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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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