The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

March 20, 2013

Edgecombe Events March 21


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.  

MAR 21 - 28

Easter Coloring


Come to the Braswell Center and get your coloring sheet. The winner will be announced on the 28th. For ages 6-8, 9-11, 12-14.  A prize for each age group. For more information call 641-4210.

MAR 21 -  31

Open Enrollment

North East Carolina Prep School, a free public charter school, has open enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year. Call 252-641-0464 for more information.

MAR 21- 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.

MAR 21- 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.

MAR 21

North East Carolina

Prep School

Will host an information session for parents of potential students from 5-8pm at the Pinetops Branch  of Edgecombe Memorial Library. Tuition-free public charter school that will serve Kindergarten-grade9  for the 2013-14 school year. For more information call 252-641-0464 or visit

MAR 21 - APR 6

ECU Undergraduate


School of Art & Design will be on view in the Welington B. Gray Gallery. Outstanding works from over 600 undergraduate students. Awards ceremony will be March 7th at 5pm in the Speight Auditorium of the Jenkins Fine Arts Bldg. on ECU Campus in Greenville. For more information contact Tom Braswell, Interim Gallery Director at 252-328-6336.

MAR 21 - APR 11

Keep America


Will host the 2013 Liter Art Show at the Imperial Centre’s Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Students’ artwork will be on display with the theme “Make Trash to Treasure Papermaking Art.”

MAR 21

“Ban The Box”

It starts with “U”  Foundation, a non-profit re-entry/transition organization based in Tarboro will be hosting a Roundable meeting at the Edgecombe County Center Auditorium, 201 St. Andrew St., Tarboro, from 6:30-8:30pm. For more information call 252-641-1832.

Happy Senior Citizens Club

Will be sponsoring Gift Bingo  from 7-9pm at the E.L. Roberson Center.


Micajah Pettaway Chapter

Will meet in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library for Coffee. The program will be on “Scams and Fraud” by Rose White-Hearn.

Edgecombe County Geneological Society

Meeting at 10am at Pinetops Library. Speaker Vine Cobbs. Light refreshments.

Nash County JCPC

The Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 21st at 9:00 am at the East Carolina Ag & Education Center in Rocky Mount. The public is invited to attend.

MAR 22

Jr.  & Sr. High

All Star Basketball


Two games starting at 6pm at the Braswell Center. Braswell’s Team B will play the Town of Tarboro Employees then at 7pm Braswell’s Team A will paly the Old Heads of the Past. $2 admission. for more information call 641-4210.

All Star Game

After Party

There will be a dance with DJ Billy Bronco. Dance Contest with a prize for the winner.  From 9pm till midnight. Ages 13 to 18 (still in school). Cost $5. Tarboro Police Dept. will be on duty.  For more information call 641-4210.


Job Fair

9am-noon on Tarboro campus. About 25 local employers will attend. In the Mobley Atrium, Fleming Bldg., ECC faculty and staff will be available to critique resumes.

Blood Drive

At the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital from 10am-2:30pm. By Donating Blood you will automatically be entered to win a $1000 gift card.

MAR 23


Intro Blacksmithing

A 1-day Intro to Blacksmithing class meets on the Tarboro campus. Class meets from 8am-5pm, and is limited to 8 students. Fee is $65. Call 823-5166, ext.  241.

Carry Concealed Class

One day class taught by licensed police officer. Class is from 8am-5pm and by pre-registration only. Limited number of spaces. this class teaches laws and safe use of handguns. For more information or to register, please call 252-908-1171 or send a messge to Deadline is March 11th


Notary Class

An evening class meets March 26 and March 28th on the Rocky Mt. campus from 6-9:30pm. Fee is $65. Call 823-5166, ext. 357.

Master Gardners

Will be hosting a Spring Bulb Sale and planting demonstration at Ace Hardware at 10am.

North East Carolina

Prep School

Will host an informatin/application session from 1-4pm at the Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount. For more information call the charter school at 252-641-0464 or visit www.

