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November 21, 2017

Edgecombe County Public Schools has hired a new assistant superintendent to help fill the role left vacant when the current school superintendent assumed her role.

Dr. Stacy Stewart has joined the central office staff of Edgecombe County Public Schools as the new assistant superintendent for…


Tarboro wins field position, game, advances to third round

November 18, 2017

It can be hard to find anything wrong with the machine that is Tarboro football, though coach Jeff Craddock found a way.

Craddock had a short list of concerns about his team before the season began, and atop that list was the Vikings’ special teams play. The longtime coach wondered how that…


Three join Vidant Edgcombe staff

November 18, 2017

Tarboro and the surrounding region are being served by two new Vidant physicians and a nurse practitioner, bringing additional expertise in women’s care, internal medicine and cardiology.

Dr. Lisa M. Guyton has joined Vidant Women’s Care, offering obstetrics and gynecology. She…


Tipping points eventually bring change

November 16, 2017

Broken windows, Hollywood, Russians and guns. This week, we examine tipping points.

One of my favorite nonfiction books is “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference” by Malcom Gladwell, which shows how social trends spread like a virus.

Gladwell details how New…