August 29, 2017 | By Special to the County Compass
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…
Note: This is a list of fossils does not represent the official auction order in which bidding will occur.
“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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
At far right, N.C. Secretary of Commerce, John E. Skvarla III, and Will Collins, Assistant Secretary of Commerce, present Kim Toler, PotashCorp-Aurora Training Manager, with the Apprenticeship Program award.
AURORA — PotashCorp-Aurora recently received recognition from the North Carolina Department of Commerce for using an innovative approach to apprenticeships for workforce training.
Kim Toler, site-training manager for the phosphate-mining behemoth, accepted the Outstanding Innovative Registered Apprenticeship Program award on behalf of PotashCorp-Aurora, at…
AURORA – Give Clif Williams, mayor of this town, some credit. Saturday afternoon, he quickly accepted a challenge from Zina Ham, outreach coordinator of New Growth Unlimited Ministries.
The well-publicized event, which included mime ministry artist Nick Stokes, was designed to spur citizen involvement in the lives of at-risk youngsters. Ham – quite congenially – interrupted the mayor’s remarks to ask: “If we were to identify a child over the next year or two with a GPA of at least 2.7 would you, Mr. Mayor, offer an incentive of $100 for that young person to purchase supplies and sc…
This harvest festival in Barbados was originally celebrated in the 1800s by slaves at the end of the sugar-cane harvest. Today, Crop Over is a civic celebration which takes place during the last three weeks of July and usually ends on the first Monday in August. There are historical displays, craft shows, fairs, open-air concerts, calypso music and dancing, and “stick licking”—a self-defense sport similar to fencing. The first Monday of August is the finale, known as the Kadooment, which includes the judging of costumed bands at the National Stadium and a grand calypso procession. More…