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May 23, 2018 - 4 minutes ago

An Edgecombe County man sentenced to life in prison for a murder 23 years ago has been paroled.

Delvin Dickens, 46, was convicted in January 1995 of second-degree murder in the September 1994 shooting death of 18-year-old Keith Andre Walston in Tarboro.

Walston was collateral damage in a botched…


Inaugural walk focuses on strokes

May 22, 2018

TARBORO — About 75 people braved the rain on Monday and participated in Vidant Edgecombe Hospital’s first-ever Stroke Walk at Indian Lake Sports Complex.

JoAnna Keeter, stroke coordinator at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, said the walk was the first of hopefully many dealing with the issue…


Grads bid farewell to ECC

May 18, 2018

Jim Rose, vice chairman of the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges, advised graduates at Edgecombe Community College on May 11 that the “secret to success is to encourage other people”during Commencement exercises at the college.

ECC’s Class of 2018 comprises 439 students who…


Ceremony honors fallen officers

May 17, 2018

When everyone else is afraid — when they themselves are afraid — law enforcement officers do their jobs to keep everyone else safe.

That was the central message presented by Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson during last week's ceremony to honor local law enforcement officers who…