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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…


Police charge suspect in December shooting

February 22, 2017

A nearly two-month-old shooting in Tarboro potentially has been solved after a Princeville man was arrested in connection with the case Saturday following a traffic stop.

Officers responded to a report of someone shooting at an occupied vehicle just after midnight on Dec. 28, 2016,…


Recent grad praises online learning

February 21, 2017

Elizabeth Stone has spent the past 20 years as a busy homemaker and mother of four.

After spending the bulk of her adult life raising a family, she decided to return to the workforce so she could help her now college-age children.

But at 53, with a two-year degree that was more than 30 years old,…


Tarboro council elects new member

February 17, 2017

With the selection of a new councilwoman for the the Ward 7 seat, the Tarboro Town Council is again at full strength.

Sabrina Bynum was selected 6-1 by the council Monday to fill the vacant seat held previously by the late Taro Knight, who died of cancer last year.

Bynum said she wanted to be a…