The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

January 28, 2013

Edgecombe Events in January 28th 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 28  - 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 28

Senior Winter Bowling Tournament

At the Rocky Mt. Senior Center. Medals will be awarded. For more information call Julie Watson at 252-972-1564 or email

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.

FREE Adoption Meeting

Informational meeting for those interested in learning more about domestic and international adoption with Christian Adoption Services, Inc. International programs include such countries as the Phillipines, Korea, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, and Poland. At the Englewood Baptist Church, 1350 S. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mt., Room M100 (behind the cafe in the main bldg.).10am-noon. To register call  the CAS office at 704-847-0038 or send email  to

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.

FEB 20

Readings Alive!

Book Club will meet in the Pender Room at the Edgecombe County Memorial Library at 10:30am. The book “How To Eat A Cupcake” by Meg Donohue will be discussed. For more information call 252-823-1141.

FEB 21

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.

(DAR) Daughters of  the American Revolution

The DAR Micajah Pettaway Chapter will meet at 10:30am in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library for Coffee. The program will be “Genealogical Research” by Regent Dottie Barrett.


English as a Second Language

Classes are on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5-8pm at ECC, Tarboro campus, Bldg. B, Room 9. Register Immediately. For  more information call J. Harper at 252-823-5166, x-379 or the Adult Enrichment Center at 252-823-5166, x-229.

Winter Walking

FREE. At the M.A. Ray Recreation Center, monday-friday from 2-3:30pm. For ages 18 and older. Call 641-4215 for more information.


Will be offering an Electric Club beginning in January.  The club will  be for kids age 8 and up and wil be held after school at the cooperative Extension Office. Call 641-7827 to learn more.

Will be offering a cooking club for all budding young chefs. This is  club for kids 6 and up. After school beginning in January. Call 641-7827 for more information.

Tarboro Travelers Biking Club

Every Sunday from 5 p.m. -7 p.m. For more information call 641-4210.

FREE Dog Food

SPCA Alliance of NC has free dog food for families in need. Please send your name and phone number to SPCAANC, P.O. Box 1461, Tarboro, NC, 27886. First come, first served, deadline is August 31st.

FREE Spay-Neuter

YOU may qualify:  If you live in the city limit of Tarboro; if you are low-income and qualify for public assistance. Apply at Tarboro Public Work Office, 506 Dowd St. or call 252-641-4234.

Line Dance Class

At the Braswell Center on  thursdays from  6:30-8pm.  FREE!! Call 641-4210 for more information.


For those 55 and older at the E.L. Roberson Center every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for town residents is $16, non residents $32 monthly. For more information call 252-641-4263.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed at the Community Home Care and Hospice at 401 W. Wilson St. in Tarboro. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Susan Woolard at 623-8715 for more information.

Literacy Council

The Twin Counties Literacy Council is seeking adults who need help with reading. Work one-one with personal tutor one and a half hours a week. Free of charge. Confidential, safe environment. For more information call 877-398-5576.

Literacy Volunteers

Literary volunteers sought to work with adult non-reader one and a half hours a week. For more information call 877-398-5576.

Exercise Equipment

The Tarboro Community Outreach is in need of exercise equipment. New or gently used. Call 823-8801.

Caregivers Support

The Family Caregivers Support Group meets once a month at 2 p.m. on second Tuesday in room 260 of the County Administration Building, 201 Saint Andrew St.

Home School

A new support group has formed in Edgecombe County called SWISH (Spreading our Wings In Successful Home Schooling). Contact Renee Howell at 823-4877 or Teresa Denton at 827-5799.


   This study is geared toward helping African-American women and communities in eastern NC to improve diabetes outcomes. Recruiting African-American women between the ages of 19-75,  from Bertie, Edgecombe and Pitt counties. Qualified participants will be reimbursed for their time and effort. For more information and to see if you qualify call toll free, 1-855-748-4424, or 252-737-4632 or email,

Project GRACE

A consortium of community organizations and individuals committed to preventing HIV/AIDS in Edgecombe and Nash counties. We are looking for African American youth between the ages of 10 and 14 and their adult caregivers to participate in a research study to help them talk  more about risky sex behaviors and how to say no. For more information contact 252-823-1733 or 252-977-0765.

Searching for Decendants

The 106th Anniversary Committee of Eastern Star Baptist Church is in search of all descendants of the church founders. If you are a decendant of Dora Barlow, Lizzie Hart, Annie Joyner, Eliza Lewis, Charlotte McNair, Caroline ittman, Hattie Reeves,  Victoria Sledge, Mary Whitley, Henry Hart, Redman Joyner, David Key, William Reeves or Alfred Wood, please contact the church at 252-823-5117.

Roanoke High School

Looking for classes of 1976, 77, 78, 79 classmates. Planning a reunion. Please call 252-904-6240 or  252-813-8542 or 252-641-4115 by march j5th, 2013.

South West Edgecombe High School

1980 Class Reunion the 2nd weekend of April 12th through April 14th. For more information call 252-538-1384 or 252-544-3830 or visit Facebook under events titled “An 80’s SWE Clas Reunion”.

Edgecombe County Genealogical Society

Annonces the publication of Vol. 3 Cemetery Book: Greenwood Cemetery. $30 plus s/h. Call the Edgecome County Memorial Library and ask for Pam. 252-823-1141.

Children’s Programming

Donate to the Edgecombe County Memorial Library’s Children’s Department for our Summer Reading Program. For more information or to make a donation call 252-823-1141.