Category Archives: — BEAUFORT COUNTY

PotashCorp-Aurora seeks qualified candidates at upcoming Career Fair

PotashCorp-Aurora Employee Center AURORA — PotashCorp-Aurora will hold a Career Fair on Saturday, September 30th at the Employee Center. The company will interview candidates, including women, minorities and Veterans to fill open positions and enroll in apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. The September 30th event will be open for Veterans only from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and open to all job seekers, including Veterans, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Prior to attending the Career Fair,applicants must visit their local NCWorks Career Center to fill out a PotashCor…

24th Anniversary Aurora Fossil Festival Schedule

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Spirited bidding for ancient artifacts starts at 3 p.m. Saturday

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Saturday lineup includes snappy, fun ‘lectures’

“The Cookiecutter Shark, Isistius: The Real Cookie Monster” Saturday, 10 am – Learning Center of Aurora Fossil Museum Victor Perez, Jr. started collecting fossil shark teeth when he was six years old. The curiosity and intrigue that came from collecting fossils led him to pursue a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences with a minor in Science Education. Victor is currently three years into his degree program and his dissertation research focuses on fossil sharks of Panama. His research interests are broad and allow him to practice many different fields of study, such as biology, che…

Trish Kohler: Our ‘Fossil Master’ for 2017

AURORA — The Aurora Fossil Festival Committee takes great pleasure in announcing that Trish Kohler is this year’s ‘Fossil Master’ – our chief dignitary for the 2017 Aurora Fossil Festival. For those who know Trish, her pleasant, curious demeanor is only one component of a person who has spent nearly a lifetime searching for and discovering relics of the past. Trish began collecting fossils while growing up in Florida and eventually amassed a collection from her walks along the Florida shoreline. Over the years, she would search for fossils while scuba diving — with on…

Kids’ Tent new feature at 2017 Fossil Festival

AURORA – This Memorial Day Weekend, there’s something for everyone in downtown Aurora. Let’s give some much-needed credit to Aurora resident Sandi Lilley. As an active member of the all-volunteer Festival planning committee, Lilley has been busy for months spearheading a new wrinkle for this year’s festivities. In a recent e-mail to this newspaper, Lilley’s enthusiasm almost bubbled off the computer screen. “I am so excited about the new children’s tent lineup of activities,” wrote Lilley. “When we began work on this idea, we really wanted the kids to have a fun and sa…

Fossil Festival growth outpaces scarce sponsorship dollars

The big rigs of Bryan Mayer will show up Friday night, May 26, in downtown Aurora for the Fossil Festival’s Opening Night Ceremonies. AURORA – The annual Aurora Fossil Festival, now in its 24th year, has become one of the biggest events in eastern North Carolina. Recently, however, organizers have conceded that the Festival’s huge success has put a strain on finances. Immensely popular, the large Fossil Dig Area attracts kids of all ages A three-day festival (this year from May 26 thru May 28) in which most of the events, entertainment, and other attractions are offered at little or no co…

Statue dedication ceremony set for March 22

Welding students, instructor create one-of-a-kind tribute to community college On one side, a great blue heron takes flight. By Attila Nemecz Public Relations Coordinator Beaufort County Community College WASHINGTON — Beaufort County Community College plans to dedicate a sculpture created by its welding students and instructor as part of the school’s 50th anniversary. Although everyone is welcome, officials have issued a special invitation to all those who attended BCCC during the 1967 – 1969 period, the college’s first three years of operation! The dedication cerem…

Requiem for a small town: Belhaven

By Joe Salotti | Guest Commentary The town of Belhaven has two primary assets. Without them, Belhaven cannot survive. These are: 1) The good, honest, caring, and taxpaying citizens; 2) The view and relationship with the waters around the town, which have given the community its purpose for existence. These very elements of survival, as a town, have been challenged by their loss for many years. Unfortunately, the loss of industry and resources has had a big impact on the economy of the area. It is not this loss that is paramount to the heart of Belhaven. It is the loss of the spirit of purpose that ou…

Aurora officials ‘accept’ economic recommendations

But failure to ‘adopt’ plan concerns many town residents Lavonde Hardy and her daughter Maria attended the Monday night meeting AURORA – Monday night, a huge turnout for a meeting of the Aurora Town Board signaled growing impatience among citizens over the economic plight of this small Beaufort County town. Their frustration came through loud and clear from a young mother, Lavonde Hardy. “We need a grocery store,” pleaded Hardy, while holding her one-year-old daughter Maria. “How can we call ourselves a town without a grocery store? Right now, with the closest grocery store 2…
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