The five inches of snow dumped in Edgecombe County made for lots of work and lots of play for its citizens on Wednesday.
Bob Bonifazi spent a portion of the morning clearing his driveway in the Tarboro Historic District. Bonifazi isn't used to snowy conditions.
"We moved up north from Florida because we like historic homes," he said. "I haven't seen anything like this in 30 years."
It was all work for Town of Tarboro employee Rick Norville, also. Norville and his crew cleaned the sidewalk at the town hall. Norville said this snow cleanup will be his last. He is scheduled to retire next month.
If the hill at the old Hilma Golf Course was a way of suggesting which action (play or work) dominated the day, then play would have won. More than 100 people graced Tarboro's favorite snow destination around 11 a.m. Wednesday. The hill was just as popular for sledding as the golf course itself during its heyday.
Josh Carroll and his wife, April, took their children Alana, 6 and Zachery 9, sledding.
"I used to come here as a kid; now I'm bringing my children," Carroll said. "This is somewhere we go every time it snows.
"I could have gone to work, but I didn't want to drive 35 miles per hour all the way to Kinston. Plus, this is a good time to spend with my family."
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