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July 23, 2016

TARBORO — Polka music got a brand new fan Friday.

Tarboro resident Abigail Gardner, a 5-and-a-half-year-old pistol, doesn’t like books that are boring. She doesn’t like time-out. And she really doesn’t like sitting down. So it might seem strange to find her at Edgecombe…


ECC receives Tri-County Industries award

July 21, 2016

Edgecombe Community College received the Rehabilitation Service Award from Tri-County Industries during the organization’s recent 50-year celebration.

Tri-County Industries enriches the lives of people who are disabled or disadvantaged through work assessment, job training, and placement. The…


CSX terminal to employ 300 workers

July 20, 2016

Selection of Rocky Mount as the location of a new CSX rail-to-truck terminal means jobs and economic growth for the Twin Counties, Gov. Pat McCrory announced Tuesday.

Speaking at the Dunn Center on the campus of N.C. Wesleyan College to an excited crowd, McCrory said the state-of-the-art terminal…


Local officials craft deal to bring CSX rail hub to area

July 20, 2016

Johnston County's loss is the Twin Counties gain, thanks mostly to the efforts of Carolinas Gateway Partnership officials.

CSX announced plans in January to build a $272 million trains-to-trucks terminal in Johnston County, but residents there revolted, fearing heavier traffic and land grabs. While…