Category Archives: CHARITY

Happy Turkey-Giving!

Matthew 25:35 For I was hungered, and ye gave me meal; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in. Isaiah and Gibbs (along with others) hefted many a bird Saturday morning. BAYBORO – For the second consecutive year, the congregations of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Merritt, and St. Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Maribel joined forces Saturday morning to distribute frozen turkeys to deserving folks who showed up shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Pamlico Medical Center. According to Armandez L. Crawford, who pastors both churches, t…

Burroughs Wellcome Fund underwrites ambitious program at Aurora Fossil Museum

AURORA – The Burroughs Wellcome Fund announced this week a generous grant to the Aurora Fossil Museum Foundation, as part of the fund’s Student Science Enrichment Program. Museum director Cindy Crane said the popular museum, located in downtown Aurora, will use the funding to partner with East Carolina University and PotashCorp-Aurora. The triumvirate — in conjunction with Burroughs Wellcome Fund — have plans to offer ‘IMAGINE-NC’ – an initiative designed to ‘Integrate Mathematics and Geology In Eastern North Carolina.’ “This is HUGE news for the Auro…

Attention Nonprofits! Apply now!

Pope Foundation to award dual grants of $100K each From left: John Hood, (Foundation President), Jayme Frole, Tanya Blackford (Safelight Executive Director), David Stover (Foundation Board Member), and Kayla Nguyen during the announcement of the $100,000 Safelight grant in March 2016. RALEIGH — The John William Pope Foundation announced this week that it would again offer two statewide competitive grants. North Carolina nonprofits can apply for the 2017 Joy Pope Memorial Grant in the Arts and the 2017 Joy Pope Memorial Grant in Human Services until October 17, 2016. The found…

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office “back to school” supply drive

Sheriff Chris Davis Pamlico County The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, with help from our citizens and schools, will be doing a “back to school” supply drive. We have contacted our county schools and asked for a list of items they feel are needed by students when they return to school. All items will be given to each individual school; where school staff will give it to the students in need or give as needs arise. We feel the school can better identify where the greatest needs are. We understand that families fall on hard times; we see it every day and feel that it is our responsibility to help…

Hardees of Alliance deserves accolades

A fire earlier this month killed a woman, whose daughter works at Hardees. By Jean Martin Florence–Whortonsville Volunteer Fire Department MARIBEL – On the morning of Jan. 5, this community suffered a great tragedy. A structure fire not only ended in the destruction of a home but in the loss of life to one of the inhabitants and burn injuries to another. Pamela Jones, an employee of Hardees in Alliance, was injured while trying to save her mother, but could not, and has suffered a great loss. Several fire departments, Pamlico Rescue, and Emergency Management were all there for a good many ho…

Generous shoppers = Merrier Christmas for seniors

From left, Pamlico County Commissioner Kenny Heath; Senior Center Nutrition Director Beth Hardison; Senior Center Director Violet Ollison; and representing the Grantsboro Walmart: Store Manager Nancy Bass; Personnel Coordinator Kathy Bryant; and Office Associate Dianna Wetherell. ALLIANCE – The power of networking played out in spades Monday morning when Pamlico County Commissioner Kenny Heath pulled his pickup truck into the parking lot of the Senior Services Center, loaded to the max with a variety of food items – freshly pulled from the shelves of the Grantsboro Walmart. Le…

Country Biscuit aims to serve hundreds

NEW BERN – The tradition continues! Jeff Ipock, owner of Country Biscuit restaurant, will again serve Thanksgiving Dinner to hundreds of homeless and elderly. Last year, Ipock and his small army of employees and volunteers fed a whopping 375 people. Please send what you can to fund this amazing effort. Make your donations, checks, or money orders payable to: Country Biscuit, and mail to 809 Broad Street, New Bern, N.C. 28560. And to volunteer for a few hours, call the restaurant at (252) 638-5151. You will be glad you helped!…

Trillium uses Medicaid savings to fund playground for disabled children

A new playground – certified as OK for disabled youngsters – will be built in Alliance, thanks to a large grant from Trillium Health Resources. These young people accepted a ceremonial check Monday morning at the site, which is located at the end of Ireland Road, off Highway 55. The location will be listed on a National Registry of certified playgrounds. ALLIANCE — A new, accessible playground at Pamlico County’s popular Recreation Park will be built in the coming year, thanks to a large grant from Trillium Health Resources. In a brief ceremony Monday morning — splashed wi…

New record for Thanksgiving tradition depends on last minute contributions

Jeff Ipock (center with green ball cap) rallies his volunteers on Thanksgiving Day of 2014. This year, Country Biscuit restaurant hopes to feed up to 500 elderly and homeless folks, assuming donations will support the effort. NEW BERN – For several years, Jeff Ipock, owner of the popular Country Biscuit restaurant, has mustered friends, employees, family members, volunteers, and benefactors – with one goal in mind: On Thanksgiving Day, feed as many of the elderly and homeless as limited resources will allow. This year, Ipock has set an ambitious goal of 500 meals – up significan…

Civil War groups rally for religious charity

NEW BERN — Damian Judd, far right, the Homeless Shelter Supervisor for Religious Community Services, accepts a check from members of the Rains Brothers Camp: Sons of Confederate Veterans, represented by, from left, Chris White, Nancy Daughety, Alton White, and Branden T. Daughety. The group hosted the well-attended Aug. 2 ‘Confederate Flag Road Rally,’ collecting donations from other Civil War legacy and reenactment organizations. The Rains Brothers Camp has a goal of promoting Southern Heritage, and commemorating the sacrifice paid by ancestors during the Civil War. Th…
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