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January 22, 2017

North East Carolina Prep School’s new interim executive director has plenty of experience in the field of public education, and he plans to use that experience to deal with the challenges that face the charter school for the remainder of this landmark year.

The 2016-17 academic school year is…


Cougars' turnaround led by seniors

January 19, 2017

There was a time not too long ago that it didn’t take deception to beat the SouthWest Edgecombe girls’ basketball team.

The opponent could play a simple man-to-man on defense and either watch the Cougars miss a shot, throw an errant pass out of bounds or fail to advance the ball past…


ECC Basic Skills Plus trains students for the workplace

January 19, 2017

In just its third year, the Basic Skills Plus program at Edgecombe Community College is making a solid impact.

The program enables students seeking a high school diploma or its equivalent to earn an occupational credential and even work toward college credits at the same time.

Basic Skills Plus,…


Drunken drivers, fugitives nabbed in holiday sweep

January 19, 2017

Increased law enforcement activity during the holidays nabbed eight drunken drivers and 10 fugitives in Edgecombe County.

With a total of 552 arrests and traffic citations, the 2016 Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s Holiday Booze It & Lose It campaign had one of the biggest local…