July 23, 2017

“I am character .. I am Leadership ... I am service” was the mantra chanted by North East Carolina Prep School students selected to attend the annual Student Leadership Institute hosted by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

In its sixth year, the institute is designed to prepare…

Scout builds walking track for medical clinic

July 20, 2017

Eagle Scout candidate Nicholas Jordan Andrews completed a new Vidant Family Medicine-Pinetops walking track earlier this year that has since proved to be popular with the clinic staff, patients and families and community as a whole.

The total project involved screening and laying a 1/8 mile walking…

Holiday effort pays off for state troopers

July 20, 2017

Recently released statistics from the N.C. Highway Patrol’s annual Operation Firecracker initiative are proving people paid attention to the law during the Independence Day weekend.

The information shows that no fatalities or serious injuries were reported in any wrecks in the…

Students experiment with 'slimy' science

July 19, 2017

TARBORO — Science instructors at the Edgecombe Community College’s Elementary STEM camp taught students about non-Newtonian fluids on Tuesday — but if you ask the kids, they were making slime.

The “slime” recipe included such kid-friendly elements as glue, baking…