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March 27, 2019

The magic of hickory shad tournament week is something to be treasured.

For more than 15 years, we have looked forward to the month of March Shadness, peaking gloriously with the Tarboro Association of Saltwater Sportsman’s Annual Hickory Shad Tournament. Although we missed fishing due to…


March 13, 2019

From late spring, throughout summer, fall and early winter, we eagerly anticipate March Shadness.

For our new readers, March Shadness actually coincides with the madness of basketball in the month of March. It’s that time of year when the shad run on our rivers is reaching its peak.



February 27, 2019

It’s a brisk — read that cold as all get out — late February or early March morning while sitting on the riverbank waiting for enough daylight so I can see to toss my shad rig.

You have not lived until you sat on a riverbank and watched the sun rise. Eureka!

It is always exciting…


February 20, 2019

The annual Tarboro Association of Saltwater Sportsman membership meeting is scheduled for Thursday at Abrams at 609 W Wilson St. in Tarboro.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and eats will be ready about 7 p.m. Always a very pleasant evening of good food, fellowship and the sharing of pertinent fishing…


February 19, 2019

Every once in a while you come across someone truly extraordinary, and that is the case with James Williams.

Williams has been through some hard times in his life, but he has never given up hope on becoming his best self. His positive demeanor helped him get through many hospital stays, including…


February 13, 2019

We have a winner of our Tight Lines’ ninth annual Tar River First Hickory Shad Contest.

J.P. Lumper of Rocky Mount caught that Hickory Shad Contest winning fish over the Groundhog Day weekend on the Tar River at “the pipe” on N.C.  97 across from the Rocky Mount wastewater…


January 30, 2019

The third Carolina Outdoor Expo is now done and in the books.

We don’t have any official data, but based on observations and comparisons to the past two years, we would say goals were met and all went well. Congratulations to Joe Albea, John Moore and their team for another outstanding…


January 23, 2019

The winter exhibition in the gallery at Tarboro’s historic Blount-Bridgers House will feature three very popular painters from northeastern North Carolina.

Jaquelin Perry, Fen Rascoe and Fred Saunders have lived within hollering distance from each other and entertained themselves on many an…

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