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July 24, 2016

SCOTLAND NECK — The world’s largest waterfowl park is right in the Twin Counties’ backyard.

Nestled in the woods just off U.S. 258 in Scotland Neck, 30 miles from Tarboro and about 40 miles from Rocky Mount, Sylvan Heights Bird Park is home to more than 2,000 birds of every…


North East Prep students attend national Jr. Beta Convention

July 24, 2016

This summer, four North East Carolina Preparatory School students attended the National Jr. Beta Club convention — a first for any of the school’s club members.

The convention, held in New Orleans, La., hosted approximately 14,000 students and sponsors from across the nation and…


Library swings to polka concert

July 23, 2016

TARBORO — Polka music got a brand new fan Friday.

Tarboro resident Abigail Gardner, a 5-and-a-half-year-old pistol, doesn’t like books that are boring. She doesn’t like time-out. And she really doesn’t like sitting down. So it might seem strange to find her at Edgecombe…


ECC receives Tri-County Industries award

July 21, 2016

Edgecombe Community College received the Rehabilitation Service Award from Tri-County Industries during the organization’s recent 50-year celebration.

Tri-County Industries enriches the lives of people who are disabled or disadvantaged through work assessment, job training, and placement. The…