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November 12, 2019

Across the state, students and teachers across the state recently crunched into apples grown in the North Carolina mountains in celebration of N.C. Crunch Day and Farm to School Month.

The Crunch Day promotes healthy eating and celebrates North Carolina agriculture.

Stocks Elementary School…


Business blooms for Tarboro florist

November 11, 2019

TARBORO — There’s a new florist in Tarboro and business is already in full bloom, according to manager Kaitlyn Anderson.

“It has been crazy,” Anderson said, as a wide-eyed expression overtook her face.

She said that after opening the doors on Nov. 4 at Anderson Flower Co.,…


Prep football playoff pairings

November 10, 2019

The NCHSAA on Saturday released postseason pairings for the prep football playoffs that begin on Friday.

Two local teams earned No. 1 seeds in their respective classifications, while another two earned No. 2 seeds. Seven teams from the area qualified for the postseason.

Here’s an early look…


Weather puts chill on cheese biscuit fest

November 10, 2019

PINETOPS — “I was afraid they weren’t going to have it this year,” admitted Pinetops resident Margie Diggins as she walked away from the queue waiting for a cheese biscuit Saturday at the Abrams Cheese Biscuit Festival.

But after having to change the original date from…