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P.O. Box 510, Oriental, NC  28571

Ph: 252-249-1555

Fax: 252-249-0857

Notables


HURRICANE COMMUNITY FORUM IN ORIENTAL, JUNE 12, 2019, 6-8 PM
The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City, NC will be conducting a community forum on hurricanes on June 12th from 6-8 pm. The class will be held at the Oriental Town Hall located t 507 Church Street in Oriental, NC. The forum is free and open to everyone; no age requirements. All are welcome! The goal of these forums is to teach you more about hurricane preparedness while giving you a chance to ask any questions you may have. If you have any questions please call 252-223-5122 ext. 5 or send an email to erik.heden@noaa.gov

DISASTER FIELD OPERATIONS CENTER EAST
Deadline Approaching in North Carolina for SBA Working Capital Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that July 8 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Florence, flooding and wind that began on Sept. 14, 2018. This disaster declaration includes the following counties: Alamance, Anson, Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Caswell, Chatham, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Dare, Davidson, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pender, Person, Pitt, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rowan, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne and Wilson in North Carolina. Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA’s website at sba.gov. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA no later than July 8, 2019.

BAY RIVER MSD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020
The proposed fiscal year 2019-2020 budget for Bay River Metropolitan Sewerage District has been presented to the Board of Directors and is available for public inspection in the office at 101 North Fourth Street, Bayboro from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays.

Coastal Women’s Shelter
The Coastal Women’s Shelter 21st Annual 5K/10K/1 Mile Run for Shelter will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Creekside Park. Registration will begin at 7am; the run begins promptly at 8am. Registration cost is $25; please call 252-638-4509 or email cwsfundd@coastalwomensshelter.net for more information.

Quilting
Every Friday, 9 am - 12 pm
403 Mildred Street, Oriental

PAMLICO COMMUNITY COLLEGE CULTURAL & LIFE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
CHAIR YOGA & MEDITATION
Seated muscle toning & joint lubrication for strenght/balance. Instructor: Diana Peterson. Oriental Town Hall, Wednesdays, June 26-August 28, 3-4 pm, $28

ADVANCED T’AI CHI
Instructor: Diana Peterson.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 9-August 8, 3-4 pm, Oriental Town Hall, $35

BASIC T’AI CHI
Instructor: Diana Peterson
Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 10-October 10, 3-4 pm, Oriental Town Hall, $35

SHORT STORY METHODS “WHAT IS IN A WORD?”
Instructor: Sarah Swan; published YA Author
Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 9-August 1, 10:30-12, $20, call to register: 252-249-1851 ext. 3113

MACHINE QUILTING
Sewing machine experience not required, all levels are welcome!
Instructor: Karen Dodd
Thursdays, September 5 – October 3, 1-4 PM, $60
call to register 252.249.1851 ext. 3113

UKULELE/VIOLIN/MANDOLIN/BANJO/GUITAR LESSONS
Instructor: Simon Spalding
Wednesdays, September 11-October 16, 10-1 pm, $90
call to register 252.249.1851 ext. 3113

GOLF LESSONS/BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE
Instructor: Golf Pro Terry Bobbin
Mondays and Tuesdays, September 16-October 8, 4-5:30 pm, Minnesott Golf and Country Club, $64
call to register 252.249.1851 ext. 3113

BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS FREE!
Instructor: Craig Welling
October 22,23, 24, 5:30-7, PCC Library
call to register 252.249.1851 ext. 3113

BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS PHASE II FREE!
Instructor: Craig Welling, October 29, 30, 31, 5:30-7, PCC Library Call to register 252.249.1851 ext. 3113

WEAVING ON A HULA HOOP LOOM
Learn basic principles of “rug twinning”, loom construction and the weaving of a chair mat.
Instructor: Julia McDonald,
Mondays, October 4-18, $60 (price includes materials)
Learn basic principles of “rug twinning”, loom construction and the weaving of a chair mat.

FALL BIRD WATCHING
Instructor: Diane Midness
Tuesdays, September 10-October 1, Initial class meets at 9 am in PCC Delamar Bldg, Room 102A with subsequent classes held in the field Call to register 252-249-1851 ext 3113


CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ADULT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
SILK SCARF DYEING
A great way to make your own wardrobe statement, painting 100% silk scarves. All materials are provided, and you keep the two scarves. No art skill is needed, just willingness to let your mind go wild with color and “found” objects (bobby pins, Clothes clips, rubber bands, etc.) Tuesday, July 16 or August 13, 9:30-11:30 am, $40

SHIBORI DYEING
In this two-hour hands-on workshop, Julia McDonald will demonstrate the basics of Shibori, a Japanese dyeing technique dating from the 8th Century. It is an addictive and fascinating type of dyeing that is currently in the spotlight, a type of dyeing that uses various methods of manipulating the fabrics to achieve desired effects. Participants then have the fun of using one or more of these techniques on two 8”X 54” silk scarves or 22” square cotton bandanas provided by the instructor. After immersion in a traditional Indigo dye bath they will have created their own unique masterpiece. Since there are an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth for shibori, each way results in very different exciting patterns. Saturday, October 5, 10-12 pm or 1-3 pm, $40

