The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

February 21, 2013

Edgecombe Events in February 21st 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.  

FEB 21 - MAR 1

Funds Available

Intervention and Prevention funds are available to serve at-risk youth in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Applications accepted through March 1st. Local public agencies, 501 (c) (3) non-profits & local housing authorities interested in applying may call 641-7827,  904-2065 or 827-5058.

FEB 21 - MAR 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.

FEB 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.

FEB 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.

FEB 21

South Edgecombe Summer Recreation Baseball Program

At the South Edgecombe Middle School Gym from 6-8pm. Call April Barry at 252-813-3218.

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.


Reading Music Class

A 6-week Introduction to Reading Music class begins on the Tarboro campus of ECC.  Class meets Thursdays 6-8pm.  Cost is $30. Call 823-5166, ext. 293.

Gun Buyback

From 9am-6pm at the Rocky Mount Police Dept. Remove guns from your home and get cash for each gun submitted. For more information, visit

Edgecombe & Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention

Meeting at 9am at the East Carolina Ag. & Education Center in Rocky Mount. The public is invited to attend.

FEB 23


Southern Architecture

A 2-day Historic Preservation course on Southern Architecture meets Sat-Sun on the Tarboro campus of ECC. Class meets 8am-5pm. Fee is $65. Optional text “North Carolina Architecture” is $28. Call 823-5166, ext. 241.

FREE Tutor Training

The Twin Counties Literacy Council will be conducting a free training workshop at Braswell Memorial Library.  For more information call Bertha Haynes at 442-1511 or 1-877-398-5576.

FEB 23


For Rocky Mount/Nash Special Olympics from 10am-noon and on Sunday, Feb. 24th from 2-4pm, at the Rocky Mount Bowling Lanes. All gifts are tax deductible with 100% of all donations benefiting the local program. For more information contact John Battle at 252-972-1155 or email

FEB 26

Basket Weavers Guild

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

Women’s Heart Truth Social

With Guest Speaker Eliz Greene, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a non-alcoholic “Red Dress Tini! Also enjoy a Wear Red Fashion Show and meet heart specialist Dr. Noel Peterson. Make sure you wear RED. Registration is required and space is limited so call 1-800-472-8500 or visit today!



A new Mammography program for certified radiographers will be held today through July 25th on the Rocky Mt. campus of ECC. Class meets Tues & Thurs 6-9pm; plus training at clinical sites Mon-Thurs in July. For more details or to register, contact or 823-5166, ext. 322.


NC Poet Laureate

The public is invited to hear NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti read from his works on the Tarboro Campus of ECC, at 7 pm. The FREE event will be held in the Keihin Auditorium in th e Fleming Bldg. There will be reception and book signing afterward. For details call 823-5166, ext.  347.

FEB 27

Visiting Writers’ Series

At NC Wesleyan College at 7pm. NC Poet Laureate, Joseph Bathanti will headline. For more information call 252-985-5141.

FEB 28

Award Winning Poet

North Carolina’s seventh poet laureate, Joseph Bathanti will give a presentation from 6-7:30pm in the Warner Room of the Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount. Call 442-1951, ext. 243 for more information.

150th Anniversary of the Emanicpation Proclamation

To commemorate the anniversary, Earl L. Ijames,  Curator at the North Carolina Museum of History, will speak at Edgecombe County Memorial Library at 7pm. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and open to the public.

Fast-Pitch Softball

T-Ball Registration

Forms are due back to the Braswell Center or the Roberson Center today. Contact Chuch Mears 252-567-6332, Thomas Perkins  252-641-4202, Warren Mitchell 252-641-4277, Kathy Webb 252-813-4697, or Kim Whitehurst 252-813-4306.


Brunswick Stew Sale

The Mildred Missionary Baptist Church and Bosom Buddies Relay For Life tams will be having a  brunswick stew sale beginning  at  11am  in front of the Tarboro Piggly Wiggly. cost is $6.50 per quart. Delivery available. Proceeds benefit the Edgecombe County Relay For Life. To place an order or for more info. contact John Jackson at 883-3482 or Jane Harper at 823-8277.


Youth and Adult Swim Classes

Starting in the month of March for all skill levels. Offered by The Harrison Family YMCA. For more information call 972-9622.



Can Sustainable be Mainstream?

Regional Summit

Presented by The Upper Coastal Plain Council of Government and The North Carolina Sierra Club Medoc Group. Solar-Wind-Water-Soil-Waste-Construction-Communities-Schools-Agriculture-Manufacturing-The Future? Vendor opportunities available. At Rocky Mount High School,  1400 Bethlehem  Rd., Rocky Mt., from 8am-5pm.Call 252-985-1804 to register.

FREE Tutor Training

The Twin Counties Literacy Council will be conducting a free training workshop at Braswell Memorial Library.  For more information call Bertha Haynes at 442-1511 or 1-877-398-5576.

Distinguished Young Women

Of Edgecombe County will be staged at 7pm in Keihin Auditorium at ECC. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased for $15 from any of the contestants or from All About Flowers and Brewers Jewelry. Reserved seating is also on sale for $25. These seats can be purchased from Brewer’s Jewelry or buy calling. Kathy Kelly at 252-903-3498.

Pancake Breakfast

Advocates for Edgecombe County Animals are having a pancake breakfast at Highway 55 (formerly Andy’s) from 7-10am. Eat in or Take out. You can get tickets in advance. Call 908-1171 or email Proceeds will help pay veterinarian expenses for Edgecombe County shelter animals.


Lifeguard Training

Offered by The Harrison Family YMCA. Strong swimming skills are required. For more information call 972-9622.


Flag Raising

There will be a Flag Raising Ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial on the Town Commons at 11am. The Veteran being honored is Albert Flowers, US Air Force.

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.

Lorine Williams

Senior Citizens Chorus

Will meet at 1:30pm at the E.L. Roberson Center. All members please be present.

MAR 5-7

South Edgecombe Summer Recreation Baseball Program

At South Edgecombe Middle School Gym from 6-8pm. Call April Barry at 252-813-3218.


Edgecombe Garden Club

Will meet at noon at the Fountains of the Albemarle. Art Bradley, Edgecombe County Extension Agent, will speak on “Clary Sage.”


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.

MAR 7-8


Global Ed Symposium

Is on the Rocky Mt. campus of ECCf. Sessions begin at 1pm on the 7th and 8am on the 8th in the auditorium. Keynote address at 2:30pm on the 7th by neil Bolick, associate director of World View in Chapel Hill; reception following. Activities are free and open to the public. For details call823-5166, ext. 347.



2013 Rabies Vaccination Clinics

State Law requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets 4 months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies and wear proper collar and rabies tag. Only $6, Today from 8am-noon, at the Albemarle Animal Hospital, 1211 Albemarle Ave., Tarboro. 823-1177.


Concealed Handgun Carry

A 1-day class meets on the Rocky Mt. campus of ECC from 8am-5pm. Shooting proficiency will be held in Nashville. cost is $75. Contact 823-5166, ext. 220, or

Ebonette Club of Tarboro

Will meet at 5pm at the home of Barbara Vick.

MAR 9 -10

ECC Historic Roof Repair

A 1-weekend course meets on the Tarboro campus of ECC from 8am-5pm.  Fee is $65. Call 823-5166, ext. 241.


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.

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.

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.

Photo 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.

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.

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.