March 17, 2018

The largest manufacturing investment in rural North Carolina coming to the Twin Counties is likely to be even larger than anticipated and will break ground soon, according to local economic development officials.

Norris Tolson, CEO and president of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, was the guest…

Award-winning student earned GED at ECC

March 15, 2018

A little more than a decade ago, Michael Parker dropped out of high school and joined the workforce, knocking around Eastern North Carolina, searching for his way in life.

“I was not mentally focused,” he says of his decision to drop out of high school at age seventeen.

After a few…

New riverkeeper to monitor Tar-Pamlico river basin

March 14, 2018

Sound Rivers recently hired Forrest English to take on the role of your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper from outgoing Riverkeeper Heather Deck.

Deck, now serving as Sound Rivers’ executive director, said she is excited to welcome Forrest to the organization.

“After an extensive nationwide…

So long, Tarboro — I'm outta here

March 14, 2018

What else is there to say?

For two whole years, I've written this column. That brings the total to a decade of columns I've written for one newspaper or the other. And quite frankly, I've run out of things to say.

Well, that's not entirely true. I started this particular column to write about…