Stocks Elementary School celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Week
In celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Week, Stocks Elementary School hosted several guest speakers and exciting activities during the first week of May.
HOBGOOD SCIENCE FAIR
Hobgood Academy's fifth and sixth grade science classes recently presented their science projects. The sixth grade class projects were to be concentrated on space. Andrew Carlisle, whose project was the 1969 Apollo 11 manned mission to the moon, took top honors. His project depicted the moon landing and his poster gave information about this milestone in the history of our country.
Quiz Bowl champions
The South Edgecombe Middle Quiz Bowl Team are the 2013 Edgecombe County Public Schools Quiz Bowl champions. Picture from front to back, left to right are Dylan Hyman, Frankie Edwards and Chris Modlin, Matthew Jones, Cameron Gomez, Yancey Coltrane, David Edwards, Leaton White, David Parisher, Katlyn Webb, Jack Coltrane and JD Reid.
NC Symphony coming to Tarboro June 6
“At the Movies” will be the theme when the North Carolina Symphony comes to Tarboro on Thursday, June 6. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. on the Town Common. The free performance is sponsored by Keihin Carolina System Technology, Tarboro Savings Bank and Ronald G. Ellis, Jr. and is part of the symphony’s “Concerts in Your Community” series.
Presbyterian Historical Society held its Spring Tour of Historic Churches
PRINCEVILLE — The N.C. Presbyterian Historical Society held its Spring Tour of Historic Churches April 19-20. Registration for the event was at Princeville Museum and Visitors Center.
The event also included tours at Cobb Memorial and Howard Memorial Presbyterian churches in Tarboro and a walking tour of the Tarboro Historic District. They also visited William and Mary Hart Presbyterian Church, in Leggett and Nahalah Presbyterian in Scotland Neck.
Administrator always takes time
The residents at Tarboro Nursing Center enjoy music by Administrator Robert Vernon (pictured here) each month. Long term resident Jennie Yount stated, "“I know he is a busy worker but he always takes time to make sure we are entertained. He even takes time to talk to us in the hallway and answer any questions we have. He is never too busy for us."
Country forestry banquet set for Tuesday
Persons with an interest in the timber industry will gather Tuesday at the East Carolina Agriculture and Education Center for the annual Edgecombe County Forestry Banquet.
Garden Club learned new Edgecombe County clary sage crop sold to perfume companies
The Edgecombe Garden Club met Wednesday, March 6, 2013 for a 12:00 noon luncheon in the Fountains of the Albemarle. President Pauline Nicolossi welcomed everyone and thanked Nelda Johnson for designing a bowl of pink camellias with forsythia and the Hostess Committee for doing all table centerpieces.
Rep. Tolson puts key pieces together to benefit North Carolina Wesleyan College
ROCKY MOUNT — State Rep. Joe Tolson’s (D-Edgecombe) ability to put key pieces of a financial puzzle together will benefit students at North Carolina Wesleyan College (NCWC) for years to come.
When Tolson learned the school was facing financial issues in funding a much-needed computer networking lab, he called Brooks Raiford, who heads up the North Carolina Technology Association.
“I just made a phone call,” a modest Tolson said Thursday after the dedication of the lab, which now houses 40 computer stations in Room 237 of the Braswell Building. Each station includes a CPU with Windows 7 and MS Office 07 Home & Student, and a flat panel monitor. Twenty stations will be utilized with the other 20 held in reserve.
“Booze It & Lose It” campaign takes drunk drivers off the street
The Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s (GHSP) St. Patrick’s Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign resulted in 690 motorists being cited for driving while impaired, including six in Edgecombe County. The campaign ran from March 15-17.
"Any time we can take a driver off the road who is in violation of driving while impaired, it is important," said Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight. "It helps prevent accidents. We always participate in these programs. We don't take them lightly."
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