The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

February 6, 2013

Edgecombe Events in February 6th 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 6 - 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.


Edgecombe Garden Club

Will meet at noon at the Fountains at the Albemarle. Georgia Mixon, Past District 12 Director, Flower Judge, and Rocky Mount Garden Club member, will speak.


Intro Spanish

A 6-week Introduction  to Spanish calss beings at the E.L. Roberson Center in Tarboro. Class meets Wed & Thurs 1-3pm. Sponsored by ECC. Fee is $65. Call 823-5166,  ext. 164.


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.

“How Your Community’s Natural Assets Could Be Your Business Opportunity”

NC Cooperative Extension and NC REAL are putting on a business seminar about starting your own business in Edgecombe County from 5:30-8:30pm at the Edgecombe County Administrative Bldg., 201 St. Andrew St., Tarboro. Please pre-register by calling Jamilla Hawkins at 252-641-7821.


Kindergarten & Preschool Registration

At G.W. Bulluck and G.W. Carver Elementary Schools, for the 2012-2013 school year from 9am-noon.

Relay For Life

Pancake Breakfast

Hwy 55 Restaurant in Tarboro. Formerly Andy’s. 7-10am. Tickets $5, includes 3 large pancakes, bacon and sausage and a beverage of your choice. Walk-ins welcome. Eat in or Take out. Proceeds Support Survivor Events.

FREE Adoption Meeting

Informational meeting for those interested in learning more about domestic and international adoption with Christian Adoption Services, Inc. International programs include such countries as the Phillipines, Korea, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, and Poland. At the Englewood Baptist Church, 1350 S. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mt., Room M100 (behind the cafe in the main bldg.).10am-noon. To register call  the CAS office at 704-847-0038 or send email  to

Dinner, Show and Dance

The Snow Hill Lion’s Club presents “A Trip Down Memory Lane”, for Valentine’s Day, fetauring Milton Bullock, “The Golden Platter” and former member of the 1960’s and 70’s singing group, THE PLATTERS. Also, featured will be Mary Tate, “Bubblin’ Brown Sugar”, singing variety of MOTOWN recording artist’s hits of yesterday. At the Greene Community Center, 814 W. Harper St., Snow Hill, NC. Doors open at 5:30pm. $20 per ticket. Proceeds will go to the Lion’s Club Community Projects and Outreach for the Blind. Call Mary Rose Vaughan 252-747-3805, David McClung 252-559-3085, Glen Gray 252-566-9147.



A 1-day Intro to Genealogy calss meets on the Tarboro campus of ECC. Class meets 8am-5pm. Fee is $65. Optional text “Unpuzzling Your Past” is $30. Call 823-5166, ext. 241.

FEB 11



Class will be held Feb. 11-June 28 on the Rocky Mt. campus of ECC. Class meets 6-9pm Tues-Wed-Thurs. Cost is $183.50. For more details or to register contact or 823-5166, ext. 322.

FEB 12


National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at 12:30pm at Gardner’s BBQ Restaurant, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mt. Guest Speaker will be pilot Charles Mullen with Airlift Hope, formerly Angel Flight. For more information call Barbara Holden at 252-823-2404.

FEB 12 - 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.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner

the Racers Swim Team Anual Spaghetti Dinner at the Harrison Family YMCA, Eat In or Take Out from 4:30-7pm, $7 per plate. Tickets are available at the front desk and in the aquatic office. For more information contact the YMCA at 972-9622.

Edgecombe-Nash Retired School Personnel

Will  met at 10:30am in the Braswell Memorial Library’s Warner Room.

FEB 13

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

Learn all the details about weight loss surgery and how it can change your life, from Dr. Raghid Bitar. From 1-2pm at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Classroom. To register call 1-800-472-8500.

Road Trip to ECU Pirates

Sponsored by the Braswell Center. Ages 10-18 (still in school) may go. Seats are limited so first come first serve. For more information call 641-4210.

FEB 14

Bosom Buddies

Breast Cancer Support Group will  meet at 7pm in the libary at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital. Please call 252-823-8277, 252-823-5546,  or 252-823-2525 for more information.

Dialysis Support Group

At  the Oakland House (Old Elks Club), 708 Edmondson Ave., Tarboro. 6pm.  For more information call 252-823-4483.

Be My Valentine

The Braswell Center will have Cupid flying around giving out sweet kisses and hugs. For more information call 641-4210.

FEB 15  - 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 16

My Sister’s House Gala

Honoring Cynthia “Cymp” Joyner. At Birchwood Country Club from 6pm-until. Dinner and Live Music by “Monkeyfoot”. For more information and auction items listed call 252-462-0366. Tickets $30. My

Kindergarten & Preschool Registration

For the 2012-2013 School Year at Coker-Wimberly, Princeville and Stocks Elementary Schools from 9am-noon.

“An Evening Out”

Sponsored by Wilson County HIV/AIDS Task Force. There will be a play called, “Let’s Talk About Sex”; performance from a local poet & a local rapper;  sharing of stories by those living with HIV; FREE TESTING, and so much more. At Reid Street Community Center, 901 N. Reid St., Wilson. 6pm. For more information contact Dr. Glenda Knight at 252-538-1384 or Ms. Gloria Carter at 252-786-2528.


Decorative Arts

A 2-day Historic Preservation class meets Sat-Sun. on the Tarboro campus of ECC. Class meets 8am-5pm. Fee is $65. Call 823-5166,  ext. 241.

Black History Month Program

Historian David Cecelski will speak on his new book, The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Salves’ Civl War,at 11am, at Edgecombe County Administrative Bldg. Auditorium, 201 St. Andrew St., Tarboro. Sponsored by the Phoenix Historical Society.

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.

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.

FEB 20

Readings Alive!

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

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.

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!

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.


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

1980 Class Reunion the 2nd weekend of April 12th through April 14th. 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.

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.