Editor and Publisher
John H. Walker
Well, two-thirds of the Walker household have now experienced Tarboro and the best way to put it is in the way we described it to one another while eating Sunday dinner at Cotton’s.
Simply put, it feels like home.
Stephanie flew in Thursday night and we spent much of the day riding around town on Friday.
OK. So we sandwiched the riding around between breakfast at Addie’s and dinner at Classic Diner.
Instead of eating supper out, we decided to let the weather blow through and calm down a bit before we got up on Saturday to take a look at houses.
But there was business to take care of first and we got that handled with pancakes and sausage with the Kiwanis over at the high school.
I’ll go ahead and apologize, for there are a bunch of folks I’ve met in the month I’ve been here and I’d have to admit that I wouldn’t pass the ID test right now!
But after that, we spent the rest of the morning going in and out of houses with Mary Ann Cumpata as we tried to find the right combination of what we wanted and what we could afford.
Gosh ... that sounds like everyone else, doesn’t it?
I had pretty simple needs — a yard to work in and a place to set up my model railroads.
I had two other things to look for — a fenced yard for Bridget, our 4 1/2 year old Lab mix and whatever Stephanie wanted.
In the end, we think we found a combination of those things, including a nice, quiet neighborhood where we can walk Bridget and enjoy life n our new home town.
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The tweaking of your newspaper continues and, as I told you in column one, I’ll try to keep you updated on what we are doing.
Today, you’ll notice Rudolph Knight’s column on this page.
It is my belief that columns — whether feature or otherwise — belong on the opinion page.
As a result, future columns submitted to the newspaper will be published here.
Also, as a matter of record, I try to read all local copy that goes into the newspaper — regardless of the writer.
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I am aware of some items that have been sent to the newspaper and have yet to run. We are working to address that problem.
Please. If you haven’t seen your item within a week, give us a call and let us know where you sent it. We’ve discovered some “dead” email accounts where items are sent, but no one sees them as they are unattended accounts.
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We’re also working to give you more in TARBORO magazine and EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA WOMAN. We welcome your suggestions and contributions, because we want you to feel ownership and we want them to be the best they can be.
The March issue of TARBORO will be on agriculture and will be on th streets in a couple of weeks.
Thank you for your support.
(John H. Walker is editor and publisher of The Daily Southerner.)