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June 26, 2017

Though summer may mean a break from school for most kids, for many children in the Twin Counties, it also means a less-welcome break from a reliable food source.

In Edgecombe County alone, more than 5,500 children depend on the schools to provide free breakfast and lunch each weekday. Without this…


Classes teach new uses for produce

June 23, 2017

PINETOPS — The Pinetops Community Garden is already producing fresh vegetables, and Edgecombe Community College is offering classes to teach residents fresh new ways to prepare them.

The classes, which are led by Chef Joe White, are entitled “From the Garden to the Kitchen to the…


ECC celebrates new students on Signing Day

June 23, 2017

Eighty-one high school seniors declared their intention to attend Edgecombe Community College this fall at ECC Signing Day held in May at Edgecombe County high schools.

Signing Day is a national initiative to celebrate students for making a commitment to higher education.

Students, parents, and…


Credit union awards scholarships

June 22, 2017

State Employees’ Credit Union members via the SECU Foundation recently presented $10,000 four-year college scholarships to three local graduating high school seniors for study at one of the 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina System.

The scholarships were presented by SECU…