“We appreciate every minute that you serve this county and this town.”
That’s what Jimmie Hughes, immediate past chairman of the Tarboro Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce, told recipients of Distinguished Service Awards at Thursday’s chamber meeting and awards presentation in Keihin Auditorium.
Awards in four categories: Emergency Medical Service, Firefighter and Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and Young Educator of the Year. A total of 18 people were nominated for the awards.
Chad Eason of the Edgecombe County Rescue Squad, the only nominee, was named Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Personnel of the Year.
“Chad works as a paramedic and was the interim chief of the department from July 2012 to November 2012. During that time he was able to successfully expand this department and start operations in the West Edgecombe area,” wrote Chief Allen Dennie, president of the Edgecombe County Fire/ Rescue Association, in his nomination of Eason. “He was been a great and vital part to the department and this county.”
Lynn Adcock was named firefighter of the year.
“We have been very, very fortunate to have this gentleman,” said Butch Beach, director of Edgecombe County Emergency Services, who presented the EMS and firefighter awards.
Adcock joined the West Edgecombe Volunteer Fire Department in March 2005 and has previously served in the Lewis Community, Heartsease and Sharpsburg volunteer fire departments, as a lieutenant, captain, and assistant chief.
Finalists for the award were Chris Andrews of the Conetoe Volunteer Fire Department and Stan Smith of the South Edgecombe Volunteer Fire Department.
Cpl. Michael Trevathan, a member of the Tarboro Police Department, won the award for law enforcement . Trevathan is a canine handler and has been with the department for nine years.
“I feel very privileged and honored,” said Trevathan after receiving his award. He mentioned that all of the law enforcement officer nominees are “great guys” worthy of the award.
“All of them deserve it,” Trevathan said.
Sheriff James Knight echoed Trevathan’s thoughts.
“They greatly deserve it,” he said.
Finalists in that category were Jason Dawes of the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and Bryan Corey, also of the sheriff’s office.
The Young Educator of the Year award went to Sarah Cavanaugh, a fourth-grade teacher at Coker-Wimberly Elementary School.
“She constantly talks to her students about making positive choices in their life,” said retired educator Susan Hughes, of Cavanaugh. She also said Cavanaugh has “very positive relationships” with her students, colleagues and community members and regularly contacts parents to share positive feedback about their children’s education.
Finalists for the award were Rachel Newbern, of South Edgecombe Middle School and Brook Sykes, from West Edgecombe Middle School .
Award recipients and finalists all received engraved awards, while nominees received certificates.
During the business meeting, chamber chairman Keith Jordan discussed the vision for the Chamber, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary.
“Our basic mission is to promote the business community and to promote the prosperity of all the citizens of the population of the county,” Jordan said. He discussed the Chamber’s role as a driving force to “improve the quality of life” of citizens, reduce the high unemployment rate and number of people living at the poverty level.
Jordan also recognized incoming board members – Jon Anderson of BB&T, Donna Dew of Century 21, Connie Hunt of Keihin Carolina System Technology and Joyce Turner of the Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council.
Jimmie Hughes recognized outgoing board members – Charles Ainsley of Ainsley Construction, Marlou Coker of Providence Bank, and Brandon Manseur of Doug Henry Ford.
“We appreciate every minute that you serve this county and this town.”
Nathan Sherrod (left) and his twin brother Melvin, of Tarboro, enjoy a carnival ride Saturday afternoon at the Happening on the Common. Abrams Rentals provided the rides.
HAPPENING ON THE COMMON
Tarboro’s Town Common was clearly the center of activity in town Saturday, with cars lining the streets surrounding the common, music that could be heard from blocks away, and a sea of people navigating their way through the vendors’ tables under a canopy of trees. The occasion was the 43rd Annual Happening on the Common.
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Two suspects arrested on 36 charges; third issued citation
After executing a search warrant Thursday on a residence at 500 W. Johnston St. in Tarboro, police officers arrested two suspects for possessing a small amount of marijuana and issued a third suspect a citation for possessing a glass pipe to smoke the drugs.
After the marijuana was found, officers notified two of the three suspects that they also had additional warrants on them from the department's "Spring Fling" drug campaign where they had sold marijuana to undercover officers.
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Tony Everett, of Wake Forest, backs his Chevrolet truck named DoeRunner up as he prepares to pull in the four wheel drive event Friday night.
PINETOPS – With the threat of rain during the weekend, it put a little damper on the Pinetops 300 Tractor and Truck Pull attendance. Friday night there was a large crowd in attendance, but not the amount it has been the last several years. There was 500 less people in attendance Friday then there was a year ago, but it didn't stop the pullers from slinging mud everywhere. The fans in one section even had a chance to see what it looked like when a belt breaks on a fine tuned machine. During the Mini Modified run, Thomas Coleman, of Stoneville, had a belt break on his KB 526 Pure Hell ride and the belt slung into the crowd. No one was injured.
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My 13 years have been lucky
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.
- My 13 years have been lucky
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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Dixon new manager of volunteer services
Vidant Edgecombe Hospital is pleased to welcome Amy Dixon as the new Manager of Volunteer Services.
Originally from Edgecombe County, Dixon graduated from Hobgood Academy and moved on to Peace College and East Carolina University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Marketing in 2003. Prior to coming to Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, she served as Director of Admissions at the Fountains at the Albemarle in Tarboro for seven years.
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