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…
January 02, 2019
Now that winter has begun, we want to share our Winter Fishing Tip – The buzz word for winter fishing is S-L-O-W.
Colder the water, less active are the fish. Our scaly friends are somewhat hunkered down, trying to survive in food-scarce cold winter weather. Experts advise you to work your…
December 25, 2018
'Twas the Christmas before fishing season, when all through the South
The fish started stirring early, even the resident cottonmouth
The rods were rigged and hung by the back door with care
In hopes that shad fishing season would soon be there
Fishermen were nestled all snug in their beds
December 14, 2018
The Edgecombe Arts Council is set to exhibit the annual holiday exhibit in the Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery at the historic Blount-Bridgers House in Tarboro.
Selected works by Hobson Pittman will be on display in the gallery until Jan. 12, ending with a closing reception to celebrate the…
December 12, 2018
A few weeks ago, we stated that finding gifts for anglers is so simple. Easiest task: Give more of what they like to use.
But something more special may seem almost ridiculous, especially if they have their own boat. So why consider a professional guide?
Think of a guided trip as the ultimate treat,…
December 12, 2018
The Edgecombe County Arts Council invites the public to help fill their Christmas Cup for the Arts by attending “A Serving of Wine and Music” at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the gallery of the Blount-Bridgers House.
Wine will be served and will be followed by an evening of music provided by…
December 11, 2018
The Booker T. Washington Resource Center was the host of the 11th anniversary of the N.C. Association of Black High School Alumni Reunion.
Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson was the keynote speaker.
“Testing, testing: 1-2-3” was how Atkinson started his presentation. He told the…
December 05, 2018
Some of you may remember that on March 15, 2017, at Tarboro Brewing Co., Tight Lines sponsored a visit from Kirk Rundle, state Wildlife Resources Commission District 3 Fisheries Biologist.
Our much-anticipated meeting with Wildlife Resources Commission fisheries folks was well received. We had a…