Edgecombe County

Edgecombe County, North Carolina

PO Box 10
Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: (252) 641-7833
Fax: (252) 641-0456

In east-central NC, northeast of Goldsboro; organized Apr 4, 1741 (prior to statehood) from Bertie County, although deeds began in 1732. Name Origin: For Richard Edgecumbe (1680-1758), later 1st Baron Edgecumbe, English statesman. Present spelling is now accepted

Area (sq mi):: 506.58 (land 505.03; water 1.55) Population per square mile: 107.20
Population 2005: 54,129 State rank: 49 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.70%; 1990-2000 -1.70% Population 2000: 55,606 (White 39.30%; Black or African American 57.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 36.20
Income 2000: per capita $14,435; median household $30,983; Population below poverty level: 19.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,804-$22,328
Unemployment (2004): 8.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 21.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Rocky Mount (56,351)
  • Tarboro County seat (10,583)

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    On March 13, the department confirmed the body found in the woods in Edgecombe County was of the missing woman. 
    Nash Community College (N.C.) English Professor Mary Wayne Watson presented a copy of her iconic photograph from World War I to Carol Banks, director of the Edgecombe County Veterans Military Museum.
    When Ed Chase joined Edgecombe County Public Schools in Tarboro, NC, this year as technology director, he faced an IT disaster.
    Many of the factors affecting a child's learning environment are a concern for children in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
    Bank represented that as a result of the merger of its predecessor banks in 1990, Bank consolidated two branches in a shopping center in the Edgecombe County portion of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina banking market ("Rocky Mount Market") (10) into one location from which it continues to provide banking services and has retained the other location in the shopping center as a mail center and storage facility.
    In tobacco-growing northeastern North Carolina, Lorenzo Carmon, manager of Edgecombe County, helps to fiscally oversee the CJPP grant amount of $75,311 and believes it is vital in this era of shrinking government aid to monitor programs carefully, pool resources and avoid duplicating services.
    Four people drowned and two were missing in the Edgecombe County town of Pinetops after their boat hit a submerged car and capsized.
    Helping shift legislative debate toward this compromise was a broad alliance that included NCAE, the Gaston and Edgecombe county school boards, the State Board of Education, and even members of assistance teams working at the 15 targeted schools.
    "Iowa Beef Processors [a Nebraska-bated company] wants a 4-million-capacity slaughterhouse in Edgecombe County. They're trying to play South Carolina and North Carolina off against each other to get their way." Without increased slaughtering capacity, incentive for factory farms declines because it is less economical to ship the animals long distances.
    At the 1993 ALA convention, Beach (1993), of Edgecombe County Memorial Library in Tarboro, North Carolina, stated the "first task" of rural librarians: "Get to know--really know your library through the eyes of your users," she told the audience.
    But the farm never really left him, and when he retired in 1983 he started growing a couple of acres of strawberries and collards on a small plot of land in Edgecombe County. That's when he got into bees.