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May 22, 2017

Let me save you a few hundred bucks.

I’ve had a bad back since I was 15. I helped move a pressure washer and twisted my lower back the wrong way and it has bothered me since. I’ve been to doctors, chiropractors and massage parlors. Each one made me feel better temporarily. But…


May 16, 2017

Mother's Day: Woke up and read news article about the sad little kid in Ohio who hanged himself after being bullied at school. He was only 8.

I'm not usually affected by news stories — I've written it all — but that story got to me. The kid was shoved headfirst into a wall and passed…


May 14, 2017

In observance of National Nursing Home Week, May 14 to 20, nursing homes across the state celebrate throughout the week with residents and their loved ones, staff and volunteers.

Established in 1967 by the American Health Care Association, this annual event is a celebration for nursing homes and…


May 08, 2017

I’ve been looking for an excuse to write about my good friend and mentor Ed Caram.

Recently, I was at the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport interviewing its director Dion Viventi. I always ask folks what brought them to the area if they aren’t natives. Dion, who hails from New Jersey,…


April 25, 2017

Something most folks who knew my late mother probably didn’t know about her was that she loved a good murder mystery.

She was the rare type who actually liked catching jury duty. Had Investigation Discovery been around years ago, my mother would have watched it exhaustively.

One case in…


April 22, 2017

The auditorium at The Fountains at The Albemarle in Tarboro recently was overflowing with guests and residents for the Talbots Spring Fashion Show.

This year marked the ninth year in a row that The Albemarle held the Fashion Show in efforts to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of…


April 17, 2017

The Rev. Richard Joyner of Nash UNC Health Care recently was honored as one of 22 Healthcare Heroes of 2017 by Triangle Business Journal.

Other winners, including doctors, nurses, administrators and volunteers from WakeMed, Rex, Duke and UNC hospitals were honored at a banquet and awards ceremony…


April 16, 2017

The Edgecombe County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be holding their annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon April 22 in the auditorium of the Edgecombe County Administration building at 201 St. Andrew Street in Tarboro.

The Edgecombe County Extension Master Gardener…


April 09, 2017

Tiniya Bridgers, 16, of Tarboro recently was crowned Eastern Carolina Teen for the Princess of North Carolina System in Zebulon.

She competed in the areas of fitness, casual wear modeling and evening wear. This system raises funds for Victoria Junction. Tiniya will continue to support their cause…


April 05, 2017

Someone recently told me I have an unusual reporting style. I took that as a compliment until the person followed up with the news they didn’t care for it.

Can’t please everyone, but it got me thinking. My style is different, unrefined and vernacular.

I reckon it’s because I took…

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