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  • Sheriff-James-Knight.jpg Pill drop a huge success sheriff said

    With the increasing number of people in Edgecombe County abusing prescription pills and becoming dependent of them, the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office had what Sheriff James Knight said was a successful "Operation Medicine Drop" Saturday.

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Damon-Williams.jpg Chief's forum designed 'to educate'

    Tarboro Police Chief Damon Williams is urging parents and guardians of students to attend the Social Media Informational Forum today at 6 p.m. tonight in town hall.

    March 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Farrelly_John.jpg School system gets jumpstart on budget

    March 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Doctor for county pitched at retreat

    PINETOPS — Out of 84 health departments in North Carolina, 59 of them provide primary care for their citizens, said Edgecombe County Health Department (ECHD) Director Karen Lachapelle.

    March 27, 2014

  • Princeville hires interim town manager

    PRINCEVILLE — S. Hal Mason is the new interim town manager for Princeville. The board of commissioners unanimously approved the hiring Monday during its regular scheduled meeting.

    March 26, 2014

  • IMG_2631.jpg Commissioners OK $34K for ECC

    PINETOPS — In a 3-2 vote Tuesday during the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners' retreat, approval was given for $36,000 to Edgecombe Community College (ECC) to assist with the school's expenditures.

    March 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • School board approves selection process for four-year teacher contracts

    The Edgecombe County Board of Education unanimously approved the selection process for four-year teacher contracts at a special Monday evening meeting.

    March 26, 2014

  • Joe-dickens-use.jpg Joe Dickens, 60, succumbs to cancer

    After a little more than a year-long battle with cancer, Speed native, Joe W. Dickens Jr. lost his fight Friday. He was 60 years old.

    March 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • BOE holding called meeting

    Teachers’ contracts and the budget for the upcoming year are the topics of a special board of education meeting at 6:30 today.

    March 24, 2014

  • County unemployment rate increases slightly

    Edgecombe County’s unemployment rate increased slightly in January 2014, to 12.5, up 0.9 percent from the December 2013 rate of 11.6.

    March 24, 2014

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