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Boyd's Service Station opened for business on the corner of Main and Howard Ave. in Tarboro on March 1, 1939. Founded by Thomas H. Boyd, the business is currently managed by Jerry and brother T.H.
At 81, Milton Bullock is best known currently as "The Golden Platter". From 1964-1970, he was a member of The Plattters, one of the most successful vocal groups in the early rock-and-roll era. bullock has served his community as a commissioner for the town of Princeville and co-founded the Do It for Children Foundation with the late Muhammad Ali.
In August 2018, Nancy Taylor's community organization efforts in the town of Whitakers led to the incorporation of Whitakers Revitalize and Preserve, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.. Fundraising at present is geared toward cleaning out the Bank of Whitakers building downtown. $18,000 is needed for the effort. The organization already owns several other buildings in the downtown. area.
First settled around 1733, Tarboro was chartered on Nov. 30, 1760. the town has a 45-square-block historic district. In 1937, one of the nation's oldest electric cooperatives, Edgecombe-Martin County ENC was established in Tarboro. It is the oldest rural electric cooperative in North Carolina.
The son of a Methodist minister, Pastor Nathan Wittman is currently minister of St. James UMC in Tarboro. His wife, Laura Wittman is also the child of a Methodist minister and is currently in charge of The Mills Church in rocky Mount. The couple discusses recent challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic and future direction for church in general.