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!