• TARBORO OPTIMIST CLUB, for their continued efforts to to recognize law enforcement officials through their 40th ANNUAL RESPECT FOR LAW AND FIRST RESPONDER BANQUET.
Recognized at the banquet were retired deputies Lt. Lorenzo Whitehead and Cpl. Kevin Cannon of the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Department while Ret. Chief William "Billy Whitaker, Lt. Willam Anderson and Lt. Lyman Tyson were honored for the Tarboro Fire Department.
• Tarboro native KELVIN BRYANT, on being inducted into the NORTH CAROLINA SPORTS HALL OF FAME and for placing his Tarboro High School jersey in the museum in hopes that it would cause museum visitors to want to learn about his hometown and to inspire youngsters.
• Tarboro native MARTIN “GLENN” SASSER on being inducted into the WILMINGTON SPORTS HALL OF FAME.
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Each Friday, The Daily Southerner will recognize individuals, groups and businesses in Edgecombe County who have gone “above and beyond” in their effort to make this a better place to work, play and raise a family.