November 16, 2017
Broken windows, Hollywood, Russians and guns. This week, we examine tipping points.
One of my favorite nonfiction books is “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference” by Malcom Gladwell, which shows how social trends spread like a virus.
Gladwell details how New…
November 07, 2017
The Edgecombe County Arts Council’s Great Tarboro Art Bazaar opened to the public Friday and will continue through Nov. 24.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Wednesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, giving patrons a chance to browse…
November 05, 2017
At this point there are so many mass shootings that I could just cut and paste my complaints every couple of weeks.
I don’t think anyone is reading this column anyway. I’ve never received any feedback beyond “change your picture.”
I hate to be so cynical, but when a school…
November 01, 2017
I know as you read this column that Halloween is over, but it’s high time we talk about “Stranger Things.”
If you haven’t seen this Netflix original show, you’re missing out on a cultural phenomenon.
Set in the mid-1980s, the show tells the story of a group of middle…
October 20, 2017
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for Nash and Edgecombe counties.
The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award has been bestowed on…
October 17, 2017
The number of cancer survivors is projected to be over 18 million by 2020, according to the National Institute of Health. Vidant Health Rehabilitation Managers from eight Vidant hospitals and home health decided to organize an intense training recently that focused on education; including the…
October 11, 2017
News doesn’t just happen during business hours so reporters at the Tarboro Weekly and Rocky Mount Telegram take turns working one weekend a month.
Usually weekend duty is a bore, but this time around, it was pretty awesome for me. So cool the drizzling rain couldn’t ruin it.
October 04, 2017
My vehicle has been transformed into a theater of the mind.
I'm well-known for listening to loud Rock-and-Roll in my car. And I love to jam to Tom Petty, Metallica, Springsteen, R. Kelly and even Taylor Swift. But lately, I've opted for a more enlightening use of my travel time.
In my lifetime I've…
September 29, 2017
Edgecombe Community College is inviting the community to join the 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of the college during the first week of October.
A highlight of the week will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, when the public is invited to a special lunchtime acoustic concert featuring…
September 28, 2017
Edgecombe Community College recently announced the lineup for the 13th season of the Edgecombe Performance Series, which brings world class entertainment to Tarboro and Edgecombe County.
Each year, ECC plans a series of performances for the community in a variety of artistic disciplines.…