NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti will present at NC Wesleyan College
Rocky Mount — North Carolina Poet Laureate, Joseph Bathanti will headline the popular Visiting Writers’ Series at North Carolina Wesleyan College. On Wednesday, February 27 the award winning poet, novelist and professor will present and read from his works at 7 pm in the Carleton Board Room of the Dunn Center on the Rocky Mount campus. The public event is free and includes a book signing and sale, as well as light refreshments.
North Edgecombe High School Honor Roll 1st Semester
North Edgecombe High School Honor Roll for the 1st Semester.
Tar River Players present ‘The Trip to Bountiful’
The Tar River Players’ upcoming production, “The Trip to Bountiful,” is reminiscent of a 1950’s sitcom, but the Players’ dramatic performance might evoke more tears than chuckles from the audience.
Woman's Club awards scholarship to Glass
The Tarboro Woman’s Club recently presented DeJshia Glass, with a check for $1,000 as the winner of the Sallie Southall-Cotten Scholarship Award. DeJshia attends Tarboro High School, is in the AF-ROTC program as Flight Commander for the Aerospace Science 1 class, and also as Color Guard Commander. She has been awarded the highest national award the Air Force Association offers. She wishes to attend pre-med at UNC-Chapel Hill or Duke University and plans to enter the US Air Force after graduation to study to become a pediatrician.
Black history month program
“Educating and Motivating” was the theme of Edgecombe Early College High School’s black history month program held Thursday in the Keihin Auditorium on the Edgecombe Community College Campus in Tarboro. The program was written and directed by AVID educator Jacquie Jeffers. The student-oriented event was created to bring an awareness of the importance of the African American culture that has impacted all cultures from the past to the present.
Leland wins fitness competition at state pageant
GREENSBORO — Tarboro’s Janie Leland, the 2012 Distinguished Young Woman of Edgecombe County, was a winner in the fitness competition during the 2013 Distinguished Young Woman of North Carolina scholarship pageant completed Saturday night in Greensboro.
Moore wins Rotary Against Drugs competition
Shakeal Moore, Edgecombe Early College High School student, won first place in the Rotary Club of Tarboro’s Rotary Against Drugs Contest. The win was Moore’s 21st in an oratorical contest.
Farmers Manage Deer, turning problems into profits
Farmers Manage Deer, a two-year program that was kicked off last month, aims to help farmers reduce often-uninsurable crop loss caused by deer. For two weeks during the fall 2013 deer hunting season, the North Carolina Wildlife Federation will lease land from row crop farmers and recruit sportsmen. Hunters will harvest deer according to a property-specific plan with excess venison donated to charity. N.C. Hunters for the Hungry will process donated deer at NCDA&CS certified facilities. “One deer can provide an average of 160 meals,” said Guy Gardner, manager of the Farmers Manage Deer program.
Golden Living: Practice heart health
Every February on Valentine’s Day, we are reminded to show the special people in our lives how much they mean to us. In the midst of flowers, chocolates, and showing our loved ones how much we care, there is yet another reason in February to celebrate — American Heart Month. This heart-healthy event gives us an opportunity to raise awareness of cardiac health and heart disease, and serves as a reminder for us to ask ourselves, “How healthy is my heart?”
Hobgood Jr. Betas win state poster competition
HOBGOOD — Hobgood Academy's Junior Beta Club won first place out of more than 50 banners entered at the 75th Annual North Carolina Beta Club Convention in Greensboro Feb. 4-5.
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