South Edgecombe High School — Pinetops, North Carolina

South Edgecombe High School, Pinetops, NC
(image from Edgecombe County, Volume II, Images of America)
End of a school day at South Edgecombe High School

South Edgecombe High School

Pinetops, NC

colors: Orange & Royal Blue
mascot: Flying Dragons

The South Edgecombe High School building on Pinetops-Crisp Rd. was built in 1926. In that year, the high school grades from ten Edgecombe County graded schools were consolidated into South Edgecombe. A gymnasium was added in 1934 and a major remodeling took place in the 1950’s. South Edgecombe graduated its last class in 1978 before merging with its rival school, West Edgecombe High School to form SouthWest Edgecombe High School, which opened during the 1978-1979 school year. Students attended the first semester at their old schools before moving to the new campus to begin the second semester, but operated as one school, SouthWest. The old South Edgecombe High School building was torn down and replaced by the new South Edgecombe Middle School. Reunion Apparel for South Edgecombe High School


South Edgecombe High School was the
1972 Class A State Basketball Champion,
defeating Broughton High School 54-51.

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You know your from Edgecombe County when…. (Facebook Group)

You might be from Ptops//Macc. or went to SWE/SE if… (Facebook Group)

Town of Pinetops website

Pinetops forum (discussions of current events)

There are over 500 South Edgecombe High School alumni on

South Edgecombe Basketball 1968
South Edgecombe Basketball 1968
There are some old South Edgecombe photos online in the Charles S. Killebrew Collection at Braswell Memorial Library. They are mostly photos of the 1968 baseball and basketball teams, but there are other photos, too. (tip: Just type edgecombe in the search box.) The photo collection seems to only be available for online viewing during library hours.

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(Thanks to Glenn Bass for providing much of this info about South Edgecombe High School.)

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