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Foreclosures still vex county
During January's meeting, Edgecombe County commissioners directed county manager Lorenzo Carmon to look into the possibility of municipalities waving taxes on foreclosed properties.
House fire victim identified
A victim of last week's St. David Street house fire was identified by a medical examiner and her name was released Thursday by Tarboro Fire Chief Frankie Winslow.
Council facing short agenda
Members of the Tarboro Town Council will face a brief agenda when they meet at 7 p.m. Monday night in the second floor council room at Town Hall.
Unemployment drops, still at 11.6 percent
Edgecombe County’s unemployment rate dropped for the second straight month and the county, ranked 99th after November’s data was released, improved to 97th in December.
In December, Edgecombe’s rate dropped almost half a point — from 12.0 in November to 11.6.
Local thief caught after intense investigation
The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office received a break in a nearly 18-month investigation where numerous vehicles and residences were broken into in a neighborhood off N.C. 33 NW.
More lawsuits for Princeville
Former Princeville commissioners Isabelle Purvis-Andrews and Calvin Sherrod said they are furious over the actions of the Local Government Commission (LGC) and have filed a $20,000 lawsuit against two of its employees.
BOE to select District 7 fill-in Monday
The Edgecombe County Board of Education is tasked with selecting a new member to represent District 7 at its 6:30 p.m. Monday business meeting in the boardrooms at 412 Pearl St.
ECPS getting lots of bang for the buck
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series on Edgecombe County Public Schools' dual immersion/global school Martin Millennium Academy. Today's focus is on the financial impact.)
Gang problems throughout county
Three recent gang-related incidents in Edgecombe County are part of a growing nuisance that law enforcement is combating.
County does its part for NCFAST
Edgecombe County has done its part in resolving the N.C. FAST program fiasco — a fiasco that could result in the USDA withholding funds from all counties for the food stamp program.
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