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• Croaker Festival Needs Volunteers

“Embrace Your Volunteer Spirit” is the theme for the 2016 Croaker Festival to be held July 1-3. Embrace your spirit and volunteer to join the 2016 Croaker Crew. We are in need of a lot of volunteers so if you can give some time we need your help! Please call Cheryl @ 249-0510 or email We look forward to having another successful festival in 2016!

• Oriental Town-Wide Yard Sale, Saturday, April 30

COME ON DOWN!  On Saturday, April 30 from  7am to noon,Oriental NC will be holding the 11th Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale. Residents,businesses and organizations will join together for over 70 yard sales,sidewalk sales and special promotions. Yard Sale Maps noting each location will be available at the Oriental Town Hall on Broad Street the morning of the sale. You're sure to find treasures in this quaint coastal village!

• Oriental Woman's Club Hosts Second Annual Una Notte in Italia Dinner

Join us for a wonderful evening of wine tasting hosted by Nautical Wheelers accompanied by a delicious Italian dinner to support our OWC Scholarship fund at 6pm on May 6, 2016 at the OWC Clubhouse on Gilgo St. Tickets are $25 each and are available at Nautical Wheelers and First Citizens Bank. 

• Pamlico Survivors of Suicide Group at StillWaters

The Pamlico Survivors of Suicide Group (SOS) will hold its first meeting at StillWaters, 205 Main Street, Bayboro on Thursday May 12, 2016 at 7:00PM. SOS is a support group for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. The group will meet on the second Thursday of each month. There is no charge for this free support group. For questions please contact Branson Dunn at (304)-839-4131 or or Katherine Hudson at 252-745-4510.

• Mad Hatter’s Ball Tickets Available

Pamlico Partnership for Children will hold its 4th Annual Mad Hatter’s Ball with this year’s theme of The Roaring 20s on June 18 at Pamlico Community College’s Delamar Center. Tickets are on sale now at a discounted rate through March 31st for $50 per person or table of 8 for $360 then on April 1st the price goes up to $60 per person or table of 8 for $440. The evening includes dinner by Outback Steak House, music and dancing, a silent and live auction and lots of fun. Tickets are available at the Pamlico Partnership office located at 702-A Main Street Bayboro or e-mail

Ongoing Events

 • New Exhibit at Oriental History Museum

The Oriental History Museum has opened its newest exhibit on "Navigation Before GPS." How did sailors and boater find their way without current electronics. The exhibit illustrates traditional navigation techniques and the tools used "back in the day." Exhibit runs through May. Admission is always free. Museum hours are: Fri. 11-3, Sat. 1-4, Sun. 1-4. Contact:  HYPERLINK ""

• PARS Meeting

The Pamlico Amateur Radio Society (PARS) meets at Brantley’s Village Restaurant at 9am on the last Saturday of every month (except June). We invite all HAMS and anyone interested in amateur radio to attend. Call Bill Olah KR4LO at 252-249-0287 for information. Visit our website:

 • Heartworks seeks volunteers

HeartWorks is a non-profit organization in Bayboro. The AfterSchool & Summer Programs serve K – 8th grade students and needs volunteers in a variety of capacities. You could tutor a child or help with the arts & crafts club, the music club or teach a child to play chess, to play a sport, or simply read books with the kids. Volunteers are also needed to help with food preparation. Want to start a book drive so every kid has at least 5 books at home? Have another idea? We will be happy to talk about it. Just because you travel a lot, doesn’t mean you can’t volunteer. HeartWorks can use you when you are available. If you would like to enrich the life of a child, call 252-745-9703 and ask for Katherine Hudson or email


 • Chorale Seeks More Voices!

Pamlico Chorale meets in the Oriental U. Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. Great fun will be had singing together. New members wanted!

Open Jam Session

At the PCC Johnson Building Mall at 6:00pm on the 3rd and 5th Thursday of each month there is an open jam session.  This is an informal gathering for any and everyone who enjoy a pickin' and a playin' and a singin'. For information call Leigh Russell at (252) 249-1851 Ext.3033 or Denise Meyerson at 252-249-1851x3034. 

 • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

New Bern Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for boys and girls ages eight to thirteen. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a martial art that teaches a smaller person “male or female” how to defend themselves against a larger person. It is a combination of judo and Japanese jiu-jitsu. It is popular around the world and soon to be an Olympic sport. This class will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. beginning June 22 at the Stanley White Recreation Center located at 901 Chapman St. The cost is only $20.00 per participant for a four week class session. Registration has begun and participants must bring a copy of a recent physical in order to sign up for the class. For more information contact Gus Hill 639-2908.


• Oriental Farmers Market Open Saturdays

The Oriental Farmers Market on Hodges Street is open every Saturday, 9-12. The market features a wide variety of goodies including farm fresh eggs, home-baked breads, biscotti, cookies, cakes as well as preserves and homemade chocolates. Don’t miss the hormone-free, home-raised pork, an assortment of crafts that make great holiday gifts and an ever-changing selection of new items each week.

• New Bern Farmer’s Market Open Saturday

The New Bern Farmers Market will offer Local Fresh Winter & Hot House Vegetables, Farmraised Meats, Dairy, Wine, Cheese, Sausage, Sauces, Canned & Baked Goodies, Handcrafted one-of-a-kind Treasures, Homegrown and Handmade by Your Neighbors on Saturday, 8am - 2pm. Tuesday market closed til April. Now accepting SNAP/EBT.

• New Interactive Community Calendar

Sheri Rettew, Executive Director of the Hope Clinic, has created an interactive community calendar for the Chamber of Commerce that is super user friendly! Anyone can log on and post an event to spread the word throughout the county. This free service is open to all community and civic groups, churches, schools, nonprofits, organizations, and businesses in Pamlico County and surrounding communities. Visit and click on Community Calendar. Email info@pamlicocommunitycalendar.

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•  Narconon New Life Retreat Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education


Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.  800-431-1754 or




Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family.  Call today for free screenings or referrals.   800-431-1754