Category Archives: — BEAUFORT COUNTY

FOSSIL FESTIVAL Set for May 25 & 26 in Aurora. See Section B for lineup!

Suspense builds for mega-celebrations! AURORA — There are actually two celebrations planned for Memorial Day weekend — the 25th Year of the Fossil Festival and the 40th Birthday of the Fossil Museum. The museum’s executive director is Cindy Crane. She is a lovely young woman, but you’d never know it from the this photo where she exhibits a menacing stare behind a MASSIVE shark tooth. The amazing fossilized tooth is from the giant white shark C. megalodon, estimated to have been 58 feet long! This valuable relic, donated by Mark Bennett, was discovered years ago in t…

Fossil Festival faces EXTINCTION — financial support needed!

What do you mean? Isn’t the Fossil Festival free?!?   (File) By Genny Groome Upton AURORA — Held annually since 1994, the Aurora Fossil Festival presented by the Aurora-Richland Township Chamber of Commerce, is indeed a FREE-admission event for the town’s people, the greater community, and the general public.  For the past 25 years, this festival has focused on the area’s amazing fossil history, filling a late May weekend with family-oriented activities, entertainment, and educational opportunities. However this year, the much-anticipated event is facing the sam…

Fossil Festival faces EXTINCTION — financial support needed!

What do you mean? Isn’t the Fossil Festival free?!?   (File) By Genny Groome Upton AURORA — Held annually since 1994, the Aurora Fossil Festival presented by the Aurora-Richland Township Chamber of Commerce, is indeed a FREE-admission event for the town’s people, the greater community, and the general public.  For the past 25 years, this festival has focused on the area’s amazing fossil history, filling a late May weekend with family-oriented activities, entertainment, and educational opportunities. However this year, the much-anticipated event is facing the sam…

Couple’s amazing story sets stage for popular Historic Homes tour

Kasey Stone WASHINGTON, N.C. — In May of 2005, Ed and Shirley Stone made their first visit to the beautiful waterfront city of “Little Washington,” with no idea this afternoon visit would put them on the path to a labor of love and their forever home. Saturday, April 14, you can meet the Stones as they — and 11 other families — open their homes to visitors in a fundraising effort to support the Washington Area Historic Foundation. Before their trek to Washington, Ed & Shirley owned a historic home in the College Hill District of Greensboro, N.C. and have always support…

Beaufort and Pamlico Counties: Join Congressman Walter B. Jones for an Access Live / Telephone Town Hall Event Wednesday Evening

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Pamlico Writers’ Group chooses ‘Poet Laureate’

First ever title goes to Malaika King Albrecht Malaika King Albrecht By Eileen Lettick WASHINGTON, N.C. — Poets from all over eastern North Carolina walked through the doors of the Turnage Theatre on Saturday evening, Feb. 3. They were there to cheer for the inaugural set of ‘Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate’ finalists: Deborah Doolittle and Malaika King Albrecht. After delivering a brief overview and history of the event and the application process, Eileen Lettick, chair of the group’s search committee, handed the stage over to poet Marty Silverthorne. Originally among t…

A look back . . . Belhaven’s very first ICW Celebration!

By Deanna F. Swain BELHAVEN — Like their predecessors nearly a century ago, the organizers of this weekend’s Fifth Annual Intracoastal Waterway Celebration (scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14, from 12:30 until 7:00) are hopeful for the future of their small town. The inaugural affair 89 years ago certainly made a big splash!! These days, we are used to seeing a variety of small-town festivals, each with music, vendors, beauty pageants and military bands. Imagine, though, trying to hold such a festival without the Internet, widespread phone service, or easy transportati…

Pamlico Writers Group to host romance author Reese Ryan

Reese Ryan By Gloria Loftin WASHINGTON, NC – The Pamlico Writers Group is proud to host romance writer, Reese Ryan, who will be giving a two-part workshop, “Building Believable Characters and Creating Functioning, Yet Compelling Secondary Characters,” at the Turnage Theater on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To register for the workshop, go to www.pamlicowritersgroup.org Events Calendar. Early registration is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. For payments at the door, please expect a modest $5 surcharge. Ms. Ryan is the author of the Pleasure Cove Series: Pla…

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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