I received a text from someone asking me did Calvin Adkins resign from The Edgecombe Tribune late last night. This makes the 2nd source I have heard this from.
Calvin Adkins worked with the Tarboro Daily Southerner for many years until it shut down after giving the employees a few hours notice.
Adkins joined with a couple of folks and they started The Edgecombe Tribune. I read some of it online but could not access the whole paper online. I don’t subscribe to newspapers that I have to pay for if I can’t access it online. I was so glad when the Rocky Mount Telegram and the Wilson paper went online.
The advantage of having a Calvin Adkins working with a local newspaper is that by growing up in the town of Tarboro and has worked here all of his life even before beginning with the Daily Southerner, he knows just about everyone in the town and nearly everyone across the county. It helps when doing articles because it is more personal when you are familiar with the people, places and things. When you know folks that is a good thing because the folks area great resource to make the job much easier.
I was in Kinston yesterday evening for a funeral and was late getting back so I will try to contact Adkins today. If the article is true, I can do believe it is, Calvin will me missed in the media covering Edgecombe County.
Update: Confirmation Calvin Adkins has resigned as editor of the Edgecombe Tribune. 2/13/15 9:05 AM