Jennis and Geraldine Clark recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on July 21st, 1956 in Dillon, SC. They were honored with a dinner at Dixie Queen, in Winterville, NC by their children on July 21st and a reception at their home in Tarboro, NC on July 23rd with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Their children are Toby Clark of Tarboro; Brenda Waters and husband Jimmy of Rocky Mount, Rita Barber and husband L.M. of Winterville and Darlene Bradley of Kings Mills, Ohio. Grandchildren are Sherry House and husband Lee of Greenville, Stefanie and Sharon Bradley of Ohio and James and Stacey Waters of Rocky Mount. Great grandchildren are Brandon, Michael and Emily House of Greenville and Austin Bradley of Ohio.
Beware of thieves and fraud while shopping
Holiday season is arriving and everyone is shopping. And so are the criminals who lurk on unsuspecting shoppers. As you look for the latest gadgets and try to find deals at stores, the thieves are looking for their best deals as well.
Old Sparta race winners
The Old Sparta Historical Preservation Society had a toy boat race on Oct. 20 on the Tar River at Old Sparta. Pictured winners are Travis Savage (second place), Ricky Edwards (third place) and Dirk Lumbard (first place). The race raised money for the preservation of a historic church building in Old Sparta. (Courtesy photo)
Ruth Cherry inducted into Hall of Fame
Ruth Cherry of Edgecombe County was inducted into the North Carolina Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Hall of Fame during the Extension and Community Association (ECA) centennial celebration Oct. 27 at North Carolina State University’s Jane S. McKimmon Center in Raleigh.
Event Center hosts holiday gift show
The Edgecombe Event Center at 1800 Western Blvd. will host a holiday extravaganza – “Stuff Your Stocking Gift Show” – Saturday and Sunday. The show will be open to shoppers from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Hobgood Players bring “A Carolina Christmas” to Tarboro
The Martin Middle School auditorium was the location of “A Carolina Christmas” Saturday evening, but the show transported audience members to a family home on Christmas Eve.
Last Saturday for Art Bazaar
Saturday marks the last weekend opportunity for holiday shoppers to visit the Great Tarboro Art Bazaar at the Blount-Bridgers House. The bazaar officially ends on Nov. 29.
Class discussion, reality lead to W. Edgecombe food drive
It’s no secret that food is fuel for young minds. Toshia Manning, seventh-grade teacher at West Edgecombe Middle School, recalled this fact when she noticed a student was worried about his family going hungry. Manning jumped into action.
ECC instructor presents at national conference
An Edgecombe Community College (ECC) instructor spoke at a recent national conference on adult literacy. Varnell Kinnin, instructor of Basic Skills, presented during the U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy in Washington, D.C., held Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
Paul A. Hackmann, CEO of Skill Creations, Inc. and Skill Creations of Tarboro was awarded the Steve Jordan Lighthouse Award at the North Carolina Providers Council Annual Conference in Greensboro on Oct. 10.
Genealogical Society honored for publications
The Edgecombe County Genealogical Society has been honored with two North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) 2013 awards for two of its publications.
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