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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.
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.
- School system gets jumpstart on budget
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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