance Center opened at the start of this month at the former Tarboro Maxway discount store at 322 N. Main St.

Tarboro Clearance Center is a family…