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Sunday, February 17, 2019
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Escape room tests patrons’ skills

February 17, 2019

TARBORO — The escape room craze has come to Tarboro, with an eastern North Carolina couple now having such a business in the rear of Riverside Plaza.

Kourtney Thompson and her husband, Nick, opened the No Idea Escape Room on Feb. 8 in Suite 37 in the shopping center at the intersection…


Couple escapes unharmed from house fire

February 16, 2019

A Twin County Hall-of-Famer lost her Rocky Mount home to a fire Saturday.

Jean Almand Kitchin said she's lucky to have escaped the blaze. Her four-bedroom, three-bath house in Candlewood was destroyed in an early morning fire. The house is valued at $240,000. No one was injured in the fire.

Kitchin…


ECC pays tribute to former leader

February 16, 2019

The Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center on the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College now has a new name. 

The Lamm Building, as it is now known, was recently named after former ECC President Deborah L. Lamm, who retired in May 2018 after 14 years at the helm of…


Downtown merchants look to future

February 16, 2019

The Downtown Merchants Association is ready to take the main stage with the grand opening of a new business and a membership drive.

For the past year, the group of business owners and investors has been organizing, but it’s time to get to work, said association President Tarrick Pittman, who…