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July 25, 2016

Women looking for a little something different can find it at a gun boutique just down the road from Rocky Mount in downtown Farmville.

Jessica’s Gun Shop opened on the corner of Main and Wilson streets last month, filling a vacant building and bringing products to Farmville that otherwise…


ECC to offer class on drones

July 25, 2016

In the next four years, the Federal Aviation Administration predicts that there will be seven million unmanned aircraft in the United States.

“This is not a fad,” assures J. Lynn Cale, associate vice president of instruction at Edgecombe Community College. “The applications for…


Waterfowl park to mark milestone

July 24, 2016

SCOTLAND NECK — The world’s largest waterfowl park is right in the Twin Counties’ backyard.

Nestled in the woods just off U.S. 258 in Scotland Neck, 30 miles from Tarboro and about 40 miles from Rocky Mount, Sylvan Heights Bird Park is home to more than 2,000 birds of every…


North East Prep students attend national Jr. Beta Convention

July 24, 2016

This summer, four North East Carolina Preparatory School students attended the National Jr. Beta Club convention — a first for any of the school’s club members.

The convention, held in New Orleans, La., hosted approximately 14,000 students and sponsors from across the nation and…