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June 29, 2016

U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield, R-1st District, joined House Democrats last week in a historic move to demand life-saving action from Congress to deal with gun violence.

Butterfield took part in Democrats’ 26-hour sit-in on the House Floor to protest Speaker Paul Ryan and House…


Fire destroys mobile home

June 29, 2016

An Edgecombe County mobile home was destroyed by fire Monday morning, according to local fire officials.

No one was injured in the fire which occurred on Wildflower Lane at around 5:30 a.m., said Chief Jerry Dixon of the Heartsease Volunteer Fire Department.

“The fire was fully involved; the…


Edgecombe schools recognize Beginning Teacher of the Year

June 28, 2016

Adrienne Lauchert of W.A. Pattillo Middle School was named the Edgecombe County Public Schools Beginning Teacher of the Year at a year-end celebration for teachers who have participated in the district’s Beginning Teacher Support Program.

auchert has just completed her second year of teaching.…


Farrelly receives national award

June 26, 2016

TARBORO — Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent John Farrelly recently received national recognition for his leadership skills.

Farrelly has been awarded a 2016 Excellence in Educational Leadership Award by the University Council for Educational Administration, an…