An area with one of the highest unemployment rates in the state will soon see dozens of added jobs.
Superior Essex manufacturing company in Tarboro will break ground on its expansion Thursday. The company is one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world and began in Tarboro 45 years ago.
The state says the the Superior Essex expansion will add 116 jobs to Edgecombe County. The county's current unemployment rate is 14.5 percent.