September 19, 2017

An Edgecombe County man was arrested Monday on statutory rape charges following a search for a runaway juvenile.

Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and Tarboro Police Department responded to a report of a runaway child early Monday morning at a house on Kathryn Lane. Police and deputies found…

Tarboro defense paves way for shutout in annual rivalry game

September 16, 2017

PINETOPS — Ja’viyes Massenburg wasn’t sure what to expect from the SouthWest Edgecombe offensive line. The Tarboro High defensive end watched film on the Cougars and figured he would have trouble getting into the backfield.

“I didn’t think I’d end up in the…

Lyons battles through mistakes to thrive for Tarboro football

September 15, 2017

TARBORO — “Coach, you don’t have to worry about that. I’m going to make it.”

That’s all Jeff Craddock needed to hear. The Tarboro High football coach sat in his office, adorned with trophies and photos of Vikings past and stared into the eyes of JoJo Lyons.…

Law Enforcement Association donates to ECC Foundation

September 15, 2017

The Edgecombe County Law Enforcement Association has presented the Edgecombe Community College Foundation with a donation of nearly $30,000.

The gift will support scholarships for qualified students enrolled in Basic Law Enforcement Training at ECC.

BLET School Director Bernie Taylor said the funds…