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…
January 05, 2017
TARBORO — Edgecombe Arts will present the works of two Asheville artists with local ties — Bee Sieburg and her daughter Molly Courcelle — from Jan. 12 through Feb. 18 in the Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery.
A reception and gallery talk will be held in the gallery 5:30-7:30 p.…
December 30, 2016
Trey Lewis came away from his time at Edgecombe Community College with a strong tie to the school and an overwhelming sense of gratitude for what ECC offered him as a young student and others in the community.
“I always tell people, if ECC offered a doctorate, I’d still be there. I love…
December 01, 2016
It'll be beginning to sound a lot like Christmas when the N.C. Symphony plays its annual holiday pops concert Dec. 8 at Keihin Auditorium.
This year will be the ensemble's 10th consecutive Christmas concert at the Tarboro venue at Edgecombe Community College, said Eric Greene's its cultural arts…
November 23, 2016
Four delegates from Edgecombe County attended the 4-H State Council Conference Nov. 19-20 in Raleigh.
The 4-H’ers who attended from Edgecombe County were Brittany Anderson, Steven Bradley, Emily Hill and Mallory Lancaster.
The delegation joined more than 270 youth and adults from across North…
November 10, 2016
It's a great opportunity, yes, but the Great Tarboro Art Bazaar is more than just a convenient chance for art lovers to buy a holiday gift for a special person.
"Part of our mission is to promote regional artists, and this is our way of doing it," said Buddy Hooks, a member of the board of…
November 03, 2016
Longtime favorites such as the N.C. Symphony and first-time events such as a play based on a Charles Dickens novel are on the program this season at Keihin Auditorium.
The venue at Edgecombe Community College opens its 12th Edgecombe Performance Series on Saturday with a performance by FLY Dance…