Category Archives: Grantsboro

Chokoloskee or Bust!!! Church group heads to Florida for Irma relief

From left: Helena and Darin Mayo, Earl Sadler Jr., Terry Groome, Nathan Heine, Cliff Gaskill, and Blaney Rowe pose for a quick photo, just moments before their departure. Much of the morning was spent loading their pickups and trailers with donated goods and supplies. GRANTSBORO – Three dual-axle pickup trucks – each hauling massive trailers brimming with relief supplies – left the parking lot of New Life Praise and Worship Church Sunday afternoon, bound for the small Everglades fishing village of Chokoloskee. Six men and one woman – Helena Mayo who was born in Marathon, a town in th…

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…

Interested in Genealogy?

GRANTSBORO — The Pamlico County Museum and Heritage Center will hold a volunteer training session on Thursday, August 24. This session is an orientation for volunteers who want to work in our Genealogy Room (Family History Center). It will cover the basics of what resources are available to assist our patrons and where volunteers may find them. It will also cover the cataloging of books and publications, pictures, etc. that are donated to the library as well as setting the volunteer schedule. The training will be held two times on the 24th, one session in the afternoon and one session at…

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…

Road Trip! Road Trip!

GRANTSBORO – It’s official name is ‘Annual Spring Trip – 2017’ but take it from one who knows – the yearly excursion planned by the Pamlico County Historical Association is an exceedingly affordable and convivial one-day outing. This week, during a brief telephone interview, Brent Stowe (the museum’s jack-of-all-trades) issued an urgent plea: “Please sign up quickly! There are only 47 seats on our bus, and this event is first come, first served. Space is indeed limited.” Bear Grass Bus Line departs from the Grantsboro Town Hall at 7 am on Friday, June 2, bound for three in…

Pamlico Christian Academy names new leader

GRANTSBORO — The Board of Directors of Pamlico Christian Academy, a faith-based community school that serves students from Preschool through 12th grade, recently announced that Jennifer Sanderson Alcock has been named their new Head of School. Mrs. Alcock brings years of experience in public relations, communications, leadership training and development, fundraising, and Christian counseling that will greatly benefit Pamlico Christian Academy students, families, staff and the surrounding community. Her passion and enthusiasm for seeing students and staff reach their…

All-U-Can-Eat Oysters & Chili

GRANTSBORO – The Foundation that offers scholarships and other assistance to students at Pamlico Community College raises money each year on the Hwy. 306 campus with a popular Oyster Roast & Chili Cookoff. This year the event runs from 3 until 5 on Saturday, Feb. 25. Tickets are just $30 for all-you-can-eat oysters and chili. Student tickets are $15. Buy them at Nautical Wheelers, Bayboro Pharmacy, Oriental Deli & Subs, the Chamber of Commerce, or the PCC Bookstore. For more information, call Michelle Noevere at (252) 249-1851, ext. 3084.…

One arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses

On September 29, 2016, at approximately 6:10pm a Pamlico County Sheriff Deputy performed a traffic stop on an individual on NC Hwy 55 near Prescott Road in Grantsboro NC. During the traffic stop the driver, Patricia Ann Greenfield was arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses. Greenfield’s arrest stems from an investigation into the sale/delivery of prescription medication in Pamlico County. Over the last 4 weeks, investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office have received information regarding the sale and delivery of Hydrocodone by Greenfield in Pamlico Count…

Local community college ranked third in nation

GRANTSBORO – Pamlico Community College recently received national recognition as one of America’s premier community colleges by WalletHub, a personal finance website. Surpassed only by New York’s Helene Fuld College of Nursing, and Alaska’s Ilisagvik College, Pamlico Community College has been judged to be the third best community college in America – among more than 1200 similar institutions. Pamlico Community College earned high marks for its low student-to-teacher ratio (just nine students for every one teacher) and its high graduation rate, which came in fifth best…

RECYCLE? NOT!

Photo credit: Francis Davis GRANTSBORO – An all too common sight these days is a large, blue recycle bin showing up on the dumping floor of a busy place known as the ‘transfer station’ on Highway 306. In a perfect world, recyclables from our area are supposed to go to Greenville where sorting and reprocessing begins. Instead, more often than not, recycle items are dumped here — like regular household garbage – and subsequently transferred by tractor-trailer to a massive landfill near Tuscarora. The reason? Local miscreants are using recycle bins as an alternative to paying fo…
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