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April 25, 2019

With the turning of dirt Wednesday afternoon at N.C. Wesleyan College, Gov. Roy Cooper and fellow officials ceremonially began construction of the future CSX intermodal rail facility along U.S. 301.

Cooper told the gathering he and his team are not going to be content with one such event.

U.S. Rep.…


United Way honors supporters

April 25, 2019

The United Way Tar River Region celebrated with community partners and contributors on Wednesday during the 12th annual Community Champions’ Luncheon at the Dunn Center at N.C. Wesleyan College.

Dr. Haywood Parker, president and chairman of the United Way Tar River Board of Directors,…


Spring exhibition to feature Mexican-American artist

April 24, 2019

The spring exhibition in the gallery at the Blount-Bridgers House will feature Mexican-American artist Cornelio Campos.

A collection of recent studio works by the painter will be exhibited through May 30 with a reception in the gallery from 6-7:30 p.m. on May 2 sponsored by Edgecombe Arts.

Campos…


Participants complete sheriff's citizens academy

April 24, 2019

Eight weeks of learning the ins and outs of the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office came to a close Thursday when the 21 class members were presented Certificates of Completion by Sheriff Clee Atkinson and Judge Reuben F. Young.

Young was the keynote speaker at the ceremony, held at the ECSO Training…