MAR 24

Skeet Shoot

NWTF Tar River Chapter Jakes Takes Aim Skeet Shoot at Rose Hll Farms in Nashville. Hotdog lunch provided. For more information and to register Contact Jim Vickers at 252-813-4253 or email at Must register by March 15th.

Open House

Sponsored by All You Knead Wellness & Healing Energy For All, from 2-5pm, at the brick house on the corner of Hwy. 64 Alt. & Hart’s Chapel Rd. approximately 6.5 miles west of Tarboro. Free food, music, and product samples while they last. We will have drawings for free massages & other prizes. Music provided by U-Star Multi-Mike  Karake.

MAR 25

Edgecombe County

Republican Party

Precinct Meeing

& Convention

At the Edgecombe County Administrative Bldg., at 6:30pm. Keynote speaker, Justice Mark Martin of the NC Supreme Court. For more information call 252-437-2323 or 252-452-5376.

MAR 26

Basket Weavers


Meets at the Battleboro Community Center at 7pm. New and experienced weavers are welcome. Call Susan Legaj at 252-442-5659 for more information.


Forestry Banquet

At the East Carolina Ag. & Educ. Center, 1175 Kingsboro  Rd., Rocky Mt., Meal at 6:30pm, Program at 7:15pm. R.S.V.P. at 641-7815 or

MAR 27

Youth Rap Session

For ages 12-18 at the Braswell Center for young adults to voice their opinions, issues or whatever is on their minds. For more information call 641-4210.


Real Estate Class

A one-day appraiser class on Fraud Laws and the Appraiser meets on the Rocky Mt. campus from 9:30am-5:30pm. Fee is $65. Call 823-5166, ext. 357.

Golden Kiwanis

Will hold its regular  meeting at 9:30am in the meeting room of E.L. Roberson Center. The speaker will be Karen Lachapelle, Director of the Edgecombe County Health Dept.

MAR 28

Weight Loss Surgery


Join Dr. Raghid Bitar for a great information session all about weight loss surgery and let him answer any questions you may have. From 5:30-6:30pm at the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital.  To register call 1-800-472-8500.

Easter Egg Hunt

At the Braswell Center at 5pm. For more information call 641-4210.

26th Annual Hunting

Heritage Banquet

Hosted by the Tar River Chapter of the National Wild turkey Federation at Nash Community College. Tickets will  be available at the door and can be purchased in advance from Jim Vickers, call 252-813-4253.

Friends of

the Library

Will sponsor a presentation by mrs. Monica Fleming about her new book, “Legendary Locals of Edgecombe and Nash Counties”, at 7pm in the Pender Room. Refreshments will be served.


Book Signing

Monika Fleming, author of the new book “Legendary Locals of Edgecombe and Nash Counties,” will sign copies at the Edgecombe County Memorial Library. She will speak briefly on the book at 7pm, prior to the signing. Call 823-5166, ext. 241.

MAR 29


The Edgecombe County Landfill will be closed in observance of Good Friday. All recycling centers will be open.  

MAR 31

Recycling Centers

All Centers will be closed in observance of Easter.


Relay For Life

Captains meeting at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 3204 Western Blvd. at 6:30pm. This is the Deadline for team registration and for ads, sponsors and luminaries to be in the event program.



Tire Manufacturing

A 4-week Intro to Tire manufacturing class begins on the Rocky Mt. campus. A day class meets 9am-noon, Tues-Thurs. An evening class meets 6-9m Tues.-Thurs. Fee is $150. To register, contact or 823-5166, ext. 121.



Real Estate

A one-day appraiser class on Principles and Techniques for Market Adjustment meets on the Rocky Mt.  campus from 9:30am - 5:30pm. Fee is $65. Call 823-5166, ext. 357.


Mesh Wreath Class

A 6-week calss begins on the Tarboro campus from 6-8pm on Wednesdays in Fleming 173. cost is $35. Contact 823-5166,  ext. 220 or


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.


