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Ready to Listen: REAL Crisis Intervention

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This is the first in a series profiling organizations doing good work in the community. by Alana Baker Guardian contributor Despair, grief, anger, depression, fear—these are things most people feel at some point or another in life. Many of us have resources, places and people to help us through hard times. Some people, however, have […]


Pops Singers a Choral Treat

Pops Singers a Choral Treat

CATALYSTS: how personal initiative energizes our community by Linda Leighty Lively, stirring music sung by wonderfully blended voices is what you’ll find with the Community Pops Singers. Community members are invited to listen or to join this local choral group comprised of a range of ages and experience. Some members are knowledgeable and skilled musicians […]


Fun, Fitness, Fellowship, Family: Senior Games

Fun, Fitness, Fellowship, Family: Senior Games

CATALYSTS: how personal initiative energizes our community By Linda Leighty Shattering the myth of aging, Senior Games celebrates healthy lifestyles, competition and  community. Participants 55 years and older compete locally and regionally in age groups broken into five-year intervals, allowing participants to play according to their stamina and age. Every two years a national event is held in […]


Regional Transportation in Eastern NC, a Historical Look

Artist’s concept of Tar River Lock and Dam as proposed by Beverhout Thompson, Watercolor by Bob Pittman

By Vince Bellis Before the Civil War, Tarboro was the commercial hub of the central coastal plain. The Tarboro newspaper, The Southerner, a nearly complete microfilm set of which can be found at ECU’s Joyner Library, served the region. Articles selected from the pages of The Southerner reveal much about transportation in antebellum North Carolina. […]


Flying, Just Plane Fun

Flying, Just Plane Fun

CATALYSTS: how personal initiative energizes our community By Linda Leighty “Up, down, flying around, looping the loop and defying the ground.”   This verse from the once-famous song, “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines” perfectly captures the North Carolina Space Cowboys’ motto: Flying is just plane fun! One club member, a United Airlines pilot, […]


And the Beat Goes On…

And the Beat Goes On…

CATALYSTS: how personal initiative energizes our community, Installment 2 by Linda Leighty  Many young musicians play in their high school bands and derive value and enjoyment from playing their instruments. Very few aspire to future occupations as professional musicians. We probably all know someone who has kept a high school band instrument with the intention […]


Director, Please!

Director, Please!

Note from the Editor: This is the first in Contributing Author Linda Leighty’s series exploring the energy that active participation in a group brings to the entire community. CATALYSTS: how personal initiative energizes our community by Linda Leighty “Bridge is a great way to learn from inferences. A lot of decisions in life are made […]


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