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Goldsboro Bridge Club

Pearl Schechter, formerly of Kinston, celebrated her 100th birthday last week. She is still playing bridge and playing it very well. Happy birthday, Pearl. A lovely lady and a smart one, too.

Inspiration Station

As I have the understanding that some things are in the process of manifesting, I’m reminded of the scripture that says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you,” (Matthew 6:33). As well, there are some things I know that are…

Now that warm weather is here, people are outside working in the garden and landscape, clearing brush, or just taking a hike outdoors. What do these activities have in common? They are all possible ways people usually have a run-in with that dreaded plant ... poison ivy.

Language Matters

This glorious weather inspires sitting outside on one’s deck or porch with an intriguing book! And thanks to my sister Annie, who directed me to “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles, for suggesting this spring reading title.

From My Perch

The year 1969 was a historic one for Dillard High School. Its last body of seniors would be graduating before mandatory consolidation with Goldsboro High School the following year.

Lifestyle Calendar Items

“The Cinderella Ballet” will be performed by Goldsboro Civic Ballet March 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and March 17 at 3 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets are $13 and $18, available at the Paramount box office, by calling 919-584-8432 or online at

Spring leprechauns program will take place at 3 p.m. at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. Celebrate the upcoming arrival of spring and St. Patrick’s Day by growing your own leprechaun. Free. Information: 919-778-6234.

Mardi Gras Animal Mask program will be held at 2 p.m. March 9 at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. Participants will design their own animal-themed masks and eat a traditional cake that is served during the festival. Free. Information: 919-778-6234.

Sports Activities

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TODAYPREP BASEBALLEast Carteret at Rosewood 6 p.m.PREP SOFTBALLRosewood at Louisburg 6:30 p.m.Riverside at Princeton 6:30 p.m.PREP GIRLS’ SOCCERPrinceton at Raleigh Charter 6:15 p.m. 

Wayne County United Soccer Club is holding its 2019 tryouts on May 13-14 from 6-8 p.m. for U7-U12 boys and girls, and U16-U19 girls. On May 20-21 from 6-8 p.m. tryouts for U13-U15 boys and girls, and U16-U19 boys is taking place. The tryouts are being held at 2332 NC 581 Pikeville, NC 27863.…

The Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department will begin a new series of tennis lessons on May 14. The lessons, for children and adults, will be held at the Herman Park tennis courts. Please call 919 394-0543 for information.

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