October 25, 2016

For the second time this month, Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday surveyed flood damage in Princeville and talked about efforts to help Edgecombe County recover from the effects of Hurricane Matthew.

The governor said he was moved by what he saw after touring Princeville.

“It’s a ghost town,…

Tyson Foods, Civitan Club pack meals for local students

October 23, 2016

Tyson Foods of Tarboro recently participated in a food drive to benefit the Backpack Buddy program hosted by the Pay It Forward Civitan Club.

The program provides food insecure-students with nutritious weekend meals during the school year. Club members packed a total of 102 meals in 17 backpacks…

Plant, church help feed flood victims

October 22, 2016

TARBORO — Workers from the Twin Counties’ second-largest employer and a Tarboro church worked together to provide a good meal to Edgecombe County residents displaced from Hurricane Matthew.

Between 60 to 70 employees from Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant took time away from…

Entrepreneurs honored for accomplishments

October 22, 2016

Billionaire businesswoman Janice Bryant Howroyd returned home Friday to receive honors as an accomplished entrepreneur.

Howroyd and local businesswoman Joyce Dickens of Pinetops were saluted as excellent enterprisers and awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest award the state issues…