Intro to Piano

An evening class begins on the Tarboro campus from 6-8pm, Thursdays through May 30th in Keihin Auditorium. Fee is $30. Contact 823-5166, ext. 220, or email


Paws in the Park

At Sunset Park in Rocky Mt. at 11am. Pet Parade, largest dog, smallest dog, best dressed, dog with best tricks and other contests for prizes. Veterinarians will be providing health tips, microchips, and rabies shots for a smal fee. All pets must be on a 6ft leash and owners of pets must show proof of rabies shots and vaccinations. For vendor applications or more information call  972-1151 or email

Ebonette Club

Will  meet  at  2pm at the home of  Dazzerine Pitt.

APR 7 - 13

Paint The County


Relay teams will  be selling purple bows throughout the county for $5 each. Help us PAINT THE COUNTY PURPLE with bows everywhere!



Keyboarding Class

A 6-week Keyboarding/Simple Computer class beings on the Tarboro campus from 10am-noon on Mon/Wed, in the Fleming 262. Cost is $65. Contact 823-5166, ext. 220 or


Keyboarding Class

A 6-week Keyboarding/Simple Computer class beings on the Tarboro campus from 1-3pm, Mon/Wed, in Room 249. Cost is $65. Contact 823-5166, ext. 357 or




Open House

the Advanced manufacturing Program at ECC is sponsoring an Open House from 1-7pm in the Havens Bldg. on the Tarboro campus. Contact Dr. Randi Dikeman at 823-5166, ext. 249,  or

APR 10


Real Estate Class

A 1-day class on NCREC Mandatory Update meets on the Rocky Mt. campus from 8am-noon. Cost is $50.  Contact 823-5166, ext. 357, or


Real Estate Class

A 1-day  class meets on Broker in charge on the Rocky Mt. campus from 1-5pm. Cost is $50. Call 823-5166, ext. 357, or

APR 13

Vender Showcase


Hosted by the ECC Relay For Life Team from 9am-3pm on the Tarboro campus. Hot dogs, hamburgers, fish, funnel  cakes, candy apples, popcorn, etc. Shopping, music, face painting, balloon artist, games and bouncers.  For booth rental information call 252-544-0120. All booth rental fees will be donated to Relay for Life.

Southern Gospel


Featuring the Happy Travelers Bluegrass Group from Rocky Mt. Hosted by  the Relay for Life Team of Mildred Missionary Baptist Church. Concert begins at 6pm. FREE admission  with a love offering for Edgecombe County Relay For Life.  Refreshments will be served following the concert. 139 Ellis Rd. just off 64 -Alt between Tarboro and Conetoe. For more information contact John Jackson at 252-883-3482.

APR 18

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.

APR 20

“Bluebird Fly In”

Deadline to sign up for the 2013 Annual Meeting held May 4th at The Summit Center at Haw River State Park in the Northern Piedmont Triad Region. For more information contact David Hindlsey 823-0737.






Is under way and classes begin May 22nd  and August 22nd. Call 823-5166,  ext. 255.

Youth Baseball &


Register now with Tarboro Parks & Recreation  Dept.  or call 641-4277.

Seeking Adults who

need help with

Basic Reading

Work one-to-one with your personal tutor 1 1/2 hours a week-FREE of charge. Confidential. Register now. Starts in March. Contact Twin Counties Literacy Council at 442-1511 or Ms. Howard at 823-1141.

Annual Photo Drive

At Conetoe Volunteer Fire and EMS. For more information call the Fire Chief, Allen Denney, at 252-450-9575.

South West Edgecombe High School Reunion

1980 Class Reunion  April 12 - April 14. For more information call 252-538-1384 or 252-544-3830 or visit Facebook under events titled “An 80’s SWE Class Reunion”.

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.

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 15th, 2013.


Fund Drive

Sharp Point Volunteer Fire Department is starting its Annual Photo Fund Drive.

Tarboro Travelers

Biking Club

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


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.



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!! Must be 18 years or older. Call 641-4210 for more information.

Advanced Line Dane

Held each Tuesday at 1:30pm at the E.L.  Roberson Center. This is a group teaching another, practicing and coming togther for fun. For more information call 641-4263.


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.

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.



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.