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June 27, 2017

TARBORO —  Edgecombe County Public Schools made history Monday night by electing the first black female superintendent to lead the school system.

Dr. Valerie Bridges, who has served as associate superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools for more than four years, was awarded a…


Program provides meals to kids

June 26, 2017

Though summer may mean a break from school for most kids, for many children in the Twin Counties, it also means a less-welcome break from a reliable food source.

In Edgecombe County alone, more than 5,500 children depend on the schools to provide free breakfast and lunch each weekday. Without this…


Classes teach new uses for produce

June 23, 2017

PINETOPS — The Pinetops Community Garden is already producing fresh vegetables, and Edgecombe Community College is offering classes to teach residents fresh new ways to prepare them.

The classes, which are led by Chef Joe White, are entitled “From the Garden to the Kitchen to the…


ECC celebrates new students on Signing Day

June 23, 2017

Eighty-one high school seniors declared their intention to attend Edgecombe Community College this fall at ECC Signing Day held in May at Edgecombe County high schools.

Signing Day is a national initiative to celebrate students for making a commitment to higher education.

Students, parents, and…