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February 21, 2017

Elizabeth Stone has spent the past 20 years as a busy homemaker and mother of four.

After spending the bulk of her adult life raising a family, she decided to return to the workforce so she could help her now college-age children.

But at 53, with a two-year degree that was more than 30 years old,…


Tarboro council elects new member

February 17, 2017

With the selection of a new councilwoman for the the Ward 7 seat, the Tarboro Town Council is again at full strength.

Sabrina Bynum was selected 6-1 by the council Monday to fill the vacant seat held previously by the late Taro Knight, who died of cancer last year.

Bynum said she wanted to be a…


ECC instructor named to N.C. MLK Commission

February 17, 2017

Jacquie Jeffers, adjunct humanities instructor at Edgecombe Community College, has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission.

She is one of 16 people who sit on the statewide commission, which works to encourage appropriate ceremonies and activities…


Power Lunch offers options to students

February 16, 2017

TARBORO — Patillo Middle School is one of a handful of schools in Edgecombe County that are experimenting with a new “Power Lunch” initiative as a way to help students take more ownership of their own educational experiences.

The 80-minute segment in the middle of the day…