Category Archives: EDUCATION

Forget November! May 8 is Decision Day for Pamlico County Board of Education

From left: Judy Humphries, Paul Delamar Jr., and Carinna Smith are vying for two At-Large seats on the Pamlico County Board of Education. For other elective posts, deciding races happen in November. But not for the Board of Education – candidates for that board are picked on May 8th, with early voting to start April 19. BAYBORO – Three candidates attended a Forum Tuesday night hosted by a group known as Pamlico Progressives. The trio responded to many questions, but here is a sampling of their response to one specific query: What would success look like for you as a result of your time in offic…

Forget November! May 8 is Decision Day for Pamlico County Board of Education

From left: Judy Humphries, Paul Delamar Jr., and Carinna Smith are vying for two At-Large seats on the Pamlico County Board of Education. For other elective posts, deciding races happen in November. But not for the Board of Education – candidates for that board are picked on May 8th, with early voting to start April 19. BAYBORO – Three candidates attended a Forum Tuesday night hosted by a group known as Pamlico Progressives. The trio responded to many questions, but here is a sampling of their response to one specific query: What would success look like for you as a result of your time in offic…

UNC President gets huge bonus on top of mega-salary

No wonder college kids need loans for sky-rocketing tuition Margaret Spellings By Kari Travis | Carolina Journal News Service WILMINGTON — On Friday, March 23, the Board of Governors for the 17-campus University of North Carolina system approved a $95,000 bonus for UNC President Margaret Spellings, roughly 12 percent of her $775,000 annual salary. The money will be released in split amounts, with $50,000 paid directly to Spellings, and the remaining $45,000 deposited into her retirement account. No one disputes that Spellings has stellar credentials. She served in the George W.…

Juvenile taken into custody for communicating threats at Arapahoe Charter

(Google Earth) On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Deputies with The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received information from concerned parents and teachers that a student at the Arapahoe Charter School was planning an act of violence at the school. Deputies later learned that school officials suspended the student on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, however; the sheriff’s office was not notified of the allegations. Deputies interviewed numerous parents, teachers, students and concerned citizens throughout the day Wednesday. On Wednesday evening, a search warrant was executed at t…

Feb. 17 likely to propel Pamlico into stratosphere of fishing universe

DELAMAR CENTER – The guy is young, extremely personable, hard-working, winner of the chamber’s New Business of the Year, and best of all – he is a native son of Pamlico County! You will enjoy knowing Todd Willis! With Heather and son Colton (age 2), Todd owns and operates Neuse River Bait & Tackle on Hwy. 55 in Grantsboro. Spend any time at all with this guy, and you’ll come away thinking positive about the future of the U.S. economy. Of course he loves fishing! But, first and foremost, Willis is a smart, astute small businessman. His norm-breaking one-day fishing extravaganza – se…

Roof collapse at old Stonewall School shakes neighborhood

Neglected building tumbles! ‘Like a bomb went off’ says one resident Stonewall School, in its heyday, was a fine looking institution (below). In recent years, the wooden gymnasium, the original school building (above left), and the auditorium (above right) have fallen into disrepair. Monday morning – with little or no warning – the east facing brick wall of the original auditorium apparently gave way, collapsing roof trusses and other support structures. STONEWALL – Monday — on an otherwise calm, sunny October morning — all heck broke loose about 8:30 am along a t…

Local campus brings home the Gold!

Pamlico Community College President Dr. Jim Ross, third from left, accepts a $30,000 grant for the College’s new Dental Laboratory Technology program from Don Brinkley, fourth from left, Chairman of the Harold H. Bate Foundation’s Board of Directors. Also pictured, from left, are: Michelle Willis, PCC Vice President of Instructional Services; Kathy Nicodemus, PCC Dental Laboratory Technology instructor; Ross; Brinkley; Benny Mullinix, Bate board member; Joyce Hendricks, director of the Bate Foundation; and Bob Mattocks, Bate board member. GRANTSBORO – Ranked the Number O…

Groundbreaking & Unveiling Ceremony 205 First Street

The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking and unveiling ceremony for New Bern’s new workforce development training center. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 15th at 10 a.m. at the center located at 205 First Street. Refreshments will be served. The City of New Bern and Craven Community College learned in January that, as co-applicants, they had received a nearly $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to transform one of the gateways into New Bern. The grant will be used to modify the City’s old electric generat…

Pamlico Community College ranked No. 1

Campus tops list released by SmartAsset GRANTSBORO — Pamlico Community College has been ranked No.1 on SmartAsset’s list of the Best Community Colleges in the United States. smartasset.com/student-loans/best-community-colleges-2017 The list, released Aug. 9 by the New York-based personal finance technology company, places PCC in the top spot in the nation based on a review of 2015-16 federal data on 808 community colleges throughout America. PCC received exemplary scores for its graduation/transfer rate. A whopping 84 percent of PCC students either graduate or transfe…

Cove City Christian Church announces theme for Vacation Bible School

COVE CITY — A summer kids’ event called Passport to Peru will be hosted at Cove City Christian Church from Monday, June 12 thru Friday, June 16, beginning at 6:30 pm each night, and ending at 8:30. Passport to Peru is like taking an adventurous trip to the intriguing country! Kids will sing catchy songs, play high-energy games, dig into tasty Peruvian treats, experience cool Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies, and explore what daily life is like for kids in Peru. Plus, kids get to watch short, captivating videos each day that provide a peek into Peru and the everyday life of k…
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