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."
TPD chief implements another community policing program
Tarboro Police Chief Damon Williams is living up to his promise to improve community policing in the community by participating in the National Child Safety Council's (NCSC) Safetypup® Program.
The NCSC program promotes the importance of staying safe and drug free, and will reach children ages 5 though 12. For starters, TPD will focus on kindergarten through third grade students. Eventually the program will be administered to all grades, Williams said.
Banning the box forum to be held tonight
“It Starts With U,” a local foundation, is hosting a public forum on the “ban the box” initiative from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today in the auditorium of the Edgecombe County Administrative Building, 201 St. Andrew St.
“Banning the box” refers to eliminating the “box” on job applications asking an applicant if they have been convicted of a crime.
NC Wesleyan to open new computer networking lab
ROCKY MOUNT — Officials of North Carolina Wesleyan College will be joined by state and local dignitaries this afternoon for the dedication of the college’s new computer networking lab.
The reception and dedication will be held from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the NCWC Braswell Administration Building, Trustees Board Room.
CRIME ROUNDUP 03-08-13
The following suspects were charged by the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Department or the Tarboro Police Department from Feb. 25 -March 5.
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