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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…

Bird Park .jpg

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…


March 06, 2018

Holly Willis, a program technician in Edgecombe County, was named the recipient of the USDA Farm Service Agency District 6 Employee of the Fourth Quarter.

Farm Service Agency’s District 6 includes Martin, Washington, Tyrrell, Dare, Hyde, Beaufort, Pitt, Wilson, Greene, Craven, Pamlico,…


February 28, 2018

I agree with President Trump: Some teachers should be armed.

Add “I agree with President Trump” to the list of words I never thought I string together. But I’m not being facetious. Trump has scored some serious points with me on his new approach to gun control in our country.…


February 25, 2018

The W.A. Pattillo High School National Alumni Association Inc.is “moving full steam ahead” in preparation for its 37th Annual Reunion in June-July 2018.

The Board of Directors and membership are excited about the upcoming events and anticipate…

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