Neighbors help one another after Sunday’s storms
Despite the fact a number of Edgecombe County residents had their lives turned upside down during Sunday afternoon’s storm, the weather brought out the best in many.
Across the county, neighbors helped neighbors pick up the pieces. Where there was no damage, they checked to make sure their neighbors were safe and secure.
Out along Temperance Hall Road, where the damage seemed to be most severe in Edgecombe County, folks were helping one another pick up limbs and pieces of shingle and set blown over picnic tables upright once again.
Apologies for our role in storm
Apologies to all of you, for we at The Daily Southerner had a hand in things going awry, weather-wise, on Sunday.
You see, because we had managed to get a decent bit of leg work completed for the edition you know hold in your hands, we began talking Thursday about the possibility of not spending the bulk of Sunday night at 504 W. Wilson.
Remembering the ‘Greatest Generation’
Tuesday is the 68th anniversary of D-Day, which was the beginning of the end for Adolph Hitler and his German army.
I remember the 1962 movie, “The Longest Day,” which was the story of the operation. To this day, I try to watch it whenever it is aired after seeing it for the very first time at The Saenger Theatre in Hattiesburg, Miss. as a 12-year-old.
Happening a special event
My first Happening on the Common was one to remember, perhaps in part because it included a wide variety of music, arts and crafts and food.
And while you wouldn’t be able to tell by looking if someone liked either music or arts and crafts, there is no such uncertainty when it comes to food.
My favorite of the day was from the Hispanic Youth Group from Tarboro’s First Baptist Church. Their tamales were, as the Campbell Soup Kids used to say, “umm, umm. good!”
Did you ever lose your vehicle?
Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a parking lot, knowing in yiour heart that you remembered where you parked but faced with the realization that you didn’t?
I think many of us have been down that path, sheepishly realizing that the reason your automatic door opener isn’t working is because it’s not your vehicle.
Then, sheepishly, we walk away and begin our wandering and wondering as we try to find our wheels.
Who looks after our parks?
To the Editor:
There are so many wonderful aspects of living in a small town like Tarboro; we have opportunities to participate in improvement programs in gardening, home restoration courses, weight loss, summer recreation, wholesome weekend events, some of which are free, and many more that meet the interests of our residents, such as the upcoming free concert on our Town Common by the North Carolina Symphony. There’s a “Trap, Neuter, Return” organization to keep the feline population in-check. Check out the calendar page of the Daily Southerner and you will be informed of opportunities for all ages.
Thanks from United Way
To the Editor:
A remarkable group of more than 175 citizens came together recently to celebrate a major accomplishment for the communities in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. The joy was palpable at the Champions’ Luncheon as the United Way Tar River Region affirmed that the ambitious goal of raising more than $1.26 million has been reached! There was a collective sigh of relief in knowing that funds will be available to continue support for the growing number of needs in our local neighborhoods.
Economic growth a must
I give credit to Rich Karlgaard, a regular contributor to Forbes magazine, for many of the statistics I use in this column.
As we all know our economy is extremely sluggish to put it mildly. It’s just growing at somewhere between 1 percent and 2 percent and at this rate the economy can only get worse. In comparison, our economy has grown, on average, at a rate of 3.3 percent since the end of World War II. And even during this time frame we had two big recessions.
Rest of week just gets busier here in Tarboro
Just the other day, as the community was making final preparations for Relay for Life, we heard someone complaining about how there is “never anything to do around here.”
We beg to differ.
And we continue to walk ...
As a cancer survivor — and on behalf of other cancer survivors — thank you to everyone who has taken even the most minute role in the Relay for Life effort.
That effort continues this week when the Rocky Hock Opry rolls into town for a couple of Saturday performances at Edgecombe Community College.
Please, continue your support.
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