Announcements: Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church Spring Revival

Spring Revival at Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church, 718 E. Church St, Tarboro, NC, Rev. Kelly Andrews, Pastor:

Tues. May 23 – Thurs May 25 with the Rev. Dr. Ricky Banks, pastor of St Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, Elizabeth City, NC & 1st Vice President of the General Baptist State Convention.

Devotions at 6:30 pm, service begins at 7:00 pm nightly.

Different choirs: Tues- Born Again Ministry Church Choir, Wed – St Stephens MB Church Choir, Thurs- Conetoe Chapel Baptist Church Choir.

Happenings In Princeville NC March 11th – 19th

Greetings to All:

Princeville, NC, will host an exhibit featuring the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation from February 17th, 2015 through March 21st, 2015.

The Town has planned a series of events and lectures in conjunction with the exhibit.

PRINCEVILLE, NC – The Princeville Museum will host a special exhibit created by the North Carolina Museum of History to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. The museum has planned a series of lectures and special events in conjunction with the exhibit.

Wednesday, March 11th at 10am – Mr. Bullock will also lead a discussion on ‘Kid’s Day’ on

Saturday, March 14th at 1pm – Lawrence Auld, PhD will give a presentation on African American Sites of Interest in Edgecombe County.

Thursday, March 19th at 6pm – Mr. Earl Ijames, a curator with the North Carolina Museum of History, will give a presentation on the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

Please come out and support The Princeville Museum and Welcome Center!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Princeville Museum is located at 310 Mutual Blvd, 252-823-8500. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

More information, including a schedule of events, is available on the Town’s website:, Facebook: Princeville Museum and Welcome Center or by calling or visiting the Princeville Museum.

Please feel free to share the events with everyone!!!!!!!!!!  

Yours Truly,

Tabatha A.  Powell

Princeville Museum Curator

Princeville, NC



310 Mutual Blvd.

PO Box 1527

Princeville NC, 27886 – E-mail

Eastern North Carolina Civic Group Will Meet Saturday In Edgecombe County For The First Time Ever

The Eastern North Carolina Civic Group will meet on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Edgecombe County Administration Building 201 St. Andrews Street in Tarboro NC 27886. Special guest will be Peter Grear Attorney and Editor of Greater Diversity News Wilmington NC. Betty Selby, Secretary Eastern North Carolina Civic Group

Tarboro NC – Edgecombe County Board of Education Regular Meeting is scheduled on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 6:30 p.m

Edgecombe County Board of Education Regular Meeting

The Edgecombe County Board of Education will meet Monday, October 14, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in the Edgecombe County Public Schools Central Office boardrooms.

Press Release: Leading North Carolina in 2013: Candidates for Democratic Party Chair (Cancelled!)

January 19, 2013
Contact: Jeanne Bonds 919.272.7249

Leading North Carolina in 2013: Candidates for Democratic Party Chair

Plain Talk Politics is rescheduling the forum set for today, Sat., Jan., 19 at 1:30 pm at Mount Peace Baptist Church in Raleigh. Unfortunately, one of the candidates has an urgent family matter out of state to attend to today. Mayor Randy Voller and Former Senator Eric Mansfield thank you for your understanding. We will provide information for the new day and time for the livestream and broadcast.

A notice will be posted at and new details will be distributed Sunday.

Plain Talk Politics engages voters in the process through unique new media forums and programs. Plain talk about the people, the process and the facts so you decide.


Edgecombe County Public Schools District Announcements

News Flash
Freshmen orientation at ECPS high schools Freshmen & their parents are invited to their schools on the following days for orientation:
North Edgecombe – Aug. 23, 3pm to 6:30pm
SouthWest Edgecombe – Aug. 21, 5pm to 6pm
Tarboro High – Aug. 23, 5 pm to 6

ECPS district-wide Open House to be held Aug. 23 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Each school in the district, along with the Central Office will host Open House on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

West Edgecombe student enters video contest to win money for school West Edgecombe Middle School student, Makaila Roberts, is hoping to raise money for her school by entering her video about bicycle safety in the “Vids for Kids” online contest. Read more and visit the link to vote & help West Edgecombe vote! Read on…

Start and stop times for 2012-2013 school year Please visit the link below to view the times that students may be dropped off, buses will arrive, classes will begin and school will dismiss for the 2012-2013 school year. View times…

Curriculum Changes to be made in 2012-2013 school year Beginning in the 2012-13 school year, all NC school districts will implement new Common Core Standards in Language Arts & Math in all grade levels and new Essential Standards in all other subject areas. Click the below link for more information. View more information…

Announcement – Families Supporting Families Gospel Concert

Email Alert from the Office of Rep. Angela R. Bryant, NC House District 7 Proudly Representing Halifax and Nash Counties until Jan. 2013; and Nash and Franklin Counties – Jan 2013 – 2014


Families Supporting Families Gospel Concert

You are cordially invited to attend and witness the most amazing vocal sounds of a tenor, Mr. William “Pete” Price.  He will perform live in concert at the William R. Davie Middle School, Highway 158, Roanoke Rapids, NC. Mr. Price will perform an array of musical selections ranging from Old Negro Spirituals to Contemporary Gospel. Mr. Price will be accompanied by Mr. Randolph Lockett of Oxford, NC. In addition to the concert, we will spotlight talent of local youth.

