The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

March 3, 2013

Edgecombe Events March 4


TARBORO — MAR 4 -  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 4 - 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 4 - 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 4 - 9

National Week of  

Prayer for the

Healing of


We are asking the community to: Have special Prayers during the week for AIDS Survivors and their families and Wear a red shirt, top or ribbon on Sunday during your church services and during the week at Bible Study, Prayer Meetings, etc. Sponsored by Project GRACE, Project Mementum, Inc. (252-977-0765), and Community Enrichment Organization (252-823-1733).

MAR 4 - 5

Dracula Auditions

The Tar River Players will be having auditions for Dracula at 7pm in the McEntyre Auditorium at ECC-Tarboro campus.


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


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


Beginning Spanish

A 5-week class starts on the Tarboro campus of ECC. Class meets Mon & Wed 6-8:30pm. Cost is $65. Call 823-5166, ext. 164.


Down East Senior


Hosted by the E.L. Roberson Center at 10:30am. This event will provide information on the games, demonstratins and practice time, pass out an application and encourage new participants to be a part of  the 2013 games.  Early Bird Registration is $10 by March 15th. Final registration deadline is $11 by April 1st. For more information call 641-4263.

Precinct Meeting

For precnict 1-4  at  6pm at Martin Middle School. Roy Gray Chairman.

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.



Garden Club

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


8-Week Classes

Accelerated classes in Math,  English, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Logistics, Historic Preservation, Geography, Business, Early Childhood Education, PE, and Sociology begins at ECC. More than 70 online and on-campus courses offered. Register today. Call 823-5166.


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.

Jewelry Sale

Come out and experience the FRENZY at the Masquerade Jewelry Sale where all jewelry and accessories are ONLY $5!! Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. Open from 7am-6pm in the Vidant Edgecombe Hosptial Classroom.

Democratic Party

Precinct 1-2

Precinct 1-2 (those who vote at the Church of God) of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party will meet at 7pm at the Church of God, 412 Shirley St. The agenda will include the election of precinct officers and other business as needed. For more information call  Bob Byrd at 252-823-7208.

MAR 7-8


Global Ed


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.



Jewelry Sale

Come out and experience the FRENZY at the Masquerade Jewelry Sale where all jewelry and accessories are ONLY $5!! Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. Open from 7am-3pm in the Vidant Edgecombe Hosptial Classroom.


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.



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.


Decorative Arts

A 2-day Historic Preservation class on Decorative Arts meets Sat-Sun. 9th and 10th from 8am-5pm. Fee is $65. Call 823-5166, ext. 241.

MAR 9 -10



Roof Repair

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

MAR 12


The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 12:30pm at Gardner’s BBQ Restaurant, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd.,  Rocky Mt.,  Suprise Speaker. Contact Barbara  Holden at 823-2404 for more information.

MAR 13

Stroke Screening


FREE stroke screenings and valuable health information from 9:30am-1:30pm. Screenings will detect stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and lifestyle. To reserve your spot call Nikki Wooten at 252-641-7525.

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 1-2pm at the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital.  To register call 1-800-472-8500.

MAR 14

Bosom Buddies

Breast Cancer Support Group will meet  at 7pm in the library at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital. Please call 823-8277, 823-5546,  or 823-2525 for more information.

Wine, Design

& Create!

Theme is Paint Like The Master, Hobson Pittman. $45/Non-Members, $35/Members. 5:30-7:30pm.   All art supplies and refreshments are included in price along with step by step instruction. Contact us at Edgecombe Arts for more information at 252-823-4159 or

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


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 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.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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!! 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.