At least two once-a-year occurrences s will happen on Sunday.
First, at 2 a.m., time will “fall” back as we return to standard time.
Then, some 12 hours later, registration will get under way for what may be Tarboro’s first heart walk not held in conjunction with Rocky Mount.
The first annual Tarboro Heart and Stroke Walk is being organized by Vidant Edgecombe Hospital and the Edgecombe County Health Department in conjunction with the American Heart Association.
“We’re excited about being able to join together and hold the walk,” explained Erin Grimsley, Vidant Edgecombe’s Director of Marketing, Business Development and Gifts. “It’s always been big in Rocky Mount, but by holding our own walk, our folks don’t have to go to Rocky Mount.”
This is not the first time in recent months that the hospital and health department have joined forces and, as both Grimsley and Derrick Haskins, health promotion coordinator for the health department noted, it won’t be the last.
The walk itself will be held at 3 p.m. on the Town Common with registration and the turning in of money from early registrants taking place at 2 p.m.
Haskins said there will be a one-mile and a three-mile walk and the event is scheduled to allow participants to finish before dark, as there will be less daylight after the time change.
“There will be a number of activities and heart health education for all ages, including food, drinks and music,” Grimsley offered.
Both Grimsley and Haskins said they hoped for a large turnout and that the walk could meet its first-year goal of $3,000.
“We want to be able to keep it going in the future,” Grimsley said.
The walk will help raise money for the fight against heart disease and stroke — the No. 1 and No. 3 killers in the country.
Heart disease and stroke play a major role in the health of Eastern North Carolina.
In 2010, there were 1,026 persons who died from heart disease and another 239 died from stroke in the region. In North Carolina, cardiovascular diseases are the sixth-leading cause of death in children under age 15.
Statistics released in May by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps ranked Edgecombe County 96th out of the state’s 100 counties in regards to the overall health of the community.
At that time, health department education supervisor Meredith Capps said, “We’re definitely not doing so well. We definitely need to turn this around.”
After a dreary week preceding the walk, Sunday’s weather is expected to be sunny with a high of 59. Winds are expected to be from the north at about 6 mph.
More information may be found at the Tarboro Heart Walk website, www.tarboroheartwalk.org. In addition, a Facebook event has been created for the walk.
At least two once-a-year occurrences s will happen on Sunday.
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The Tarboro Parks and Recreation Department and Edgecombe County Girls Softball League will be having tryouts for 14-under girls fast-pitch softball Wednesday, May 29 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Farmington Park in Rocky Mount. The is located at 319 Wellington Dr. There will also be a tryout Thursday, May 30 at Indian Lake Sports Complex on field 1 in Tarboro from 6 - 7:30 p.m. There is a $10 fee for Tarboro residents and a $35 fee for non-residents. For more information call the sports complex at 641-4202, Kathy Webb 252-813-4697 or Jamie Lindsey 252-883-0883 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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It was 13 years Sunday that a drought was broken in Big Spring, Texas, After that, we ate Mexican for dinner with a gathering of family and friends.
The next day, a Saturday, Stephanie and I joined one another in marriage under a beautiful little gazebo by Comanche Trail Lake, fed by the historic spring from which the community draws its name.
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Brittney Joyce Corbett and Kenneth Robert Chasse, Jr. were united in marriage on April 6th, 2013, at 5:30pm at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount. The Rev. Carrol Bradbury officiated the ceremony.
The Rehearsal Dinner was hosted by Shirley and Donald Foreman, Grandparents of the Groom and also Elisha and Kenneth Chasse, Parents of the Groom, at Pizza Inn in Rocky Mount.
The Bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Durwood Corbett of Macclesfield, NC. The Groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Robert Leonel Chasse, Sr. of Pinetops, NC.
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CURTIS LEE DAVIS
PRINCEVILLE — Curtis Lee Davis, 60, died Sunday, May 19, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church (2225 N.C. Hwy 97 East) with burial in the Morning Family Cemetery.
Arrangements under direction of Dickens Funeral Service.
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Edgecombe Events May 24
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Hostess Barbara Getzug described her specially designed flower arrangement of mock orange, snowball, purple columbine, and many varieties of roses. President Pauline, Hostesses Gloria Wall and Louise Fleming did the table arrangements. They contained wiegelia, azalea, ivy, mock orange, and ligustrum.
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