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Mark Patton (left) and Gus Owens (right) of Owens Construction, based in Elm City, work on the construction of a Dollar General on the corner of Western Boulevard and Wilson Street in Tarboro Thursday afternoon. The projected opening date for the approximate 9,000 square foot store is June 1.
Keihin Carolina Systems Technology announces Edgecombe County Public Schools scholarship winners
Keihin Carolina Systems Technology has announced the Edgecombe County Public Schools winners of the K-CST Scholarship.
Through the company’s scholarship program, a first-place scholarship at each school was awarded in the amount of $2,500. Three second-place scholarships of $1,000 are also granted to each of the traditional high schools. One of the $2,500 scholarship recipients is selected as the grand winner of a four-year scholarship of $4,500 to be distributed in the amount of $1,500 in the first year and $1,000 per year for the remaining three years.
KCST supports Veterans Museum
On the behalf of KCST, its human resource manager, Connie Hunt, right, presents a $500 check to Tarboro Mayor Donald Morris, left, and Bob Nicolosi, president of the Veterans Museum, Wednesday. Morris applauded KCST for its humanitarian generosity that they have shown to the museum and other non-profit organizations.
First ‘Tag and Tax combined bills to arrive in mailboxes for July payments
RALEIGH — Check your mail for something new and make sure your car is road ready. The first combined tag and tax notices will soon arrive in North Carolina mailboxes for bills that are due in July.
The new bills will reflect both vehicle property tax information from counties and other taxing jurisdictions, as well as vehicle registration and inspection information. Drivers used to pay for tags and taxes separately. The new program, “Tag & Tax Together,” will require one payment for both bills. Both tag renewals and tax payments must be paid in full to renew vehicle registration.
ECC receives ACT Career Preparedness Award
Edgecombe Community College (ECC) has received the ACT Career Preparedness Award in North Carolina for its efforts to prepare students for careers and the workplace.
Edgecombe Arts announces newest exhibit ‘Vivify…to revive’
Spring is upon us and we are finally feeling the warmth of the sun and seeing the rich, vibrant colors of plants blooming! With spring’s new life, Edgecombe Arts is excited to announce our newest exhibit, “Vivify…to revive,” featuring the colorful works of Catherine Coulter Lloyd and Jennifer Rankin. The current exhibit will be on display in the Hobson Pittman Memorial Art Gallery at the Blount-Bridgers House, April 25 – June 28 with an art reception from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Thursday.
ECSO holds D.A.R.E. Days
The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Department will partner with McDonald’s and Pizza Hut in Tarboro to sponsor D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Days.
The McDonald's event will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Students can buy a 10-piece Nuggets Meal for $3.99. In order to receive the discount, students must wear their school’s D.A.R.E. T-shirts.
Bell Ringers thanked by Hall
Golden K Kwani Lee Hall didn't forget the generosity that his fellow club members gave by manning the Salvation Army's Red Kettle drive last Christmas. Hall showed his appreciation by offering a free lunch and words of gratitude Friday at United Methodist Church dining facility.
Local agency bring awareness to Autism
April is autism awareness month, and HomeCare Management Corporation is having an event to increase awareness of the disability.
“It’s on the rise. It’s on the increase. That’s why companies like HomeCare are trying to bring awareness,” said Deborah Jordan, clinical supervisor for HomeCare. Autism spectrum disorders encompass a range of brain development disorders that impair a person’s ability to socialize and communicate. The disorders are more prevalent in males than in females.
Tarboro man charged with hitting man over head with beer bottle
A 23-year-old Tarboro man is behind bars in Pitt County after he was accused of smashing a beer bottle over a man's head and punching him in the face in Greenville, because he was angry that the victim was with his mother.
Police arrested Kendrick Lemon Draughn and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to inflict serious injury, which is a felony.
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