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March 24, 2017

TARBORO — There's a new sheriff in town.

Clee Atkinson Jr., a master trooper with the N.C. Highway Patrol, has been selected as the next Edgecombe County sheriff to fill the term vacated by James Knight who retired earlier this year.

“Remember this: Help is on the way,”…


Students repair flood-ravaged houses

March 23, 2017

PRINCEVILLE — Students from as far away as California pitched in on the rebuilding efforts last week in Edgecombe County, wielding hammers and saws in the attempt to restore flooded homes.

Students from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif., worked beside students from the U.S.…


Martin Millennium wins Elementary Battle of the Books competition

March 23, 2017

Martin Millennium Academy won first place in the inaugural Elementary Battle of the Books competition for the Edgecombe County Public Schools district held recently at G.W. Bulluck Elementary School.

This event challenges students based on their detailed knowledge of more than two dozen books.…


Ballet company to perform 'Sleeping Beauty'

March 23, 2017

The New York Theatre Ballet will be returning to Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro at the end of this month for its fifth annual performance.

The New York Theatre Ballet, which is considered by many to be the foremost chamber ballet company in the United States, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March…