The performance will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm. Doors will open at 3:00 pm and the concert will begin at 4:00 pm. Ten dollars ($10) is the suggested donation and proceeds will benefit the System of Care Alternative Transitional Program. Refreshment will be available at a minimal cost. For more information please feel free to contact the staff of Families Supporting Families at 252-535-4000 or





Community Success Initiative 4th Annual Captains Choice Golf Tournament September 17th at RGA Golf Association 1527 Tryon Road Raleigh NC


Community Success Initiative

4th Annual Captains Choice Golf Tournament

September 17th at RGA Golf Association 1527 Tryon Road Raleigh NC

Help Community Success Initiative with our efforts to assist those who find themselves entangled in the criminal justice system


8AM – 8:45AM Check in and light breakfast

9:15AM Shotgun Start


Sponsorship of a hole is $140 (Your sign at the hole)


Fee per person is $65 or $260 for foursome


First hole-in-one wins an all expense paid trip to Scotland for 6 days 7 nights to play some of the finest golf courses in the world!


Trophies for 1st 2nd 3rd and various achievements


Lunch catered by The BBQ Lodge of Raleigh


Click here for details and registration form


Questions? Ask Sheldon!


Head down!

  PO Box 61114               T (919) 834-7626

  Raleigh, NC 27661        F (919) 834-7706

Butterfield to Promote Healthcare, Employment, and the Arts in the District this Week



For Release:  Immediate



Date:  August 6, 2012


Contacts: Kezmiché Atterbury            

Office:     (202) 225.3101               

Butterfield to Promote Healthcare, Employment, and the Arts in the District this Week

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will make several stops in North Carolina’s First Congressional District this week to highlight the work of community healthcare facilities, present grants to deserving organizations, and discuss employment relations with factory workers.

On Tuesday, Butterfield will visit Elizabeth City State University to meet with university officials and present a $128,000 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fund a cellular research study.  Later in the day, Butterfield will speak with factory workers at the Coastal Beverage Company during a town hall on employment and the economy.

On Wednesday, the Congressman will present a grant to the National Endowment of the Arts to complete construction of the African-American Music Trail currently underway.  The day also includes visits to the Greene County Health Centers and the Carolina Family Health Center to commemorate 40 years of providing primary care to underserved populations in the region.

The Congressman’s tour will conclude with a grants workshop hosted by the Office of G. K. Butterfield.  Targeted to small business owners and non-profit organizations, the workshop offers access to grants experts and customized break-out sessions to address specific needs.

The Congressman’s full public schedule follows.

WHAT: Butterfield to Promote Healthcare, Employment, and the Arts in the District


Tuesday, August 7

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Grant Ceremony for Leydig Cell Redox Study

                                             Elizabeth City State University

                                             1704 Weeksville Road

                                              Elizabeth City, NC 27909


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Coastal Beverage Company Jobs Town Hall

                                           888 Forest Park Road

                                           Elizabeth City, NC 27909



Wednesday, August 8 

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: National Endowment of the Arts Award to African-American Music Trail

                                           Kinston City Hall    

                                           207 E. King Street

                                           Kinston, NC 28501


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Community Health Centers 40th Anniversary

                                            Greene County Health Center

                        7 Professional Drive

                                            Greene County, NC 28580


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Community Health Centers 40th Anniversary

                                         Carolina Family Health Center

                     303 East Green Street

                                         Wilson, NC 27893



Thursday, August 9

8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Office of G. K. Butterfield Grants Workshop

                                         East Carolina Heart Institute

                     East Carolina University

                                         115 Heart Drive

                                         Greenville, NC 27834





OIC Honors 2012 Graduates Thursday June 28th 6:00 PM




JUNE 26, 2012

Contacts:  Reuben Blackwell, President (252) 544-3343

Charles Washington, Director of Training & Education (252) 955-0763



Rocky Mount, NC – Graduation exercises for GED students Rocky Mount OIC will be held on Thursday, June 28th at 6 p.m. in the historic Booker T. Washington High School Auditorium on 402 E. Virginia Street.  This year, 40 students will receive credentials in recognition of their determination and their successful completion of the state requirements pertaining to the general educational diploma. Genotre J. Penny-Boone, OIC Board Chair, stated that “we want to honor the hard work our students achieved and encourage them to continue on to more and greater successes.” 

Charles Washington, Director of Education & Training, emphasized that “our team of educators, case managers, and business development specialists create a quality learning environment for all our students.”  OIC will again recognize several students who have received Career Readiness Certificates (CRC) as well as those who have completed the Employability Skills/Career Awareness training via an on-line course offering.  “The CRC provides graduates with a running start with employers who see that their potential candidates have great work ethics and that they understand how to bring value to their companies,” commented Washington.

Rochelle Riley, who writes weekly about social, political and cultural issues for the Detroit Free Press, is this year’s commencement speaker.   Ms. Riley has won many state and national honors, including Four Michigan Associated Press Editorial Association Awards for best column writing and the 2011 Salute to Excellence Award for Best Column Writing from the National Association of Black Journalists. She was the 2011 recipient of the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award for community service from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

“The OIC approach to learning is holistic.  Our case management team works hand in hand with our educators and job placement staff to ensure that we present every possible opportunity to our students for success in the classroom and in the career of their choice,” stated Reuben Blackwell, President & CEO. “For us, graduation means more than a completed course of work.  It opens the beginning of a life of self-sufficiency and dignity for our students and their families.”

 Doors will open at 5:00 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.