May 24, 2017

LEGGETT — North Edgecombe High School has seen troubled times, but as the hub of Edgecombe County Public School’s new innovation district, it is looking forward to a fresh start and a brighter future.

North Edgecombe High School is the smallest high school in the school district. With…

'Happening' attracts large crowd

May 22, 2017

Anything but common: This year's Happening on the Common in downtown Tarboro brought out a huge crowd. The long-running annual affair brought in more than the expected 2,000 visitors.

“I'm very satisfied,” event coordinator Carol Banks said. As director of Blount-Bridgers House, Banks…

SWE's Owens signs with Mount Olive

May 22, 2017

A picture of Kendra Jones hangs on SouthWest Edgecombe girls basketball coach Sandra Langley’s wall of memories.

In the photo Jones, a Cougars star in the 1990s, is wearing green University of Mount Olive gear, a tribute to her time playing basketball at the college.

Almost 20 years later,…

Nash Central's Nelms claims state track title

May 21, 2017

GREENSBORO — It’s hard to believe Michaela Nelms has only been doing this for a year and a half.

The Nash Central senior showed off an impressive blend of speed and endurance at Saturday’s NCHSAA 3-A state track meet with a pair of state titles.

Nelms won the 400 meters in 55.80,…