TARBORO — Hillshire Brands and Keihin Carolina System Technology have each given $1,000 to the Edgecombe Community College Foundation to support the 5th Annual Beach Music and BBQ Festival on Saturday, June 1. The companies are Silver Sponsors of the festival. In the Hillshire Brands photo, Joseph L. “Hawk” Purington presents a check to Karen Andrus, executive director of the ECC Foundation. Behind them are Hillshire employees (l-r) Andrica Brown, Lenora Wooten, Lavern DeLoatch, and Shelby Jackson. Shown in the Keihin photo are (l-r) Connie Hunt, human resources manager; David Catt, plant manager; Karen Andrus; and Tsuyoshi Terashima, vice president. The Beach Music and BBQ Festival will feature the Band of Oz, the Embers, and the Carolina Breakers. Call 823-5166, ext. 212, for more information.
Carol J. Hatchel Poetry Prize
Edgecombe County writers have an opportunity to participate in a poetry and short fiction contest in memory of Carol J. Hatchel.
Arts Council to host Easter Eggstravaganza
Easter egg hunts are perhaps one of the most popular Easter traditions.
Nursing facilities celebrate volunteers during Appreciation Week
National Volunteer Appreciation Week was celebrated April 6-12, and members of the Long Term Care Community Advisory Committee were celebrated by all three skilled nursing facilities in Tarboro.
THS students capture Science Olympiad
Mia Carlyle and Ley Futrell, students from Tarboro High School (THS), competed at the Regional Science Olympiad in Kinston – bringing home first-place medals in entomology.
SWEHS student vies for state ACT honor
Lecora Lee, a junior at SouthWest Edgecombe High School, is one of 24 students in North Carolina to be chosen to compete for the College and Student Readiness Award.
Abrams’ art to hang in Raleigh
Kayla Abrams, a 12th-grade student at SouthWest Edgecombe High School, has received the honor of having her artwork permanently displayed at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) building in Raleigh.
Martin Millennium Academy parents, students meet new principal for the first time
More than 100 parents, students and family members arrived at Martin Middle School’s auditorium on April 8 to attend the first meeting since Erin Swanson was named principal of Martin Millennium Academy (MMA).
Martin Middle builds ‘Bridge’ to help mentor male students
Adult role models at C.B. Martin Middle School have begun implementing mentoring opportunities for younger male students at the school.
‘Good training’ credited for bringing 2012 suspects to justice
Two Rocky Mount men were sentenced to at least 17 years in prison by a jury in Edgecombe County Superior Court Thursday for severely beaten and robbing a man in August 2012.
Tarboro native added to impressive list
The Power of the Purse speakers have ranged from Wonder Woman to English Royalty, and Women for Women is thrilled to add Tarboro native Frances Schultz to this impressive list.
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