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February 28, 2017

Tia Farmer was in a positive mood even before she arrived home and received the news.

The SouthWest Edgecombe senior had just played her last high school basketball game. For most, that fact might have stirred up all types of emotions.

But after the Cougars' 82-66 loss Saturday night at Clinton in…


Cadets complete Basic Law Enforcement Training at ECC

February 28, 2017

Thirteen cadets recently became graduates of Edgecombe Community College’s third Basic Academy for Basic Law Enforcement Training.

The graduation ceremony held Feb. 21 featured comments by Payton Owens, platoon leader who completed the program with top academic honors. Squad leaders Alicia…


Hospital honors retiring employees

February 27, 2017

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital recently hosted a reception to honor eight employees who have retired over the past several months.

Their years of service ranged from 13 years to 47 years, and the retirement reception drew a crowd of hospital and clinic employees to show their support and appreciation.…


Teacher performance bonuses top $100K

February 26, 2017

More than $100,000 in new performance bonus incentives were awarded to select teachers in the Twin Counties last month as a result of two new pilot programs established last year by the N.C. General Assembly.

The two programs, which were outlined in the 2016 state budget, reward exceptional…