Will be offering an Electric Club beginning in January. The club will be for kids age 8 and up and wil be held after school at the cooperative Extension Office. Call 641-7827 to learn more.
Will be offering a cooking club for all budding young chefs. This is club for kids 6 and up. After school beginning in January. Call 641-7827 for more information.
Toys for Tots
The Edgecombe Veterans Museum is now accepting “Toys for Tots”. All toys must be new and unwrapped. Museum open Thursday -Saturday 10am-4pm.
Every Sunday from 5 p.m. -7 p.m. For more information call 641-4210.
SPCA Alliance of NC has free dog food for families in need. Please send your name and phone number to SPCAANC, P.O. Box 1461, Tarboro, NC, 27886. First come, first served, deadline is August 31st.
YOU may qualify: If you live in the city limit of Tarboro; if you are low-income and qualify for public assistance. Apply at Tarboro Public Work Office, 506 Dowd St. or call 252-641-4234.
Line Dance Class
At the Braswell Center on thursdays from 6:30-8pm. FREE!! Call 641-4210 for more information.
For those 55 and older at the E.L. Roberson Center every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for town residents is $16, non residents $32 monthly. For more information call 252-641-4263.
Volunteers are needed at the Community Home Care and Hospice at 401 W. Wilson St. in Tarboro. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Susan Woolard at 623-8715 for more information.
The Twin Counties Literacy Council is seeking adults who need help with reading. Work one-one with personal tutor one and a half hours a week. Free of charge. Confidential, safe environment. For more information call 877-398-5576.
Literary volunteers sought to work with adult non-reader one and a half hours a week. For more information call 877-398-5578.
The Tarboro Community Outreach is in need of exercise equipment. New or gently used. Call 823-8801.
The Family Caregivers Support Group meets once a month at 2 p.m. on second Tuesday in room 260 of the County Administration Building, 201 Saint Andrew St.
A new support group has formed in Edgecombe County called SWISH (Spreading our Wings In Successful Home Schooling). Contact Renee Howell at 823-4877 or Teresa Denton at 827-5799.
This study is geared toward helping African-American women and communities in eastern NC to improve diabetes outcomes. Recruiting African-American women between the ages of 19-75, from Bertie, Edgecombe and Pitt counties. Qualified participants will be reimbursed for their time and effort. For more information and to see if you qualify call toll free, 1-855-748-4424, or 252-737-4632 or email, EMPOWER@ecu.edu.
A consortium of community organizations and individuals committed to preventing HIV/AIDS in Edgecombe and Nash counties. We are looking for African American youth between the ages of 10 and 14 and their adult caregivers to participate in a research study to help them talk more about risky sex behaviors and how to say no. For more information contact 252-823-1733 or 252-977-0765.
Searching for Decendants
The 106th Anniversary Committee of Eastern Star Baptist Church is in search of all descendants of the church founders. If you are a decendant of Dora Barlow, Lizzie Hart, Annie Joyner, Eliza Lewis, Charlotte McNair, Caroline ittman, Hattie Reeves, Victoria Sledge, Mary Whitley, Henry Hart, Redman Joyner, David Key, William Reeves or Alfred Wood, please contact the church at 252-823-5117.
Dixon new manager of volunteer services
Vidant Edgecombe Hospital is pleased to welcome Amy Dixon as the new Manager of Volunteer Services.
Originally from Edgecombe County, Dixon graduated from Hobgood Academy and moved on to Peace College and East Carolina University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Marketing in 2003. Prior to coming to Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, she served as Director of Admissions at the Fountains at the Albemarle in Tarboro for seven years.
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.
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