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August 07, 2017

I've been twice subpoenaed in the course of my reporting career.

Both situations came about while I was the crime reporter for a daily newspaper on the coast.

First, I was subpoenaed in a gang-related murder case. A suspect was arrested and charged with stabbing his friend 30 times. It was…


July 20, 2017

Eagle Scout candidate Nicholas Jordan Andrews completed a new Vidant Family Medicine-Pinetops walking track earlier this year that has since proved to be popular with the clinic staff, patients and families and community as a whole.

The total project involved screening and laying a 1/8 mile walking…


July 19, 2017

Edgecombe County students Jacqueline Dickens and Caley Mayo recently were recognized for completing NC Farm Bureau's Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders Program.

The program assists exceptional rising high school seniors from across the state in exploring agricultural-related college majors…


July 17, 2017

Humans have an evolutionary predisposition to fear spiders and snakes. That’s because both can kill you with one venomized bite.

But not me. I’m not afraid of arachnids or serpents. They’re natural predators of the one lowly creature in this universe of which I am frightened:…


July 08, 2017

The Edgecombe County Department of Social Services recently named Tawana White as its 2017 Distinguished Social Worker Award recipient.

Each year, the peers select a social worker that has gone above and beyond to provide services to the community. White is a person that has a natural spirit for…


July 04, 2017

Edgecombe County’s oldest resident is celebrating her 107th birthday Tuesday.

Jewel Tolson of Tarboro was born July 4, 1910. She will be celebrating her Independence Day birthday at her home at The Fountains at The Albemarle in Tarboro. The celebration will include the Fourth of July…


July 02, 2017

Damn, I miss Gregg Allman. I wish he was still around.

My love of music runs the gamut from Taylor Swift to R. Kelly to Billy Joel. And anyone who knows me knows how much I love Springsteen. But where Springsteen captures the nobility of the common man, the Allmans reach a near-spiritual level with…


June 20, 2017

The LSV 2017 Award Banquet was held June 3 at Pines Chapel Church Fellowship Hall in Pinetops.

One-hundred eighty guests witnessed the award ceremony as four scholars were presented $1,000 scholarships each. The scholarships were presented by Director Leah S. Vines assisted by Victor, Travis and…


June 16, 2017

It is with sadness that I inform you of Polly Unterzuber’s passing on Thursday, June 1. I appreciate The Tarboro Weekly for allowing me to author this last column as a tribute to Polly’s life. Her obituary may be found in today’s print edition.

I loved receiving Polly by Golly by…


June 14, 2017

Friday afternoon I was sitting in a small restaurant in Hillsborough, eating an oyster po' boy and drinking ice cold Sprite out of the bottle. The music and conversations took me back to my time in Lousiana when I worked security at a casino.

My wife and I were in Hillsborough after a doctor's…

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