The Edgecombe Community College Foundation scored a big hit on Saturday.
The 4th Annual Beach Music and BBQ Festival on April 21 drew
hundreds of beach music and cornhole fans to the Tarboro campus to enjoy great music, good food, and the ECC Foundation's inaugural Cornhole Tournament.
The event was a fundraiser for scholarships.
"Aside from the thunderstorm at the end of the day, the festival
could not have gone better," said Karen Andrus, executive director of the ECC Foundation. "We had beautiful weather, a great crowd, terrific music, delicious food, fun contests, and fantastic volunteers."
The crowd was entertained by the Embers, the Holiday Band, and
Chairmen of the Board. Bands played from noon until about 7 p.m., when a strong thunderstorm blew in, closing the festival. Steve Hardy of the Original Beach Party radio show hosted the event.
Five teams entered the shag contest, with Ricky and Katie
Davis of Tarboro judged as the winners. Last year's winners, Bill Pittman of Windsor and his granddaughter, Allison Pittman of Raleigh, placed second. Charles Dew and Mary Lou Sheppard of Tarboro finished third. Winners received trophies.
"It's been a wonderful day with good music, good food, and I've had
a good time dancing," Ricky Davis said.
Twenty-five teams participated in the ECC Foundation's first
Cornhole Tournament. First-place winners were the father/son team of Gary and Tyler Poythress of Wilson, who won $300.
"This was a very good tournament," Gary Poythress said. "We loved
it, though the wind was tough." He and his son compete in a cornhole tournament about every other weekend, he said. Cornhole board sets were won by Charles Dew, a Tarboro shag dance instructor, and Linda Harrison, program coordinator of surgical technology at ECC.
Cody Speller, a respiratory therapy student at ECC, won the 50/50
raffle and took home $533.
"We were very pleased with the turnout and the enthusiasm for the
festival, Cornhole Tournament, and other events," Andrus said. "We're already talking about plans for next year's festival!"
Barrett Flowe, of Midland, drives Pay Dirt during the 2012 Pinetops 300. He and many others will be on hand this weekend at the annual tractor and truck pull.
PINETOPS — One thing’s for certain, the first-time attendee at the Pinetops 300 truck and tractor pull will learn something in a hurry … these are not your Daddy and Grandaddy’s tractors!
Some of the best known and most successful pullers in the country will converge School Street here tonight and Saturday to vie for honors in the longest running not-for-profit tractor pull in the Southeastern United States.
- Happening in Tarboro Saturday
- Parents and educators meet on school events and initiatives
- PINETOPS 300
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The National Transportation Safety Board wants all 50 states to lower the blood alcohol content level to 0.05.
NTSB wants to lower DWI blood alcohol levels
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a bold set of targeted interventions to put the United States on course to eliminate alcohol-impaired related crashes. They have given recommendations that call for stronger laws, swifter enforcement and expanded use of technology.
- Measles cases have state health officials concerned
- NTSB wants to lower DWI blood alcohol levels
Six Tarboro Viking track stars are going to compete in the NCHSAA 2-A state championship meet Friday in Greensboro at NC A&T State University.
Six Tarboro girls to compete in track finals
Motivation is a big part of the Tarboro Viking girl's track team's success this season. They enjoy working hard during practice for their coach Rickie Dozier and get fulfillment when they compete in events. Friday will be no different for the six girls that are headed to Greensboro to compete in the NCHSAA 2-A state championship meet at North Carolina A&T State University. They will compete in three relay events and the long jump.
- BIG FISH
- Six Tarboro girls to compete in track finals
Each Friday, The Daily Southerner will recognize individuals, groups and businesses in Edgecombe County who have gone “above and beyond” in their effort to make this a better place to work, play and raise a family.
- We Salute...
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.
- Corbett/Chasse Wedding
- Obituaries Archives
ROCKY MOUNT — Mozelle Banks, 78 of Rocky Mount, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Rocky Mount with burial in Gardens of Gethsemane in Rocky Mount.
Arrangements under the direction of H.D. Pope Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.
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- CHRISTINE GORHAM
- MILTON R. HATHAWAY
- MOZELLE BANKS
Budget Friendly Deliciousness
It's nice to be able to put a good meal on the table without having to spend a fortune. Today's recipes are easy, delicious and inexpensive. But, they won't taste inexpensive. I hope that you will give them a try.
- Barbeque Bests
- Coffee isn't just a drink
- Reboot your pantry
- Budget Friendly Deliciousness
Edgecombe Events May 17
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- Edgecombe Events May 17
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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
- Stocks Elementary School celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Week