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February 27, 2017

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital recently hosted a reception to honor eight employees who have retired over the past several months.

Their years of service ranged from 13 years to 47 years, and the retirement reception drew a crowd of hospital and clinic employees to show their support and appreciation.…


Teacher performance bonuses top $100K

February 26, 2017

More than $100,000 in new performance bonus incentives were awarded to select teachers in the Twin Counties last month as a result of two new pilot programs established last year by the N.C. General Assembly.

The two programs, which were outlined in the 2016 state budget, reward exceptional…


Patillo alumni gather for annual fellowship event

February 25, 2017

The W.A. Pattillo High School National Alumni Association recently held its second annual Fellowship Brunch at Pattillo Middle School in Tarboro.

The association strives to support education in Edgecombe County by strengthening its relationship with Edgecombe County Public Schools and the…


Pinetops family lives a 'Zoo Life'

February 23, 2017

PINETOPS — Lots of folks may think their house is a zoo, but that’s literally true for one Edgecombe County family.

Just off N.C. 42 in Pinetops, Jerry and Bobbie Jo Abrams live with exotic animals and operate a menagerie with dozens of exhibits. Their unusual lifestyle, becoming…