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June 21, 2018

A Tarboro murderer sentenced to life in prison nearly a quarter of a century ago is slated for parole early next month.

James Earl Jones, 22 at the time, lived on Edmondson Avenue in Tarboro in 1993. He had an unknown beef with 31-year-old James Battle Jr., of Princeville. Police said Jones had…


Hospital president set to retire

June 20, 2018

The longtime president of Vidant Edgecombe Hospital will be stepping down after a career of more than 40 years in the health care industry.

Wick Baker has announced his intention to retire later this year after serving 15 years as president of Vidant Edgecombe.

“It has been my honor and…


State group honors Tolson

June 18, 2018

The man in charge of the local public-private economic development recruitment agency for Nash and Edgecombe counties was recently honored for his role in attracting new industries into the Twin Counties.

Norris Tolson, president and CEOof the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, was named the…


After minicamp with Colts, Tarboro's Lewis stops by annual local event

June 16, 2018

In a box logo white t-shirt, jeans and mostly white Gucci sneakers, Tarboro’s newest member of the NFL family, Tyquan Lewis, stopped by the Moe Deloach Annual Summer Basketball Camp on Saturday afternoon at the South Rocky Mount Community Center.

Deloach, a Rocky Mount native and a 2005…