Category Archives: Grantsboro

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…

Pamlico Sheriff’s Office arrest four in recent larcenies

The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a number of residential break-ins in several areas around the county reported in the past month. A pattern has been established with most occurring during daylight hours when the homes are unoccupied and items of high value are stolen such as televisions, gaming systems, laptops, firearms and jewelry. During the course of that ongoing investigation the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office has concluded the investigations in two other series of larcenies. On April 26th, 2016 the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a call in re…

Public input sought as search begins for new PCC president

GRANTSBORO – The Board of Trustees for Pamlico Community College announced Wednesday that it will host a public forum to assist the board in its search to find a new president, following the death of Cleve Cox, the school’s most recent leader. The forum will be held Monday, Jan. 11 from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on the main campus in the Ned Everett Delamar auditorium. School officials want input from the general public regarding traits and characteristics to look for among applicants for the top job. Understanding that many citizens within the college’s service area will be unable to at…

Pamlico County Athletic Club launches fourth year

GRANTSBORO – Maurice King, executive director of the Pamlico County Athletic Club, and three of the store’s staffers, are seen here in the ‘Trophy Corner’ of the Grantsboro Piggly Wiggly. The spot is a showcase for awards, medals, and other recognition received by local youth basketball teams. The teams, which play and practice almost year-round, are open to students in Grades 3 through 12. In addition to Piggly Wiggly, the other sponsors for Pamlico County Athletic Club include Beasley’s Bail Bonds, Garland Fulcher Seafood, Big M Equipment, and Bojangles’. King and his vol…

Walkway dedication set for Nov. 11

Matthew Haagen is front center of the photo and his father, Perry, to the right By Hazel Alcock GRANTSBORO — Since the opening of the Pamlico County Heritage Center in 2009, the Pamlico County Historical Association had planned to one day construct a brick walkway around the flagpole to provide a way that families and friends could honor veterans. In the early spring of this year, Life Scout member Matthew Haagen presented his proposal to the PCHA board and requested permission to construct the Veterans Memorial Walkway and repaint the flagpole as his Eagle Scout Service Project. The p…

Community College president to retire

PCC’s Cleve Cox undergoing treatment for cancer GRANTSBORO – Pamlico Community College recently announced the pending retirement of Dr. Cleve Cox, the school’s top administrator. Cox is generally credited with increasing enrollment, and leaves his profession after more than 30 years of service in higher education. The PCC Board of Trustees hired Cox in 2009 after a nationwide search. Cox was diagnosed with cancer in early 2014. Following a recent surgery and hospitalization, and upon the advice of his physicians, Cox has elected to retire, enabling him to focus his energies on cu…

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…