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April 19, 2018

Vidant Women’s Care-Tarboro recently received the Mother-Baby Award for Outpatient Healthcare Clinics from the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition.

“We’re committed to the health and well-being of Eastern North Carolina, and that extends to our smallest patients, their mothers…

April 18, 2018

Farm moms are the backbones of successful farms.

They buzz with positive energy and keep an eye on a bevy of moving parts including their families, their communities and of course, their businesses.The Farm Mom of the Year program honors the significant contributions these women make on their…

April 18, 2018

Capt. Jeff Koen, of Salt and Swamp Guide Service, has accepted a lucrative and exciting contract to guide parties at Rod 'N Real Alaskan Charters.

Wow, what an exciting adventure and opportunity for Koen. He will be fishing the waters of Kenai Peninsula Rivers, Cook Inlet and Seward. We asked…


April 11, 2018

Spring has sprung. The grass has riz. I wonder where the rockfishes is? Apologies to my 12th grade English teacher, Sally Chappell, for the bad grammar and improper syntax, but I needed to get your attention to let you know it is John Cherry Rockfish Rodeo on the Tar time.

Some folks look forward…

Duprees' cat fish from the Tar River

April 07, 2018

A bi-annual gala and celebration of Alyce Gordon Weeks Patrick’s generous gift of Hobson Pittman artwork is planned for April 28 in support of local history and fine arts

Dining and dancing under the stars are sure to be a lovely way to welcome spring in Tarboro at the second bi-annual gala…


April 04, 2018

A 100 fish day at the Roanoke River at Weldon this time of year is not uncommon for boaters that are in the know.

What makes this 100+ fish day special for me is that I caught them all by myself sitting on my ample hindquarters at the boat ramp in Weldon. I would love to tell you my success was due…


March 28, 2018

A local church is urging families to come out and participate in a holiday event this week.

First Baptist Church on North Main Street will be hosting a huge community Easter Egg Hunt from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Tarboro Historic Town Common at 700 N. Main St. The Rev. Lamont Hemminger, pastor…

March 09, 2018

Sylvan Heights Bird Park has received a grant to support educational programs and science events such as Earth Day.

The $18,500 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation will benefit more than 7,000 students each year via the park's Sylvan Heights’ K-12 STEM-based programs, said Mike Lubbock, the…

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March 08, 2018

The Down East Partnership for Children is using the help of local churches in Nash and Edgecombe counties to help spread the word to local families about the timeline for and what they need to know about registering their children for kindergarten or applying them for pre-K or Head Start programs.…


March 06, 2018

I lived and worked in the Wilmington area for more than a decade. First as a security guard at a downtown hotel then as a newspaper reporter.

Back then--it’s been five years now since I’ve been gone--Wilmington was a magical place. It wasn’t unusual at all to see John Travolta in…

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