March 01, 2017
Our oldest son flew in from Chicago on Saturday to spend a few days with us.
Typing those words felt very weird. Sometimes it seems like he was born just a few weeks ago; and here he is living in a big city, going to a preeminent art school and commuting on the subway.
This is a young man who would…
February 25, 2017
The W.A. Pattillo High School National Alumni Association recently held its second annual Fellowship Brunch at Pattillo Middle School in Tarboro.
The association strives to support education in Edgecombe County by strengthening its relationship with Edgecombe County Public Schools and the…
February 11, 2017
The 2017 grant application season has launched and guidelines and applications for the N.C. Arts Council’s seven grant programs for organizations are now available.
The deadline for receiving 2017-18 grant applications is March 1 and applications must be completed electronically through the N.…
February 10, 2017
Ladies of Tarboro were seeing red — lots of red — on Feb. 3 at The Fountains at The Albemarle in honor of National Wear Red Day for Women’s Heart Health.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women…
February 09, 2017
Edgecombe Community College is expecting great things from an upcoming production of “Great Expectations” that will be presented Feb. 16 at the Keihin Auditorium.
Edgecombe Community College will be presenting the performance by The Barter Players in cooperation with the…
February 07, 2017
Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for all newborns at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital throughout the month of February.
The hospital is participating in the association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program, which…
January 27, 2017
George Henry White Day, an annual event honoring the legacy of the late North Carolina congressman, will be observed Sunday in a special afternoon service at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in New Bern.
A group of North Carolina nonprofit organizations joins together each year to honor…
January 26, 2017
The news has been inundated in the last week with word that the federal government has quietly authorized $2 billion in payouts to sick veterans stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987.
The tap water aboard the base was contaminated during those deadly decades with estimates of at least a…
January 17, 2017
Music is magic.
A song, just a song, once saved the life one of my best friends.
About three years ago my cellphone rang in the middle of the night. I don’t sleep much, so I was awake to answer it.
“What’s that melody song?” my friend asked, obviously drunk.
I was surprised;…
January 16, 2017
Over the Christmas holiday, 9-year-old Angel Bridgers continued a project that she started a year ago called Heart for Helping.
The project is focused on helping the less fortunate and targets shelters in Edgecombe and Nash counties. Angel delivered more than 100 hats scarves and blankets to three…