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Notables


• Flounder Permit, Reports Meeting Cancelled

The state’s marine fisheries division has postponed two meetings scheduled for next week to explain new flounder permit and reporting requirements for pound net fishermen and fish dealers. The Division of Marine Fisheries has put the meetings on hold to allow for more internal review of the permit. The meetings had been scheduled for Tuesday in Morehead City and Wednesday in Manteo. New dates for the meetings have not yet been set.

• Pamlico County Rescue Squad Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Pamlico County Rescue Squad will be celebrating it's 50th Anniversary on Saturday, July 30th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 911 Grace Daniels Road in Bayboro. There will be lots of fun for everyone. Enjoy tunes spun by your favorite D.J.  from from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and live music by Billy Holton and the Soul Shakers from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be lots of vendors, food and refreshments and a bounce house for the kids. For more information call 745-3200.

• LOCAL BAND, LOCAL FOOD, LOCAL CAUSE

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. – July 30 at 7 p.m. Surfrider Bogue Banks will be partnering with Emerald Club in Emerald Isle to host our second annual fundraiser. This year’s fundraiser will benefit Surfrider’s first high school scholarship!  We’ll have raffle prizes from local restaurants and businesses as well as Surfrider merchandise. Come hold out for the grand prize, a limited edition Carl Heverly shaped surfboard. Surfrider will have new merchandise available for purchase and giveaway.  Emerald Club will have drinks on special with the purchase of your Surfrider stainless steel Kleen Kanteen! We’ll have food from local restaurants while Signal Fire from Wilmington will be playing the outside stage from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Zin Pirate will follow them until 2 a.m. Come check out all the prizes from our sponsors. This will be a great night to support a local non-profit and their first scholarship.  Raffle tickets are available for purchase ahead of time at South Swell Surf Shop in Emerald Isle, and you don’t have to be present at the fundraiser to win our one-of-a-kind surfboard.  See you July 30 at Emerald Club! 

• Stonewall UMC Vacation Bible School

Stonewall United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School on Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5 from 6-8:30pm nightly. The theme for 2016 is Deep Sea Discovery, God Is With Me Wherever I Go! Dinner for VBS kids served at 6pm nightly. On Saturday, August 6, we will have a water celebration with hot dogs, popcorn, ice pops, water slide, and a water obstacle course. Our mission this year is to again collect food for our local Pamlico County Fishes and Loaves Outreach (PCFLO). Please contact Crystal Carey at (252) 876-1371 for questions or to preregister

• Driver Education Set for August

Students who are at least 14 years 6 months old, or will be by August 8, and interested in taking the North Carolina State Driver Education 30-hour classroom instruction class should pick up a registration form from the PCHS Main Office. Registration Forms must be completed and returned to the PCHS Main Office by 8:00 AM Wednesday, August 3. Classes will be held August 8, 9, 10, 12, and 15 from 8:00 AM to 2 PM each day. Students will need to bring a bag lunch that does not need refrigeration. No lunches may be delivered to the school for students. Students will meet in the classroom across from the PCHS cafeteria. High school students planning to take the class must have passed at least three of their four semester courses according to the most recent reporting period. ACS and PCMS student must be passing at least 70% of their classes and be recommended by their school administration. Students without a clean disciplinary record will have their disciplinary record reviewed by the administration for inclusion in the class. Names of students accepted in the August class will be posted Friday morning (8/5) on the front door of PCHS main entrance and the front door of the cafeteria entrance. Questions concerning Driver Education should be directed to Joshua Gaskill, joshuagaskill@pamlicoschools.org.

• The Gravy Boys Live on stage in Oriental

The Gravy Boys will perform August 13 at the Old Theater in Oriental. The Gravy Boys are story tellers who spin their tales through tight, brother-duet vocals over a vintage acoustic backdrop. They take classic American themes and bring them into the present day, with an authentic passion that resonates with all who listen. They have released several CDs of their original music. Tickets will be on sale starting July 15 at Nautical Wheelers, 411 Broad St., Oriental, on-line via the Old Theater website <http://www.oldtheater.org/> http://www.oldtheater.org/ and at the box office on performance night. Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. ~ Door opens at 7 p.m. ~ Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Ongoing Events

 

• Prime Time Offers Shuttle Service

Prime Time is now providing complimentary transportation to residents of Oriental for their grocery and pharmacy needs. Each Thursday morning starting at 9:15am, Oriental area residents will be shuttled on the CARTS Transportation System to Grantsboro for grocery and pharmacy shopping. Call 252-371-1600 x 1 by Monday at 4pm to reserve your spot for Thursday’s trip to Grantsboro. Prime Time’s mission is to provide services and activities promoting physical, social, mental and spiritual well-being for the 50 plus community in Oriental and surrounding areas bringing together many resources helping area residents sustain an independent and enriched quality of life.• Prime Time Offers Shuttle Service Prime Time is now providing complimentary transportation to residents of Oriental for their grocery and pharmacy needs. Each Thursday morning starting at 9:15am, Oriental area residents will be shuttled on the CARTS Transportation System to Grantsboro for grocery and pharmacy shopping. Call 252-371-1600 x 1 by Monday at 4pm to reserve your spot for Thursday’s trip to Grantsboro. Prime Time’s mission is to provide services and activities promoting physical, social, mental and spiritual well-being for the 50 plus community in Oriental and surrounding areas bringing together many resources helping area residents sustain an independent and enriched quality of life.

• Alive at Five Line Up

Mickele Buck Band-August 5, Liquid Pleasure-August 19, North Tower-September 2 and Jim Quick and the Coastline Band- October 27.

• Oriental’s History Museum Celebrates Birthday of Old Theater

The Oriental History Museum is honoring the Old Theater with a special display of memorabilia. Come see the fabulous carbon-arc projector, along with movie posters, scrapbooks and more. This special exhibit will run through June. The Museum is located at 802 Broad Street in Oriental. Hours are: Friday 11-3, Saturday 1-4, Sunday 1-4. Admission is always free but donations are gratefully accepted.

• Pamlico Survivors of Suicide Group at StillWaters

The Pamlico Survivors of Suicide Group (SOS) 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 pageese@yahoo.com or Katherine Hudson at 252-745-4510.

• Arts Council Accepting Grant Applications

The Arts Council is now accepting applications for NC Arts Council Grass Roots SubGrants through June 30. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals, arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists and other community organizations that provide arts programs in the county). These projects must occur between July 1, 2016 through May 15, 2017. Application forms and grant guidelines are available by calling Per Erichsen at 252-571-1458 or by request at pamlicoarts@gmail.com. For questions or information, call Per Erichsen at 252-571-1458.

• 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: www.N4PRS.org

 • 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 volunteer@HeartWorksNC.org


 • 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. 

 • State Launches Animal Cruelty Hotline

North Carolinians now have a new tool to report animal cruelty. To file a report with the Animal Welfare Hotline: visit ncdoj.gov and complete the online animal welfare complaint form, call 1-855-290-6915 toll-free within, submit a complaint by mail to: P.O. Box 629, Attention: Animal Welfare Hotline, Raleigh, NC 27602.

 • 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 www.pamlicochamber.com and click on Community Calendar. Email info@pamlicocommunitycalendar.

com with questions or corrections.

•  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 DrugAbuseSolution.com

 

•  ADDICTION COUNSELING

 

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