Tuesday, February 19, 2013

News from Tar-burr

     I just picked up the Edgecombe Review, which was tossed on the ground by my driveway several days ago.  The rain and snow kept it lying there for a while, safe in its pink plastic wrap.  Frankly, I don't know how this "newspaper" stays in business. 
     The big headline today was that the County Commissions voted to keep a chicken farm from building around here.  That's a good thing.  Billy Wooten is shown taking the oath of office to be a new County Commissioner.  That's a good thing.  But an article on Girl Scout cookie sales?  That hardly warrants an article!
     Moving on to "Edgecombe Events" --let's see:  there is going to be a weight loss seminar surgery seminar.  Wow, marketing surgery for weight loss!  Why not promote healthy lifestyles, instead?  Healthy eating and exercise?  Come on, people!
     A historian is going to speak about:  "The Fire of Freedom:  Abraham Galloway and the Salves' Civl War".  Huh?  Methinks there are a few typos there.
     Moving on:  now this caught my attention:  the community college will be having North Carolina's poet laureate reading from his works on Feb. 26, at 7 pm!  Hurray!

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