The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

March 15, 2013

Edgecombe Events March 15


TARBORO — MAR 15 - 16

Edgecombe County Democratic Party

The Annual County Wide Precinct Organizational Meetings will be held at the polling site of each precinct. Please check with your precinct chairperson for your meeting date and time or call 252-469-7904 for more information.

MAR 15 -  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 15- 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 15- 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 15 - 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.

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 15 - 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 16


Historic Preservation

A 1-day Intro class meets on the Tarboro campus  of ECC.  From 8am-5pm. Fee is $65. Call 823-5166, ext. 241.

Community Forum

National Week of

Prayer for the

Healing of AIDS

At 11am, Project GRACE will have a community forum at the Edgecombe County Administration Bldg. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith, UNC Chapel Hill. For more information call Project mementum, Inc. at 252-977-0765 or  Community Enrichment Organization at 252-823-1733.

MAR 17 - 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 17

Drop-In Reception

At the Bount-Bridgers House for the Hobson Pittman Exhibit. Light Refreshments. For  more information call 252-823-4159 or email at

MAR 18

Can Your Kitchen Pass The Food Safety Test?

Come find out at 10:45am.  Janice LaTour, Family & Consumer  Sciences Agent from the Cooperative Extension will be here to answer your questions. For more information call 641-4263.

March Madness


Bracket Challenge

Bracket Sheets available at the Braswell Center. Must be turned in by march 21st. Prize for the best bracket. For more information call 641-4210.



A 10-hour class meets Monday-Tuesday, March 18-19 on the Tarboro campus. Class meets 8am-1pm in fleming 167, cost is $65. Contact 823-5166,  ext. 220, or email

Democractic Woman of Edgecombe County

Will meet at 5:45pm at the Oakland House, 708 Edmondson Ave. in East Tarboro. New members are welcome!

MAR 19


Chapter #3812

Will meet at E.L. Roberson Center at 1:30pm. Bring something for TCO. New members are welcome. For more details cal 641-6884.

American Legion

Post 316

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

MAR 20

Youth Council Meeting

For ages 12-18 at the Braswell Center. At 4pm.  For more information call 641-4210.

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.

Reading’s Alive!

Book Club

Will meet in the Pender Room at the Edgecombe County Memorial Library at 10:30am.  The book “Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee” by Charles Shields will be discussed.

Medicine Drop

Sponsored by the Rocky Mt. Police Dept. from 9am - 6pm, located at 330 South Church St., Rocky Mt.  For more information call 972-1477.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.