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May 05, 2016

An Edgecombe County mother has been living with a terrible secret for more than two decades.

Sanitation workers discovered the body of a well-nourished full-term newborn baby boy in the landfill off Sparta Road on Feb. 25, 1994.

The 1-day-old baby was six pounds and 21 inches....


Duke Energy buys Tarboro solar farm

May 05, 2016

Duke Progress Energy has purchased six more solar farms in North Carolina including a 5-megawatt sunlight-to-energy facility in Tarboro.

The purchases adds another 30 megawatts of solar power to Duke's Eastern North Carolina portfolio. Duke Energy Renewables now owns and operates 30 solar...


Relay for Life to step off in Tarboro

May 05, 2016

The 20th annual Relay for Life of Edgecombe County will be a sweet event.

“The theme for this year’s event will be Candyland: Searching for a sweet cure worldwide,” said Demetria Darden, organizer of this year’s event.

Darden said 32 teams and 285...


Prince touched Twin Counties town

May 04, 2016

PRINCEVILLE — With Prince's death, the world lost a pop star, Princeville lost a benefactor and Town Commissioner Milton Bullock lost a music industry colleague and friend.

Prince, known for his flamboyant performances and extravagant lifestyle, was a humanitarian at heart...