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May 20, 2019

TARBORO — Ask anyone attending the Happening on the Common why they come to the annual arts, crafts, food and music event and the sense of community pride comes up.

"It's always fun to come see your neighbors and friends — and see new people who are here and everything that's going on…


Red Cross seeks donations of type O blood

May 19, 2019

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations.

As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood or platelets now through June 10 will…


Tarboro native returns home to address grads

May 18, 2019

Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder and chief executive officer of The ActOne Group and a native of Tarboro, had a “conversation about truth” with graduates at Edgecombe Community College during commencement exercises held May 10.

Howroyd gave the keynote address during the ceremony, which…


Kylar Wiggins crowned Miss Jabberwock

May 17, 2019

The Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. recently held its 40th Jabberwock Pageant at the Dunn Center of Performing Arts at N.C. Wesleyan College.

This is a scholarship program held biennially for high school junior and senior young ladies. This year, 18 contestants…