The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC


  • Hannah Wilson Pic.jpg "Alice's Restaurant"

       For over 10 years, Tarboro's own Hannah Wilson has been waiting for the perfect opportunity to collaborate with her parents (Kevin and Trish Wilson, owners of Saint Anne's Chapel) on a special theatrical production. This November, her patience will finally pay off. 

    November 9, 2011 1 Photo

  • arts bazaar pix.jpg The Great Tarboro Art Bazaar

    Every November, the Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council turns its headquarters, the historic Blount-Bridgers House into a grand art bazaar.  The draw of the “historical” house is set aside for the month.  Showtime begins November 3rd with a members-only gala preview, with the house brimming from every nook and cranny with original artworks by local and regional artists from eastern North Carolina and from around the Triangle. Letters went out early September to the arts council’s growing number of participating artists to announce this year’s annual show and sale.

    October 28, 2011 1 Photo


    The Tar River Players will stage their 20th show this fall.  That’s not a small number of productions for any troupe, but it is a particular salute to a community of our size.  To support such an artistic endeavor for six continuous seasons and nineteen shows is quite an accomplishment.

    September 16, 2011 1 Photo

  • School-Movies-Blurb2.jpg 25 memorable high school movies Brighten up the end of your summer with a few great high school flicks. Grab your popcorn and check out this slideshow of the 25 best movies about the glory days.

    August 25, 2011 1 Photo

  • ellis cullifer and mustang B&W.jpg Car Show next week

    If the truth be told, the Edgecombe County Veterans Museum will try about anything to raise money toward the renovation of the Colonial Theater.
    That's why the museum's board of directors agreed to sponsor a car show next Saturday, Aug. 20 hosted by the Heaven-Bound Custom Car Club and the Resurrection Riders motorcycle group, both of Tarboro.
    The show will be in the town parking lot next to the Colonial Theater.

    August 12, 2011 1 Photo

  • 'A book for true mature Christians'

    On the Amazon website, one of the reviews of "Will You Sparkle in the Light: An End of the Age Crash Course in the Supernatural and Spiritual Things of God" ($22.95 paperback) states: "It is a perfect book for the times in which we live."
    Author Linda L. Evans hopes so.
    "I'm not a writer," she said.
    Most folks will remember Evans, 61, sold advertising in Rocky Mount for The Daily Southerner in 2003-06. After being out of work for more than two years, she is back selling ads, this time for the Washington Daily News in the town she has lived for the last nine years.

    August 5, 2011

  • Library will become Jazz club

    Debra "Coco" Rouzier is coming back to Tarboro next month and will perform at Edgecombe County Memorial Library in a fund-raising event for the Friends of the Library.
    The concert will be 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 in the library, which will transformed into a jazz club. There will be a wine and cheese reception beginning at 6:30 p.m.
    Tickets, $10 for singles and $15 for couples, and go on sale next week at the library at 909 Main St. There will be a limited number of tickets.

    July 29, 2011

  • Area Events

    Music: Country Music Showcase "Hallelujah Jubilee"
    Music: An evening of cello and poetry with Daniel Sperry
    Art: Selected works from the Hobson Pittman Collection
    Walking tours
    Summer Art Camps sponsored by the Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council:


    July 22, 2011

  • Area Events

    Djembe Drum Lessons
    Music: Country Music Showcase "Hallelujah Jubilee"

    Music: An evening of cello and poetry with Daniel Sperry
    Art: Selected works from the Hobson Pittman Collection
    Summer Art Camps sponsored by the Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council:
    Art: etchings of Louis Orr

    July 15, 2011

  • southbound express.jpg Old-Fashioned market day next Saturday

    Edgecombe Arts will join 37 museums and historic sites of the state Department of Cultural Resources in presenting a varied mix of events in the second year of the department’s popular “2nd Saturdays” summer program.
    Dates for Tarboro’s participation are July 9 and Aug.13, with an old-fashioned “Market Day” theme.  

    July 1, 2011 1 Photo

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