March 17, 2018

Geneva Hines Smith turned 100 years old on March 6.

An elaborate celebration was sponsored by her children on March 10 at the DoubleTree hotel. Eloquent colors of white and gold graced her as she was ushered in the banquet room by her son, Henry. Family and friends from far and near stood in awe…

Tourney to benefit Down East Partnership for Children

March 16, 2018

The Down East Partnership for Children will host its first annual charity golf tournament on April 13 at Northgreen Country Club in Rocky Mount.

Proceeds from the “FORE Every Child golf tournament will benefit the children and families that the Down East…

Award-winning student earned GED at ECC

March 15, 2018

A little more than a decade ago, Michael Parker dropped out of high school and joined the workforce, knocking around Eastern North Carolina, searching for his way in life.

“I was not mentally focused,” he says of his decision to drop out of high school at age seventeen.

After a few…

New riverkeeper to monitor Tar-Pamlico river basin

March 14, 2018

Sound Rivers recently hired Forrest English to take on the role of your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper from outgoing Riverkeeper Heather Deck.

Deck, now serving as Sound Rivers’ executive director, said she is excited to welcome Forrest to the organization.

“After an extensive nationwide…