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October 23, 2017

A retired law enforcement officer is challenging a local longtime business owner for his seat as mayor of Tarboro in next month’s municipal election.

A regular at the monthly Tarboro Town Council meetings, Al Braxton spent 27 years as a police officer for the Tarboro Police…


ECC president receives national leadership award

October 21, 2017

The Association of Community College Trustees presented Dr. Deborah Lamm, president of Edgecombe Community College, with the 2017 Southern Regional Chief Executive Officer Award during its recent annual conference.

Based in Washington, D.C., the ACCT annually recognizes outstanding leaders in each…


Children get close-up look at vehicles

October 21, 2017

TARBORO — Edgecombe County Public Schools’ Exceptional Children Department put some big smiles on students’ faces Friday with a first-time ever event. 

The organization held its inaugural Touch-A-Truck event for the district’s exceptional children at Tarboro High School.…


Storm recovery remains slow but steady

October 21, 2017

TARBORO — Recovery from Hurricane Matthew is a slow-going process but progress is being made, said Edgecombe County Manager Eric Evans.

“Even though signs of progress make us hopeful, it is still extremely difficult for those families who have not been able to move back home and…