Category Archives: HOLIDAYS

‘Church on Wheels’ — A Christmas parade favorite!

Seen here with an enlarged photograph, Pastor Ray Griffin got the inspiration for his popular parade entry from a salt-and-pepper shaker made in the form of a country church. VANCEBORO – Always upbeat, always positive, local evangelist Ray Griffin’s ‘Church on Wheels’ is one of the area’s best-known parade entries. In one way or another, Griffin has been doing this sort of thing since 1995! During a brief interview this week, Griffin shared some recollections, and hinted at his motivation: “I guess it all boils down to the fact that I’m just trying to make the world a little bit…

2017 Annual Pamlico County Chamber Annual Christmas Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Joyce Swimm | Executive Director | Pamlico Chamber of Commerce The Pamlico County Chamber of Commerce will hold their Annual Christmas Banquet and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, December 5, Taylor Lodge, Camp Seafarer at 5:30pm. This year’s speaker will be Corey Purdie of Wash Away Unemployment. Mr. Purdy will be speaking on the amazing origin of his business, how it has flourished since its conception and has grown to include helping others in countless ways. His topic will be positive, encouraging and will help strengthen the business community. The Awards Ceremony that will follow will…

VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE

BAYBORO — Our community salutes Veterans Day with a parade in Bayboro on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 am. Grand Marshall is Russ Spalti — a USMC Gunny Sergeant, has been involved in the county as Sergeant in Arms with the Oriental Dragon Detachment #1413 of the Marine Corps League, Commander of the Pamlico Honor Guard, and active DAV and Veterans Council member. Following the parade at noon, our Pamlico County Veterans and their guest will be honored with a luncheon at the Fred A. Anderson Elementary School. Veterans need to show some proof of residency and service. Our Pamlico County Ve…

‘Franklin-stein’ auction set for Saturday

  Franklin’s Antique Mall – Open 7 Days a Week! 215 East Front Street in Downtown New Bern NEW BERN – Bill Franklin, owner of Franklin Auction House in downtown New Bern, may feel like one of Halloween’s scariest monsters! He’s still in the midst of unloading a massive truckload of assorted paraphernalia. “This Saturday will be one of the most entertaining auctions that we will have conducted EVER,” said Franklin, during a break from categorizing thousands of items. Costumes of all types are already on sale at drastically reduced prices – then at 5:30 p.m on Saturda…

‘Christmas in the County’ resounding success!

Representing Broad Creek Christian Church, Mike Marsh (left) and Jack Brooks, present a check for $3,000 to HOPE Clinic executive director, Sheri Rettew. By Mike Marsh PAMLICO COUNTY – Wow! That’s the consensus of folks at Broad Creek Christian Church after the congregation’s first ever ‘Christmas in the County’ old-time celebration, where all comers were invited! Sheri Rettew, executive director of HOPE Clinic, said the event’s donation of $3,000 translates into health care for 50 people over an entire year at HOPE Clinic! This event owes so much gratitude to the many folk…

The Spirit of Christmas Polar Express

December 9th & 10th, 2016 An Oriental Christmas Since 1986 Each year the merchants, churches, townspeople and civic groups unite to present this heartwarming event in the spirit of giving and as a way to say “thank you” for support during the year. Please come join us for holiday treats, entertainment and specials throughout town. Enjoy the Friday evening boat flotilla, the Saturday afternoon parade and revel in the beauty of our Town as luminaries light the streets at dusk after the parade. This program is packed full of wonderful activities, many of which are gong on simultaneousl…

‘Christmas in the County’ set for Dec. 10

Traditional, old-fashioned celebration for entire family By Mike Marsh PAMLICO COUNTY — Wouldn’t it be great if Christmas weren’t so hectic? More like Christmas when you were a kid? Think back to past Christmases when life slowed down a bit and we took a break from our normal work schedules to celebrate with family and our neighbors! There was just something special about the holidays when everyone in the community was a little more caring, a little more giving, a little more joyful than normal. This year, your friends at Broad Creek Christian Church want to invite you to celebr…

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…

Veterans Day Parade

BAYBORO – The 15th Annual Veterans Day Parade of Pamlico County begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, along Hwy. 55 in Bayboro. Following the parade at approximately 11 a.m., the 21st Annual Veterans Luncheon and Ceremony, hosted by the Pamlico County Veterans Council, is open to all Pamlico County veterans, their wives, and widows of veterans with proof of husband’s service. Participants in the parade from outside Pamlico – who are veterans – may also attend. The event is scheduled for the Fred A. Anderson Elementary School on Anderson Drive in Bayboro, across from the high school…

City of New Bern Independence Day festivities

Colleen M. Roberts Public Information Officer & Brand Manager City of New Bern The City is hosting a patriotic celebration this Independence Day. Residents and visitors are invited to enjoy the downtown festivities, capped off by a spectacular fireworks display in the evening. There will be events in Union Point Park during the afternoon and evening, and fireworks will be launched from Lawson Creek Park that can be viewed from Union Point Park, the downtown waterfront area, and Lawson Creek Park. The day begins at Union Point Park with the 5th Annual New Bern Run for the Warriors. This 5k…
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