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July 25, 2017

Jennifer O'Meara was named principal of Phillips Middle School during the July Edgecombe County Board of Education meeting.

She previously served as assistant principal of North Edgecombe High School.

O'Meara's first teaching experience was as a middle school math teacher in West Africa as a Peace…


Vendors sought for Tarboro market

July 24, 2017

The new Tarboro Homegrown and Handmade Market is looking for more vendors.

The market is open every other Saturday under the Tarboro Brewing Company canopy on Main Street.

Tons of cucumbers, squash, zucchini and other vegetables are always available. Also for sale are jewelry, baskets, bath…


Students attend leadership institute

July 23, 2017

“I am character .. I am Leadership ... I am service” was the mantra chanted by North East Carolina Prep School students selected to attend the annual Student Leadership Institute hosted by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

In its sixth year, the institute is designed to prepare…


Scout builds walking track for medical clinic

July 20, 2017

Eagle Scout candidate Nicholas Jordan Andrews completed a new Vidant Family Medicine-Pinetops walking track earlier this year that has since proved to be popular with the clinic staff, patients and families and community as a whole.

The total project involved screening and laying a 1/8 mile walking…