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800 Broad St. Oriental, NC

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 510, Oriental, NC  28571

Ph: 252-249-1555

Fax: 252-249-0857


See our new “Socially Civic” page on 9A to find out about volunteer opportunities and events in your community.

Pamlico County Library

Japanese Washi Egg Craft, Thursday, August 23 @ 3:30 pm, *Registration is required, Class is limited*, Join us on Thurs-day, Auguest 23 at 3:30 pm *Ages 12 & up *; Book To Film Book Club, Friday, Aug. 31 @ 6:15 pm; Beach Book Break-fast Club, Before We Were Yours By: Lisa Wingate, Monday, Aug. 20 @ 1 pm; Pamlico County Schools Virtual Academy, Wednesday, Aug. 8 @ 11 am, For additional information contact Pamlico Library @ 252-745-3515; Family Movie, Peter Rabbit, Friday, Aug. 17 @ 6 pm; Book Worm, The Last Ballad By: Wiley Cash, Thursday, Aug. 9 @ 9 am

Town Of Oriental

If you enjoy landscaping and would like to help make Oriental a more beautiful town our Tree Board is seeking a new member to fill a recent vacancy. The Board meets the last Tuesday of each month at 9:00 AM in the Oriental Town Hall. Meetings typically last for 30 minutes. The Tree Board is a working board that plants and prunes trees throughout town on street rights of way, in parks, and on other town properties. Members spend one or two hours a day a few days a month in winter planting trees and in spring pruning trees, weather permitting. If you are interested contact Town Hall and they will refer you to the Tree Board.

Gardens of Pamlico

We need volunteers of any age to help with residents and brighten their day! Contact Kelly Lawson, 252-671-8251

Buy‘em By the Dozen!

Don’t forget the golf cart raffle to benefit the Heritage Center! $5 each/5 for $20. Drawing, April 27, 2019

Donate Your Books!

Do you have children’s books you would like to donate or get rid of? The Love Thy Neighbor Program is feeding many children every week. In an effort to encourage summer reading among our children, this would be a great opportunity to distribute books to these kids. If you have any books you would like to donate, please bring them by the Pamlico County Register of Deeds office anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evelyn Paul

Anchor This!

Think you are a good card player? Well, then maybe our congenial group that meets on Fridays isn’t suited to you. But if you need fun, come play on Fridays at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. On paper, we win or lose to get stars, firecrackers and anchors. Sometimesthe game is so easy, we play each other’s hand when one goes to get a drink, snack or answer a phone call. Come have FUN with us!

Pamlico Amateur Radio Society

The Pamlico Amateur Radio Society holds it’s monthly meetings on the last Saturday of the month. The meetings will be held in the back room of Brantley’s Restaurant in Oriental from 9 am to 10 am. Everyone is welcome as well as amateur radio enthusiasts. Please park in the back to allow for customer parking. Go to or email:

Partnership Play Group

Wednesday Mornings at Pamlico Primary School, Room 205. Choose from one of the following times to attend: 9:00-10:15 a.m. or 10:30-11:45 a.m. Children (birth to age 3) along with their caregiver are invited to participate in a FREE weekly Partnership Play Group, provided and lead by Pamlico Partnership for Children! Please contact Michelle Shields 252-745-7850 or

The Pamlico Writers’ Group

Meetings resume on the second and fourth Tuesdays of August 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Turnage Theater in Washington, NC. All writers, published or unpublished are encouraged to join us.

SAVE THE DATE! 2018 Swan Days Festival

December 8, 10:00AM–4:00PM • Celebrate the annual return of the majestic Tundra Swans • Guided bird tours. Educational programs. Craft and food vendors. The educational events and vendors will be at Mattamuskeet School and on Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge. Visit Swan Days on Facebook, or the Swan Days Website at

PC Democratic Party Monthly Meetings

Between now and the November elections, Pamlico County Democratic Party will hold monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. There will be a social at 5:30 and the meetings will begin at 6:00. The location will vary and be available on our website at An agenda for the meeting will be sent by email prior to the meeting. You may sign up for email updates at

PC Republican Party

The PC Republican Party meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at their GOP Headquarters at 618 Main Street, Bayboro at 6:30 pm. Contact Chairman Dave Wickersham at 252.269.4101 for further information.

NAACP Monthly Meeting

The NAACP of Pamlico County will hold its regular monthly meeting on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Pamlico County senior Services Center at 800 Main Street in Alliance. All interested persons are invited and welcome to attend.

Alzheimer’s Dementia Caregiver Support

Are you, or someone you know, caring for a loved on with Alzheimer’s or Dementia? This can be very challenging, and there is support available. You are invited to the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group Meeting at the Pamlico County Senior Center the firs and third Monday of the month at 2 p.m. For more information call Beth Hardison at 745-7196.

Oriental Farmers Market

Open every Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Located on Hodges Street in front of Garland Fulchers Seafood. The market features a wide variety of goodies including locally grown produce, farm fresh eggs, home-baked breads, biscotti, cookies, cakes, pies as well as preserves and chocolates.