Category Archives: HOLIDAYS

‘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…

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…

Cross adorns Log Cabin Church

By Joan Rowe GRANTSBORO — New Life Praise and Worship Ministries now hangs a cross on the front the building, known to many in the community as the “Log Cabin Church.” It is the unique craftsmanship of county native, Jamey Lupton, a local contractor, who spent hours roaming the riverbank for just the right cedar trees. He had them planed and kiln-dried. Meticulously he grooved the wood so it would fit together into the shape of a cross. Wanting it to be as authentic as possible, Lupton searched for local railroad spikes – symbolic of the three nails on the cross. Our church acclaims Ja…

Sisters promote annual Toy Drive

PAMLICO COUNTY – Sisters Meg Anderson, 15, (far left) and Annie Anderson, almost 13, (far right) have certainly done their part over the past 11 years, posing annually for publicity photos, to promote ‘Toys for Pamlico Kids.’ In recent years, the pair have been joined by two new siblings – Madison Anderson, 7, and Molly Holloway, 5, making the quartet of Santa’s elves a formidable toy-collecting force! The youngsters want everyone to contribute. And, as the economy has begun to recover from the Great Recession, organizers are hoping for the best year ever! Please drop off an unwra…

Handle Bar parade something to brag about

By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer BEAUFORT – The Handle Bar, well known in this town for fun, frivolity, and of course drinking, hosts what the club bills as “The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.” The event, scheduled for 3 p.m. on Monday, March 17, features Tammy Dorantich, who will lead the procession riding her huge Bergeron. The massive white horse weighs a whopping 2,400 pounds, and responds to the affectionate name of ‘Tiny.’ Whatever you do, don’t lift the necktie of the stuffed toy Leprechaun. The little guy with one large working part has become something of…
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