Town of Tarboro not making good economic decisions – Source: The Daily Southerner

PRINCEVILLE — I and my family were deeply saddened and discouraged to hear that Tarboro will not have fireworks this year. Those in power need to wake up! Do the math, ladies and gentlemen! At least 1,000 people (and that is a low estimate) spend probably $15 on July Fourth for food, drinks, sparklers and other festive necessities at local businesses such as Wal-Mart, Food Lion, Andy’s, McDonald’s and Burger King. (Read more)

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Sherriff Knight offers holiday saftey tips – Source: The Daily Southerner

PRINCEVILLE —  With all of the summer holidays peaking over the horizon Sheriff James Knight offers tips on how to be safe. Knight, Sheriff of Edgecombe County, is asking "all citizens to join him in making this fourth of July holiday. (Read more)

Ellmers defends stances while protesters gather – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers joined Twin Counties leaders for a legislative forum Wednesday to explain what Congress has been doing about the economy. (Paid Content)

Note: Gwen Wilkins Nash County recently elected N.C. Democratic Party 1st vice chairwoman stood with her back to the speaker along with others as Ellmers spoke.

Why Is Edgecombe County Public Schools Transfer of Personnel Is So Hush Hush?

Why has Edgecombe County Public Schools transfer of personnel been so secret over the years? I have asked for the listing over the years and I have received them but I should not have had to ask. But although I get the list, the problem is I believe the list is not the total of transfers and other that takes place during any give time.

Wilson County Public Schools and Nash-Rocky Mount schools transfer personnel publishes their transfers, retirees and others in the local newspaper. I wonder why Edgecombe does not.