October 14, 2019

During what is known as the Vietnam Era — Aug. 5, 1964, to May 7, 1975 — a total of 2,709,918 American men and women served in Vietnam, including more than 200,000 from North Carolina.

For the great majority, tours to Vietnam largely were uneventful, but for 58,220 Americans, their…

ECC seeks to inspire young men

October 12, 2019

Edgecombe Community College is hosting a free event designed to empower male students attending ECC and Edgecombe County high schools on Oct. 19.

“Food, Fun and Fellowship” will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. on the Tarboro campus at 2009 West Wilson St.

Sponsored by ECC’s EMPAC…

Prep football capsules for Week 8

October 11, 2019

The prep football season continues on Friday with Week 8.

There is a nearly full slate of games with nine teams playing. Nash County schools Rocky Mount High, Northern Nash, Southern Nash and Nash Central are back in action after enjoying a bye week.

Both the Big East Conference and Eastern Plains…

N.C. State tour group visits area

October 11, 2019

Each year, N.C. State University conducts a mini-tour of parts of the state to help faculty and staff better understand where their students come from and how that might affect their performance in college.

Connecting in North Carolina is a program in which new faculty and administrators are…