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July 04, 2017

Edgecombe County’s oldest resident is celebrating her 107th birthday Tuesday.

Jewel Tolson of Tarboro was born July 4, 1910. She will be celebrating her Independence Day birthday at her home at The Fountains at The Albemarle in Tarboro. The celebration will include the Fourth of July…


July 02, 2017

Damn, I miss Gregg Allman. I wish he was still around.

My love of music runs the gamut from Taylor Swift to R. Kelly to Billy Joel. And anyone who knows me knows how much I love Springsteen. But where Springsteen captures the nobility of the common man, the Allmans reach a near-spiritual level with…


June 20, 2017

The LSV 2017 Award Banquet was held June 3 at Pines Chapel Church Fellowship Hall in Pinetops.

One-hundred eighty guests witnessed the award ceremony as four scholars were presented $1,000 scholarships each. The scholarships were presented by Director Leah S. Vines assisted by Victor, Travis and…


June 16, 2017

It is with sadness that I inform you of Polly Unterzuber’s passing on Thursday, June 1. I appreciate The Tarboro Weekly for allowing me to author this last column as a tribute to Polly’s life. Her obituary may be found in today’s print edition.

I loved receiving Polly by Golly by…


June 14, 2017

Friday afternoon I was sitting in a small restaurant in Hillsborough, eating an oyster po' boy and drinking ice cold Sprite out of the bottle. The music and conversations took me back to my time in Lousiana when I worked security at a casino.

My wife and I were in Hillsborough after a doctor's…


June 09, 2017

For people with Parkinson’s disease, tremors, slowness and rigidity are not the only physical limitations. Speech and voice disorders are extremely common among Parkinson’s patients, and can have equally devastating effects.

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro now offers LSVT® (Lee…


May 22, 2017

Let me save you a few hundred bucks.

I’ve had a bad back since I was 15. I helped move a pressure washer and twisted my lower back the wrong way and it has bothered me since. I’ve been to doctors, chiropractors and massage parlors. Each one made me feel better temporarily. But…


May 16, 2017

Mother's Day: Woke up and read news article about the sad little kid in Ohio who hanged himself after being bullied at school. He was only 8.

I'm not usually affected by news stories — I've written it all — but that story got to me. The kid was shoved headfirst into a wall and passed…


May 14, 2017

In observance of National Nursing Home Week, May 14 to 20, nursing homes across the state celebrate throughout the week with residents and their loved ones, staff and volunteers.

Established in 1967 by the American Health Care Association, this annual event is a celebration for nursing homes and…


May 08, 2017

I’ve been looking for an excuse to write about my good friend and mentor Ed Caram.

Recently, I was at the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport interviewing its director Dion Viventi. I always ask folks what brought them to the area if they aren’t natives. Dion, who hails from New Jersey,…

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