The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

January 23, 2013

Edgecombe Events in January 23rd paper


TARBORO — Edgecombe Events should be submitted by noon the day before publication. Items eligible include notices of local meetings and activities of non-profit organizations, clubs, schools and civic groups in the community. Information should be brief and typewritten, neatly printed or via e-mail. Questions? 823-3106 or e-mail: Leave  a daytime contact phone number.  

JAN 23  - JAN 31

Low-Income Engergy Assistance

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) gives families a one-time vendor payment to help pay their heating bills. Applications will be taken for disabled persons receiving a service through the Division of Aging and Adult Services or for households with a member age 60 and older. For application sites in

Rocky Mt. call 985-5053, for Tarboro sites call 641-7637.

JAN 23

Golden Kiwanis

Meeting at 9:45am. Speaker will be Reg Holden, Retired U.S. Air Force Veteran. Part 2.

JAN 24

Online Spanish


A 7-week online course on Workplace Spanish for Firefighters and EMS begins.  Cost $120. Call Edgecombe Community College at 823-5166, ext. 164.

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

At the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Administrative Conference Room from  1-2pm. Dr. Raghid Bitar will answer all the questions you have had about the procedure. Call 1-800-472-8500 to register.

Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR)

Will meet at 10:30am in the Braswell Memorial Library’s Wiley Room. Paul Blount, Road Scholar Ambassador, will speak on “Continuing Education for Senior Citizens.”

Ready Community Voices

This is the last day to register for a 10 week  Information Session to learn more about being a leader in your community.  Sponsored through the Down East Partnership for children. From 6-7:30pm starting Jan. 30th. A light dinner and childcare will be provided. For more information contact Viola Barnes-Gray or James Bellamy at 985-4300.

Edgecombe & Nash

Juvenile Crime Prevention

Councils will meet at 9am at the East Carolina Ag & Education Center on Kingsboro Rd., Rocky Mt. The public is invited to attend.

JAN 26

Relay For Life

Purple Bow Class

At First Baptist Church from 9-11am in the Fellowship Hall. We need people to cut ribbon and team members to learn to tie bows. Please send one team member per class to help. Call Brenda Ward (452-7747) for more information.

George Henry White Day Program

At 11am at the Edgecombe County Administrative Bldg., 201St. Andrew St., Tarboro. Viewing of documentary video “George Henry White’s American Phoenix”. A panel of 5 historians will share insights of White’s role in history. Sponsored by the Phoenix Historical Society,  Inc. in partnership with the Benjamin & Edith Spaulding Descendents Foundation, Inc.

JAN 29

New to Medicare

Do you have questions? The E.L. Roberson Center there  will be a free informational session from 5:30-7:30pm. Call 641-4263 to register.

Intro to Auto Body


An 8-week Introductoin to a Career:  Auto Body class on the Tarbro campus of ECC, Tuesdays 6-9pm in the Auto Body Shop. Cost is $65. To pre-register call 823-5166, ext. 220.

JAN 29 - APR 16

Income Tax Services

Will be offered at the E.L. Roberson Center again this year. Bring all income documentations for 2012, drivers license and social security card. Tax preparaton services will be held each Tuesday from 9am-1pm.

JAN 31

Online Spanish


A 15-week online course on Workplace Spanish for Healthcare Workers. Cost is $175. Call Edgecombe Communtiy College at 823-5166, ext. 164.

The League of Woman Voters

Will meet at 11am at Braswell Memorial Public Library, Wiley Rm., Rocky Mt. For further information call 252-937-4494.



Take Your Child To The Library Day

“Flow Circus”. Join us for a performance that will leave you laughing for days. From 10-11am at the Edgecombe Memorial Library. Paul Miller will perform juggling, magic, and comedy. For more information call 252-823-1141 and ask for Carol Hayes.


Relay For Life

Captains meeting at ECC room 152 at 6:30pm. For all team captains and new teams. For more information Contact Susan New at 252-813-2170.

Faith-Based Community Educational Forum for Nash & Edgecombe Counties

Sponsored by The Down East Partnership for Children. Networking to deepen and strengthen Faith Community Engagement. FREE. Dinner provided. You must register by Jan. 31st. Call James Bellamy at 985-4300, ext. 235.



Edgecombe Garden Club

Will meet at noon at the Fountains at the Albemarle. Georgia Mixon, Past District 12 Director, Flower Judge, and Rocky Mount Garden Club member, will speak.


Happy Senior Citizens Club

Will be sponsoring Gift Bingo on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-9pm at the E.L. Roberson Center.


Relay For Life

Pancake Breakfast

Hwy 55 Restaurant in Tarboro. Formerly Andy’s. 7-10am. Tickets $5, includes 3 large pancakes, bacon and sausage and a beverage of your choice. Walk-ins welcome. Eat in or Take out. Proceeds Support Survivor Events.

FEB 12


National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at 12:30pm at Gardner’s BBQ Restaurant, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mt. Guest Speaker will be pilot Charles Mullen with Airlift Hope, formerly Angel Flight. For more information call Barbara Holden at 252-823-2404.

FEB 12 - APR 16

10 Week Weight Loss Program

At Braswell Memorial Library, Rocky Mt., Every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30pm. Men and Woman welcome. Your must register to participate.  Call Amber Perry at 252-459-1240 or the Library at 252-442-1951, ext. 243.

FEB 14

Bosom Buddies

Breast Cancer Support Group will  meet at 7pm in the libary at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital. Please call 252-823-8277, 252-823-5546,  or 252-823-2525 for more information.

FEB 15  - FEB 18

Great Backyard Bird Count

Simply record number and name of birds seen in one hour or in one day and report them. Go to for instructions. More reports DESPERATELY needed from our area for Audubon, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Bird Studies Canada. Encouraged by Edgecombe Garden Club.

FEB 16

My Sister’s House Gala

Honoring Cynthia “Cymp” Joyner. At Birchwood Country Club from 6pm-until. Dinner and Live Music by “Monkeyfoot”. For more information and auction items listed call 252-462-0366. Tickets $30. My

FEB 19

Tire Manufacturing


Bridgestone is hiring! A 4-week Intro to Tire Manufacturing class begins on the Rocky Mt. campus of ECC. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for employment consideration at Bridgestone in Wilson, NC. A day class meets 9am-noon, Tues-Thurs. An evening class meets 6-9pm. Tues-Thurs. Fee is $150. To register, contact or 823-5166, ext. 121.