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April 29, 2017

The Week of the Young Child ended on Friday with a Read to Rise Luncheon that was attended by North Carolina’s first lady, Kristen Cooper, and a host of local dignitaries.

The luncheon focused on the state of young children in Nash and Edgecombe counties and the Read to Rise Campaign, which…


Officials monitor river levels

April 29, 2017

Local emergency officials are keeping an eye on the Tar River as its surge moves past the Twin Counties.

The river crested at around 2 a.m. Thursday in Rocky Mount, but isn't expected to crest in Tarboro until tonight at 25.9 feet at the town bridge river gauge. That's a drop of 5.5 feet from…


Retiring fire marshal honored

April 28, 2017

TARBORO — One of Edgecombe County’s top emergency management officials has called it a career.

Edgecombe County Fire Marshal Butch Beach was joined by dozens of friends, family and fellow co-workers Thursday to celebrate his rich career at the Edgecombe County Administration…


Fatal flaws in 'Fatal Vision'

April 25, 2017

Something most folks who knew my late mother probably didn’t know about her was that she loved a good murder mystery.

She was the rare type who actually liked catching jury duty. Had Investigation Discovery been around years ago, my mother would have watched it exhaustively.

One case in…