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July 27, 2012

NCWRC schedules September Outdoors-Woman program events

TARBORO — The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will offer two special outdoor skills sessions for women in September through its Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program. (BOW) Registration is open to women ages 18 and older, on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a fee to cover costs of materials and accommodations. Partial scholarships are available.

On Sept. 8-9, an overnight outdoors skills session will be held at Fort Hamby

campground on W. Kerr Scott Lake, located in the Yadkin River Valley, near North Wilkesboro.

In the mountains, this two-day workshop will help participants master skills and gain confidence in archery, basic fishing, tracking and wildlife identification. Saturday lunch and Sunday continental breakfast will be provided. Participants should bring their own tent and sleeping gear. Fort Hamby campground has grills and potable water, and restaurants are nearby. A $50 fee covers overnight camping, instruction, session materials and two meals.

On Sept. 15, another outdoors skills session will be held at Lake Townsend, a

Greensboro Parks & Recreation area. This one-day workshop will help women master skills and gain confidence in archery, aquatic wildlife identification, basic fishing, and motorboat skills. Snacks and water will be furnished. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Cost is $25 per attendee, with all equipment provided.

BOW annually provides safe, expert instruction in a variety of outdoor skills, including fishing, hunter safety, target shooting, archery, canoeing, motorboat safety, outdoor cooking, tracking and map-and-compass.

This is an excellent program to get the ladies involved in North Carolina outdoors activities in a

variety of locations across the state. For more information on these upcoming events around our state, gift certificates, and scholarship opportunities, contact BB Gillen at (919) 218-3638, or online at bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org.

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It’s always nice to hear from local folks that have relocated, changed fishing gears a little, and continued their passion for the sport of fishing. Fishing is always a good

common dominator that keeps people connected wherever they may be. Tom Hoard is a 1969 Tarboro High School graduate, currently residing in Wilmington. Tom is an avid fisherman that normally targets the inland variety of scaly critters in and around Wilmington’s many fine, productive waterways.

On a recent offshore trip with his neighbor, Jared Cyr, aboard his boat, “Pescavorious,” Tom helped catch a dozen nice dolphin (the fish, not “Flipper” the porpoise). They also enjoyed the thrill of a sailfish hook-up for about 30-seconds, until said fish decided he didn’t want to play the game by their rules. All this action took place offshore of Frying Pan Tower.

Tom said they got a little “beat up” on the boat ride back in, and he was quickly reminded why he doesn’t do more offshore fishing.

Tom Hoard is one of our regular Tight Lines readers and contributors. Thanks for the input, and please continue to keep us in the loop.

Care to share? Tight Lines appreciates your success stories and “fishy” snaps. Keep’em coming to CarolinaAngler@Gmail.com.

See you on the water, my friend!

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  • Tom Hoard.jpg NCWRC schedules September Outdoors-Woman program events

    The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will offer two special outdoor skills sessions for women in September through its Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program. (BOW) Registration is open to women ages 18 and older, on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a fee to cover costs of materials and accommodations. Partial scholarships are available.

    July 27, 2012 1 Photo

  • Sound.jpg ‘Sound of Music’ opens tonight in Keihin

    The Tar Rivers Players final production of the season, The Sound of Music, opens tonight at 8 in Keihin Auditorium. In all, the 27-member cast will present a total of six performances in the directorial debut of James Guy.
    Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 22-23 and June 29-30, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 and July 1.

    June 22, 2012 1 Photo

  • 6.9 Kickin Grass.jpg Kickin Grass coming to Saint Anne’s Saturday

    The Kickin Grass Band, a Raleigh-based bluegrass group, will play at Saint Anne’s Chapel on Saturday, June 9.
    Ten years in the making, the Kickin Grass Band has made its mark on the roots music scene with strong voices and original songs that reflect the depth and breadth of the human experience.

    June 8, 2012 1 Photo

  • CountryMusic-DunnpicC.jpg Country Music Showcase and Variety Show

    Cassie Dunn of Macclesfield, will be performing during the pre-show and the regular show at the Country Music Showcase and Variety Show at the Paul A. Johnson Auditorium, at Johnson Community College in Smithfield Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16.

    June 8, 2012 1 Photo

  • Tar River Children’s Choir celebrates 20 years tonight

    Who would believe a children's choir from our Rocky Mount area would give concerts in such places as the Washington DC’s National Cathedral, NYC's Riverside Church, Phildelphia's Church of the Holy Trinity, Charleston's Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and Williamburg's Bruton Parish and that they would sing with symphony orchestras and symphonic band?

    May 18, 2012

  • benjones.jpeg Tarboro native ‘Cooter’ in Selma tonight

    Tarboro native Ben Jones, better known as either “Cooter” from the television series “Dukes of Hazard” or as a former two-term representative in Congress from Georgia’s 4th District, will join Nathan Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys tonight at 7 at the Rudy Theatre in Selma.

    May 4, 2012 1 Photo

  • NC Boys Choir.jpg NC Boys Choir coming to Tarboro May 11

    The North Carolina Boys Choir, one of the relatively few existing boys choirs in the country, will perform in Clark Hall at Calvary Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is free.

    May 4, 2012 1 Photo

  • CHemingway-Wanchese-Commuter-9x12.jpg Former Tarboro resident to be featured at Greenville gallery

    Chip Hemingway grew up in Tarboro.
    It is, he says, the place where his father, Dr. George C. Hemingway, shared his love of the outdoors with him and where so many of his values were established.
    “It was a great place to grow up,” he said, noting that his father and mother, Lynn, have only been gone for about two months after relocating to Wilmington.

    April 27, 2012 2 Photos

  • ‘Our Town’ opens in McIntyre tonight

    “Our Town,” a heartfelt and humorous story that compels the audience to stop and enjoy the simple things in life, will be presented both this weekend and next by the Tar River Players (TRP).

    April 27, 2012

  • ECC drama class sets shows tonight, Saturday

    Edgecombe Community College’s (ECC) drama classes will perform two plays geared to engage, entice and entertain the entire community tonight and Saturday morning.
    In honor of one of the most famous Elizabethan playwrights, William Shakespeare, the ECC Acting II class will perform in “An Evening with the Bard: Scenes from Four Great Plays.”

    April 20, 2012

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