The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

February 18, 2013

Edgecombe Events in February 18th paper


ROCKY MOUNT — 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 18 - 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 18 - 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 18 - 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 18 - 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 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 18


Nurse Aide I

A class begins today and ends May 14th on the Rocky Mount campus of ECC. Class meets Mon-Tues, thurs-Fri, 8am-12:30pm  Off Easter week. Tuition is$183.50. For more detials or to register, contact or 823-5166, ext. 322.

Edgecombe County Democratic Women

Will meet  at 5:45pm at 204 Pescud Street, Tarboro. Call Dee Long at 823-8971 for more information.


Online Spanish

A 7-week online course on Workplace Spanish for Law Enforcement begins. Cost $120. Call ECC at 823-5166, ext. 164.


Beginning Spanish

A 5-week Beginning Spanish class starts on the Tarboro campus of ECC. Class meets Thursdays 6-8pm. Cost is $30. Call 823-5166, ext.  164.

Focus Group Meeting

The Town of Tarboro and Recreation Department invites all interested citizens to attend a focus group meeting at 6pm at the M.A. Ray Center, 1405 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The meeting purpose is to engage attendees in conversations and brainstorming to increase awareness and participation of recreational programs at the Ray Center and Clark Park. Refreshments will be served.

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.


Chapter #3812

Will  meet at the E.L. Roberson Center at 1:30pm. Bring a donation for TCO. New members are welcome. For more information call 641-6884.

American Legion

Post 316

Will hold its monthly meeting at  6:30pm at the Pinetops Lion’s Club Bldg.

Relay For Life

First Baptist Team - Soup and Sandwich Luncheon from 11:30am-1:30pm. 605  Main St., $5


Real Estate Class

Begins today and ends May 9th, on the Rocky Mt. campus of ECC. Class meets Tues & Thurs 6-9:30pm. No classes Easter week. Tuition is $175. Call 823-5166, ext. 357.


Black History Celebration

The public is invited to celebrate Black history Month at ECC from  12-2pm, in the auditorium on the Rocky Mt. campus. For more details call 823-5166, ext.  229 or 291.

FEB 19 - 21

South Edgecombe Summer Recreation Baseball Program

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

FEB 20

Readings Alive!

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

Literacy Volunteers

Deadline for registration to Volunteer to Tutor and Adult Non-Reader 1 1/2 hours per week. The 12 hour tutor training workship will be held on Feb. 23rd and March 2nd. For more information call Twin Counties Literacy Council at 442-1511 or Ms. Howard at 823-1141.

Golden Kiwanis Club of Tarboro

Will hold its regular meeting at 9:30am in the meeting room of E.L. Roberson Center. The speaker for this meting will be R. Keith Todd from Winston Salem. His topic will be surveillance and security technology.

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.


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

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.


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.


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.

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

MAR 9-10


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.