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August 18, 2018

Tarboro’s quest for a second straight state championship began with a convincing road victory on Friday night. Keon Caudle had three touchdowns (two rushing, one on a punt return) for the defending 1-AA state champions.

Overall, the Vikings had 248 yards on the ground. Kendrick Everette Jr.,…


Training drill simulates school shooting

August 16, 2018

PINETOPS — Against the constant backdrop of blaring emergency sirens, Edgecombe County deputies took turns Wednesday tracking imaginary suspects through the halls of SouthWest Edgecombe High School.

The actions were part of an active shooter training drill that took place in cooperation…


Trustees sworn in to ECC board

August 15, 2018

A new member of the Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees was officially sworn in and a second member was reappointed at the board’s recent quarterly meeting.

The Edgecombe County Board of Education appointed Ricky Thompson of Tarboro to the board. Thompson is a financial advisor with…


Structure is summer hang out for fish and fisherman

August 15, 2018

All anglers rise and hail the "S" word. Structure! Fish and fisherman seek it for their own individual reasons. A variety of residential and migratory game fish hunt for it because structure provides security, cover, and numerous opportunities for food.

The structure itself is usually an all you…