Category Archives: CONTEST

Enter Our Contest! Win free tickets to Holiday Jazz Concert

WIN TWO FREE TICKETS Tell us why you enjoy Jazz! Contest@compassnews360.com Five lucky winners announced in the County Compass Dec. 8 issue!…

Festival mascot needs a name!

BRIDGETON – The happy character is popping up everywhere, as a way of promoting the return of the Annual Blueberry Festival, scheduled this year for Saturday, June 25, along the banks of the Neuse River at Bridgeton Marina. Alas, the cherubic mascot has no name – until now! E-mail your suggestion to: adamstw70@yahoo.com. One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate, which can be redeemed at a Walmart in New Bern. Limit one entry per household, and all entries must be received by Friday, June 17. Please enter our contest, and be sure to attend the Festival!…

Insanity helps in demanding ‘Challenge’ races

Two local men set to compete in Florida   By Carla Byrnes Alan Stewart of Vandemere-based B & B Yacht Designs designed and constructed this vessel, which he calls an “Expedition Sailing Canoe.” It’s first test comes in an ‘adventure race,’ which begins this weekend in Florida. EVERGLADES, FLORIDA — It is the first Saturday in March. The sun is rising over the beach in Fort DeSoto. Stretched along the beach, as far as the eye can see, are about 100 watercraft: canoes, kayaks, and small sailing craft of all types. When the gun goes off, the air is filled with the sound of sh…

Hey Readers! Be sure to enter the ‘Name That Swan’ contest. It will be a blast!

Scale model of Cutty Sark, a British Clipper Ship built in 1869 DOWN EAST N.C. – Smyrna Junction Old Time Store, in a section of Carteret County affectionately known as Down East North Carolina, is an eclectic place run by the Dabkowski family. The magnificent hand-carved swan – seen above with Brian Dabkowski – has been a member of the clan since 1983, when he was purchased from master artist Charles Reber of Nags Head. Over the past 30-plus years, the remarkable relic has remained unnamed – until now! E-mail your suggested name to: contest@compassnews360.com Brian and his parents, S…

Win a pair of tickets for Tryon Palace WinterFeast

NEW BERN – In just a few short years, WinterFeast – a big oyster roast to raise funds for Tryon Palace – has quickly become the area’s premier wintertime social event. Many thanks to the organizers who have earmarked a pair of tickets for a lucky County Compass reader! Send an e-mail with your name and phone number to: contest@compassnews360.com Please! Just one e-mail entry per household! Deadline for entries is Monday, Jan. 18. One e-mail will be pulled at random from all those received, with the winner announced in the Jan. 21 issue of The County Compass! Good luck!…

Ms. Senior America crowned in Atlantic City, N.J.

By Flora Moorman | Ms. North Carolina Senior America ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Ms. Senior America Pageant is an exciting combination of talent and inner beauty along with individual fulfillment and elegance. This “beauty pageant” it is what Senior America is all about … “a re-affirmation of life and self worth, of laughter and tears, of inner beauty and outward charm.” It is a time when women 60 years of age and older have an opportunity to display their inner beauty, talents, and elegance. As a result, the Pageant – now in its 33rd year, highlights the…

Sunfish Sailboat World Championships headed to area

Camp Sea Gull, Camp Seafarer to host both youth and adult competitions A young sailor practices in a Sunfish off the Neuse River shoreline of Camp Sea Gull. By Brandon Blackman | Special to the County Compass ARAPAHOE – The world’s top sailors will compete in the Neuse River, off the shoreline of Camp Sea Gull, October 8 through 18 as part of the 2014 Sunfish World and Youth World Championships. The two events combined will welcome approximately 120 sailors from all over the world, along with their families, coaches, support crew and volunteers. Competitors in the World Championship earne…

‘Shark Tank’ casting call heads to Greenville

Special to the County Compass GREENVILLE, N.C. — ‘Shark Tank,’ the popular TV show, which introduces aspiring entrepreneurs to rich, successful business people, will hold casting calls in Greenville on July 24 as the Emmy-nominated production enters its sixth season. According to U.S. Cellular, one of the show’s sponsors, the day-long session has been scheduled for The Martinsborough, located at 330 S. Evans Street. Aspiring businesspersons can begin arriving at 9 a.m. to receive a wristband, with interviews beginning at 10 a.m. The first 500 entrepreneurs who show up at…

Wanna own a fire truck? How about a Visa card worth $1,000?

VANDEMERE – Firefighters in this community’s volunteer fire department – intent on boosting awareness and increasing membership – have launched two unique raffles, with a pair of lucky winners to be announced at the department’s Second Annual Open House, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2. In a brief interview, event organizer Dave DeSalvo pledged that whomever wins the 1974 Ford C750 Fire Truck “will be able to drive the truck out of our parking lot, and the pump on it works great too!” Proceeds from the two raffles have been earmarked for the purchase of Personal Protection Equ…

CONTEST: Win tickets to big Oyster Roast

NEW BERN – These two tickets to the hugely popular WINTERFEAST oyster roast, which is an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Tryon Palace Foundation, could be yours! Sometime before 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, send an e-mail to: contest@compassnews360.com. Please! Only one e-mail per household! One lucky winner, selected at random from every e-mailed entry, will be notified next week. Give it a try. We guarantee your odds of winning are better than the state-run lottery!…
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