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April 27, 2016

With the flick of his wrist and paint on his brush, Edgecombe County-born artist Hobson Pittman created nostalgic and romantic works of art detailing Southern landscapes, people and places.

Decades after his works became recognized by art world professionals and collectors, ballerinas...


Stocks students aid Flint water crisis

April 26, 2016

Students at Stocks Elementary School are learning lessons about leadership while working together to provide water for families in Flint, Michigan.

Students at the school decided on this project about 2 months ago as they were discussing the need for clean water. Students also learned...


Nonprofit group honors supporters

April 24, 2016

The Community Enrichment Organization celebrated its 25th anniversary on March 31 at Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro.

The organization used the celebration as a way to thank 25 of its local residents who helped start and maintain the nonprofit group.

"We wanted a way to...


Judicial candidate vows to defeat opponent appointed to bench

April 23, 2016

A local lawyer is crying foul over the gubernatorial appointment of his rival for a vacant judge's seat just months away from the election.

Beth Freshwater-Smith was appointed Friday by Gov. Pat McCrory to a District Court seat in the 7th District, which includes Nash, Edgecombe and...