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October 18, 2019

TARBORO — An estimated 2,500 people trekked to Braswell Park in Tarboro for Thursday’s opening ceremony of The Wall That Heals, which featured a flyover by two F-16s from the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, music by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band brass quintet, Norfolk,…


Edgecombe honors principal of year

October 16, 2019

Edgecombe County Public Schools recently named Lauren Lampron, principal of W.A. Patillo Middle School, as the district’s 2019-20 Principal of the Year.

Valerie Bridges, superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools, said Lampron exemplifies the qualities needed in a good principal.…


SouthWest Edgecombe wins first volleyball conference title since 1994

October 15, 2019

Jada Battle could tell as far back as last season that something special was on its way.

Fast forward to October of 2019 where the SouthWest Edgecombe junior volleyball player’s prediction rang true.

The Cougars defeated visiting Eastern Plains Conference rival North Johnston on Tuesday in…


Rotary Club awards scholarship funds

October 15, 2019

The Rocky Mount Rotary Club’s September highlights include an interesting and fact-filled talk on by City Manager and fellow Rotarian Rochelle Small-Toney.

She shared the city’s key demographics, providing an understanding of the local population and how that relates to addressing…