Event encourages children to visit the library

The Edgecombe County Memorial Library celebrated National Take Your Child to the Library Day in style on Saturday with a winter-themed celebration that offered food and fun served with a slice or two of knowledge.

  • Hardee’s celebrates grand opening in Tarboro

    Hardee’s is open for business in Tarboro. The popular fast food restaurant opened its doors promptly at 5 a.m.

  • X-ray machine adds security at courthouse

    A new X-ray machine at the Edgecombe County Courthouse will improve safety and security, according to authorities.“This project will enhance the ability to prevent the smuggling of dangerous objects in briefcases, handbags and backpacks into the courthouse,” Sheriff James Knight said.

  • County officials debate term limits for planning board

    The Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners is going back to the drawing board to decide term limits for members of the county’s planning board.

  • Tarboro Brewing taps first keg

    Cheers!Years in the making, the first two kegs from the Tarboro Brewing Co. were celebrated with much merrymaking during a parade and tasting Friday night in downtown Tarboro.

  • Princeville residents call for re-establishing police force

    Princeville residents want their own police force.

SWE boys sneak in as No. 31 seed

The NCHSAA basketball pairings were released during the weekend, and on the boys’ side, SouthWest Edgecombe (8-13) snuck into the playoffs as the No. 31 seed and will drew No. 2 Fairmont (23-0), champions of the Three Rivers Conference.

Community breakfast highlights schools

TARBORO – Edgecombe County Public Schools held a community breakfast last week to illustrate the challenges public schools are facing in the county and the progress that is taking place as well.

  • Deadline looms to apply for Golden LEAF scholarships

    The deadline to apply for a Golden LEAF scholarship is TuesdayA total of 215 awards will be offered to first-time recipients for the 2016-17 academic year.

  • Edgecombe schools awarded for PBIS initiative

    All 14 Edgecombe County Public Schools were recognized at a recent Board of Education meeting for their accomplishments in implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS).

  • ‘Transformation’ schools to receive instructional coaches

    Edgecombe County Public Schools will see an increase in the number of state-sponsored instructional coaches, Superintendent John Farrelly told the school board at the January board of education meeting.

  • Health care graduates honored at ECC

    Health Occupations graduates at Edgecombe Community College were honored by college staff, family and friends during a Health Occupations Recognition Ceremony held Jan. 28.

  • Administrators, educators tackle illiteracy

    Most people think of illiteracy as an issue confronting young students who struggle with learning to read.

Pippen ends 26-year career in Air Force

A decorated Air Force sergeant from Tarboro has retired from service after a 26-year career.Senior Master Sgt.

  • Celebrate a different kind of hero

    One of the coolest aspects of moving to a new area is discovering all the fantastic places to eat.

  • Two take positions at The Fountains

    The Fountains at The Albemarle has moved a longtime employee into a sales associate position and named an former intern its community life director.

  • Books speak to a journalist

    In the last couple of weeks I’ve covered my love of downtown Tarboro and its library. This week I’m writing about books.

  • ECC, PNC Bank sponsor Charles Esten concert on Feb. 20

    Edgecombe Community College and lead sponsor PNC Bank are pleased to present an evening of country music featuring Charles Esten on Saturday, Feb. 20.

  • Graphic novels a library gem

    In my open love letter to downtown Tarboro last week I mentioned my passion for reading. I also mentioned how much my hometown library meant to me as a child.