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August 17, 2019

Marvin Tucker Jr. is glad he plays football for North Edgecombe.

Tucker is a wide receiver who runs routes for a Warriors team that likes to throw the ball. This wasn’t always the case, but old habits have a way of fading when a 6-foot-3, 190-pound kid comes out for the team.

North Edgecombe…


Prep football: Tarboro readies for three-peat quest, opens Week 1 hosting Rocky Mount

August 14, 2019

With a little more than a week from the start of the prep football season, the victory machine that is Tarboro High School readies for another season with a state title in the crosshairs.

Not many teams can set a goal of going undefeated and playing for a championship each season without coming off…


Furniture store relocates to new site

August 12, 2019

What had been a huge hole in downtown Tarboro’s business scene is now filled, thanks to a furniture store having relocated there.

Tarboro Clearance Center opened at the start of this month at the former Tarboro Maxway discount store at 322 N. Main St.

Tarboro Clearance Center is a family…


Ancestry search leads to cemetery restoration

August 11, 2019

Did you ever wonder about your ancestry?

You know — the who, what, when, where, why and how of your life.

Duke Luper, who was born in Miami, lived in Greensboro for a time, went to college at Chapel Hill and now resides in Los Angeles, started climbing his family tree about 15 years ago and…