The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC


  • Sheriff-Knight-Mugshot.jpg Lots of memories, but the bike sticks out

    Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight has a lot of memorable Christmases, but remembers when he was 10 years old and woke up Christmas morning and discovered Santa Claus had brought him a new bicycle.

    December 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • Christmas memories from the classroom

    Memory from a first-grade teacher at G.W. Bulluck Elementary School:

    December 23, 2013

  • solstice-desember.jpg First day of winter will be more like spring

    The first day of winter arrives at 12:11 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Edgecombe County. According to forecasters, it will feel anything but wintry.

    December 20, 2013 1 Photo

  • Be safe over most-traveled holiday

    CHARLOTTE —  A record number of North Carolinians — 2,826,500 — will travel 50 miles or more for the Christmas/New Year's holiday, according to AAA Carolinas.

    December 20, 2013

  • Christmas tree care just takes some effort

    It’s that time of year again for fruitcake and eggnog, stockings and bows, and the gathering of loved ones around that beloved evergreen, the Christmas tree.

    December 18, 2013

  • Hunters-for-the-Hungry.jpg Hunters donate venison to community organizations

    A few more people in Edgecombe County will have meat at their dinner table this holiday season, thanks to a “North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry” program.

    December 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • Holiday_Pops_12-10_cropped.jpg Holiday Pops coming to Tarboro

    “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose...”
    The sound of audience members singing along to the North Carolina Symphony’s rendition of that popular Christmas song will reverberate through Edgecombe Community College’s Keihin Auditorium in an 8 p.m. Wednesday concert.

    December 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • Sheriff-Knight-Mug.jpg 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.

    December 6, 2013 1 Photo

  • Old-Sparta-picture.jpg 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)

    December 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • RuthCherryFCSinduction.jpg 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.

    December 4, 2013 1 Photo

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