February 01, 2018
The Edgecombe Arts Council is set to exhibit the recent work by Tarboro resident Maureen O’Neill in the Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery at Tarboro’s historic Blount-Bridgers House.
“Interior Veils,” a series of works done in pastel will open with a reception in the gallery…
January 31, 2018
I owe an apology to long-time readers of this column.
Last week I recycled a story detailing how my father is my hero. I changed the ending a little and the beginning, but the meat of the piece was pretty much the same as when it first ran last year. And maybe the year before.
I have to do that…
January 23, 2018
In sixth grade, I had to write an essay on my biggest hero. I turned in a two page paper on my father.
I sat down over the weekend to write about my biggest hero for this column. Decades later, it's still my father.
Raymond Kay Jr. was born in 1929 to a poor millworker family in Rhode Island.…
January 18, 2018
Edgecombe Community College will welcome The Barter Players back to Tarboro at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.
The theater troupe, based at the historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va., will perform an adaptation of Jack London’s “The Call of the Wild” as part of…
January 17, 2018
Ali versus Frazier. King Kong and Godzilla. Trump v. Oprah.
If someone would have told me a couple of years ago that Oprah Winfrey would be a viable presidential candidate in 2020, I would have laughed at them. Of course, I did laugh at folks who said Donald J. Trump was a serious candidate in the…
January 12, 2018
The W.A. Pattillo High School National Alumni Association will hold its third annual Fellowship Brunch at 9 a.m. Feb. 3 at the Pattillo Middle School in Tarboro.
Guest speaker will be Tarboro native and world renowned tenor and opera singer Dr. Leroy J. Bynum Jr.
December 30, 2017
Dr. Sandeep Pandit has joined Vidant Oncology in Tarboro, bringing more than 17 years of experience to the community.
Having previously served in a part-time capacity with this practice, Pandit specializes in blood disorders and cancer, especially those of the lungs, breast, digestive system,…
December 20, 2017
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” gives us the most compelling villain in tent-pole popcorn action movie history.
Quick, name the villain of “Thor: The Dark World” or “Doctor Strange.” I’m a comic book buff and I can’t remember. As entertaining as those…
December 16, 2017
Vidant Edgecombe Hospital is launching a new Joint Preservation program, a multidisciplinary knee and hip osteoarthritis management program.
With the help of the Joint Preservation Program, people can take back control of their Osteoarthritis and get back to doing the things they enjoy. The program…
December 10, 2017
Two new physicians have joined Vidant Multispecialty Clinic in Tarboro.
Dr. Paul R. Woodard, an internal medicine physician, manages blood pressure problems, diabetes, psychiatric issues and other chronic conditions.
Dr. Ramesh Mishra, an internal medicine physician, offers expertise…