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TW Harris

A Pamlico County native who has spent his career taking care of the community and helping it thrive is the newest member of the Pamlico Community College Board of Trustees.

TW Harris, 40, was recently appointed as a Trustee by the Pamlico County Board of Commissioners. Harris currently works as captain of the always-busy Pamlico County Rescue Squad. He also serves on the Grantsboro Town Council.

Harris said he looks forward to learning more about the college, including looking for additional ways it can help Pamlico County grow and develop.


“I’m just really eager to learn what I can do to better the county,” he said.

Bob Lyon, chairman of the college’s Board of Trustees, said Harris would bring tremendous knowledge to the board about budgeting and about the work of the county’s emergency responders.

“I’ve known TW for 35 years,” he said. “His organizational abilities and experience with budgets will be great assets to the college. As captain of the Pamlico County Rescue Squad, he also will help ensure we meet the training needs of local responders.”

PCC President Dr. Jim Ross said Harris was an impressive person who clearly wants to serve his community.

“TW Harris will help us to continuously improve our services and program offerings to the community,” he said. “Pamlico County is clearly a place he loves.”

Harris grew up in Hobucken, and both of his parents are from Pamlico County. His family has a long history of helping others in need.

“My family has always been involved in emergency services in the county,” he said. “I’ve been chasing firetrucks since I was a kid.”

He joined the Grantsboro Volunteer Fire Department as a teenager and later became an emergency medical technician. Harris worked at PCS for a time, and then took the rescue squad post.

“There’s a reward,” he said with a smile, noting times he has encountered former patients he has aided.

Harris lives off N.C. 306 north in Grantsboro. He is married and has two girls, ages 10 and 8.

The Board of Trustees is made up of 12 members. Four members are appointed by the Governor’s Office, four are appointed by the Pamlico County Board of Commissioners and four are appointed by the Pamlico County Board of Education.