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August 26, 2016

LEGGETT — When North Edgecombe and SouthWest Edgecombe square off on the football field, the more physical team normally wins the game.

For the first time since 2003, the Warriors were the ones that came out of the trenches victorious Friday night.

North Edgecombe’s defense overpowered…


Qua'Tavis Harrell transforms into college prospect with help from older brother

August 26, 2016

LEGGETT — It’s almost impossible to miss Qua’Tavis Harrell on the field.

Standing 6-foot-6 and weighing 330 pounds, Harrell is almost always the biggest player on the field. If his size doesn’t alert you to his presence, perhaps his booming voice that echoes across the field…


NECP embraces change for coming year

August 25, 2016

TARBORO — North East Carolina Preparatory School has embarked on a new year with changes to staffing and school culture and hope for its first graduating class.

This will be the first year the charter school is offering grade 12, and Thomas Schuck, the new head of NECP, is anticipating…


Arts benefit keys in on summertime favorites

August 25, 2016

Summer vacation season is ending, but fun is continuing with two upcoming events planned by the Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council.

The first is billed in a release not as a typical fundraiser but rather a "FUNdraiser." "Beats & Beer" returns this year, bringing summertime fare and live…