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September 25, 2017

SouthWest Edgecombe got its running game going in a big way in its 48-35 win over Northern Nash on Friday night.

The Cougars gained 482 yards on the ground, compiled by five rushers who each scored at least one touchdown. SWE’s Darntrell Council led the way with 158 yards, with Dashon Bandy…


Southern Bank opens new branch in Pinetops

September 25, 2017

Southern Bank has expanded its footprint in the Twin Counties.

The bank with more than 60 locations throughout Virginia and Eastern North Carolina recently opened a branch in an old bank building last month at 102 E. Hamlet St. in Pinetops. The Southern Bank branch in Pinetops has four employees.…


Five charged in hemp plant thefts

September 21, 2017

Five Edgecombe County men have been arrested in connection to recent hemp thefts.

According to a news release from the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, an Edgecombe County deputy responded Monday to a report of a suspicious vehicle near a hemp field, whose location was not released. An…


North East Prep seniors nominated for prestigious scholarship

September 21, 2017

Two seniors at North East Carolina Prep School have been nominated for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the fall.

Caroline Barrett and Bryce Coggin have been nominated for the prestigious four-year scholarship.

Barrett is the daughter James…