Weather Alert Special Weather Statement issued January 06 at 10:10PM EST by NWS Raleigh

…Bitterly cold conditions overnight… …Patchy black ice remains a hazard across sections of the Sandhills, Northeast Piedmont, and the Coastal Plain… An Arctic air mass entrenched over central North Carolina will result in bitterly cold conditions overnight. Temperatures overnight will fall into the 5 to 10 above range, with isolated spots in the snow covered regions getting as low as zero or slightly below zero. Wind chill values between five below and five above will be common. Melting of the snow pack has been slow to occur due to the bitterly cold air. Thus, compacted snow and spotty black ice will be encountered, primarily on secondary roads as well as roads that lead through a wooded area or hilly terrain. People venturing outdoors for any length of time will need to dress in several layers, along with a hat and gloves. In this type of extreme cold, exposed skin will experience frostbite in 20 to 30 minutes. The duration of this extreme cold has been especially hard on pets sheltered outdoors. Pet owners need to supply their pets with fresh water, food, and make sure the pets` shelter provides adequate insulation from the cold. Finally, it would be a good idea to check on any elderly neighbors or relatives to make sure they`re coping with the cold.

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Can beer save Rocky Mount? News & Observer

The Watch Dog response: I am just trying to get past the heading however the other is right on! Save Rocky Mount from what?

For 200 years an abandoned cotton mill along the Tar River in Rocky Mount has been a symbol of resilience, burned down by Union troops, rebuilt, accidentally burned again, rebuilt again and then ceasing operations in 1996 with the collapse of the textile industry.

Now the plant is churning back to life as a multimillion-dollar redevelopment project called Rocky Mount Mills, a mix of offices, lofts, cottages, common areas and start-up breweries that could help the economically distressed region an hour’s drive east of Raleigh.

Its village of 60-some mill houses are being turned into rental dwellings, each with a washer-dryer, charcoal grill, free landscaping, and an American flag on the front porch. There is a waiting list for the next vacancy. (News & Observer)

The U.S. Wanted to Discuss Iran. Russia Brought Up Black Lives Matter.

The Watch Dog response: Just wait a while and the truth will come out. Loving these trues!

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Javad Safaei of the Iranian delegation and the American ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, during a Security Council meeting on Friday. CreditDrew Angerer/Getty Images

UNITED NATIONS — Efforts by the Trump administration to marshal a muscular international response to Iran’s crackdown on anti-government protesters appeared to backfire on Friday, as members of the United Nations Security Council instead used a special session called by the United States to lecture the American ambassador on the proper purpose of the body and to reaffirm support for the Iran nuclear agreement.

It was an afternoon of high diplomatic theater that began with a passionate denunciation of Iran’s “oppressive government” by the American ambassador, Nikki R. Haley, and ended with the Iranian ambassador delivering a lengthy history of popular revolt in the United States — from the violent demonstrations at the Democratic National Convention in 1968 to the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011. (New York Times)

SouthWest Edgecombe Basketball Schedule Changes For January

North Edgecombe vs SouthWest was cancelled on Wednesday January 3
SouthWest vs North Pitt was cancelled Friday January 5

North Pitt Game will be played on Monday January 8 School is Open on Monday but if not and School is Open  Tuesday will play on Tuesday January 9

North Edgecombe Home Game been moved to Wednesday January 31

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Obituaries: Walter Jones Conetoe NC, Cleo Jenkins Pinetops NC, Mary Moore Outlaw Pinetops NC, Anna Christine Ellis Tarboro NC, Johnny Earl Harris Fountain NC Bertha Battle Pinetops NC, Minister Betty Jean Staton Highsmith Pinetops NC

Minister Betty Jean Staton Highsmith Pinetops NC 
I have been knowing cousin for many years. I used to travel with her and the Traveling Gospelairs as the went from place to place singing. She was a good person and very comical some times as well.
Click here: Service Entrusted to Willoughby Funeral Homes Inc. Fountain, NC 

Anna Christine Ellis Tarboro NC 
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Services Entrusted to Hemby- Willoughby Mortuary, Inc., of Tarboro, NC.
 

Bertha Battle Pinetops NC
My mother the late Dorothy Horne Dancy sister
Children: Bobby Harris Rocky Mount NC, Tammye Blossom Maryland, Sherod Battle Snow Hill and Twedell Battle
Sisters: Nancy Freeman Tarboro NC, Lillie Randolph Speed NC
Brother: James T. Horne Pinetops NC
Click here: Services Entrusted to Hemby- Willoughby Mortuary, Inc., of Tarboro, NC. 

Johnny Earl Harris Fountain NC 
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Services Entrusted to Hemby- Willoughby Funeral Home of Fountain, NC. 

Walter Jones Conetoe NC Former South Edgecombe/SouthWest Edgecombe Teacher
Mr. Jones was one of the funniest guys I knew kept something going all the time. He used to call me Cool Breeze (my CB Radio Handle) every time I ran into him. I just seen him at Mr. Arthur Jackson’s funeral on last Saturday.
Click here: Services Entrusted to Dickens Funeral Home Inc. Tarboro NC

Cleo Jenkins Pinetops NC
Condolences goes out to David Jenkins, Floyd Jenkins, Beatrice Jenkins Mullins and the entire Jenkins family.
Click here: Services Entrusted to Baker Funeral Home Inc. Tarboro NC

Mary Moore Outlaw Pinetops NC
Condolences goes out to Evelyn Moore Sharpe and the entire Moore family.

Weather: Current Conditions for Edgecombe County, NC

Good God Almighty

Fair

3°F

-16°C

Humidity
87%

Wind Speed
Calm

Barometer
30.42 in (1030.4 mb)

Dewpoint
0°F (-18°C)

Visibility
10.00 mi

6 Jan 5:53 am EST

Weather Forecast for
Edgecombe County, NC

Today: Sunny, with a high near 28. Wind chill values as low as -4. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 6. Light north wind.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as 5. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. Calm wind.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Monday Night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Thursday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 40%.