INTRO TO SELLING ON EBAY
Want to learn how to earn spare cash? Have you ever wanted to join the millions who sell items on eBay but didn’t understand the process? Well, fear no more! John Lawrence, who has bought and sold on Ebay for the past 15 years, will take students through the process so they can begin selling items with confidence. This comprehensive six-session class will cover the history of eBay, requirements for selling, how to get started, understanding eBay help menus, setting up accounts, how to prepare & take photos, list items and what to do once your item is purchased. So, get your collectibles, decor, appliances, computers, furnishings, equipment, vehicles and other miscellaneous items ready to sell on Ebay! Thursdays, Sept 19-Oct. 24, 6-8 pm, $80

PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS
This three-session class teaches the elemental basics of Adobe Photoshop Elements. Students learn how to use the tools available in the software to edit their own photos so that they look more professional and how to create their own images from a blank screen. This class is for both photographers that would like to learn about editing their own photos as well as for artists that would like to be able to present their work better online. Students will learn about each of the options available in the toolbar, working with layers, masking, font use and filters. The basics of cutting and pasting, and merging images will be covered. Thursdays, Oct. 4-18, 6-8 pm, $75

PCHS Class of 1979 40th Reunion will be Oct. 12, 2019 at 6:30 at The Chelsea
The cost is $50 per person. Mail payment to Donna Rice, PO Box 62, Simpson, NC 27879. For more information connect with us on Facebook - Pamlico County High - Class of 79 or contact Donna at donnahrice1@gmail.com.

UNDERGROUND ARTISTS OF ENC MEETUP
Are you an artist or entertainer looking to meet people that share your passion for all things art? Undergound Artists meets every other Saturday to discuss art, collaborate, and to plan our upcoming community art Summer Solstice event. Join us on Saturday, June 22nd at 1 pm at Bellas Cafe in New Bern. All are welcome! For more info join our Meetup group https://www.meetup.com/Underground-Artists/

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT THE SILOS
The Silos hosts Open Mic Nights every Wednesday starting at 7 pm. The Mic is open to those that wish to perform. 1111 Broad Street, Oriental

CROAKERFEST 2019
The annual Croakerfest will take place this year from Friday, June 28-June 30. Take part in the activities for all ages at this family event in Oriental

ORIENTAL MINDFULNESS MEDITATION GROUP
One hour meetings including 30 minutes of meditation. Practice to teach mindfulness through meditation. Sessions are free and open to the public, regardless of experience level. Mondays at 7 pm and Thursdays at 7 am, Perry-Griffin Community Center, 300 High Street. Questions please contact Tony Noel at togetherwesit@gmail.com

GREAT TRENT RIVER RAFT RACE
Two day event in New Bern on Friday June 21st and Saturday June 22nd. Friday kicks off with the “Rockin on the Rivers” Concert including fly-overs on both days by the Bandits Flight Team. Saturday hosts a full day of racing on the river. There is still time to get your boat together and join the fun! register at thegreattrentriverraftrace.com

SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Underground Artists ENC hosts the Summer Solstice Celebration at The Garage in James City on Saturday, June 29th from 12pm-12am. Join us as we celebrate summer with a variety of different and unique art vendors, live art performances and classes, interactive art exhibits, live music, food trucks and more! Daytime and nightime events, including a glowing afterparty! To join the artists group: https://www.meetup.com/Underground-Artists/ and for more information about the event: www.summersolstice2019. com

Coastal Women’s Shelter
The Coastal Women’s Shelter 21st Annual 5K/10K/1 Mile Run for Shelter will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Creekside Park. Registration will begin at 7am; the run begins promptly at 8am. Registration cost is $25; please call 252-638-4509 or email cwsfundd@coastalwomensshelter.net for more information.

Quilting
Every Friday, 9 am - 12 pm
403 Mildred Street, Oriental

PAMLICO COMMUNITY COLLEGE CULTURAL & LIFE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
CHAIR YOGA & MEDITATION
Seated muscle toning & joint lubrication for strenght/balance. Instructor: Diana Peterson. Oriental Town Hall, Wednesdays, June 26-August 28, 3-4 pm, $28

ADVANCED T’AI CHI
Instructor: Diana Peterson.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 9-August 8, 3-4 pm, Oriental Town Hall, $35

BASIC T’AI CHI
Instructor: Diana Peterson
Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 10-October 10, 3-4 pm, Oriental Town Hall, $35

SHORT STORY METHODS “WHAT IS IN A WORD?”
Instructor: Sarah Swan; published YA Author
Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 9-August 1, 10:30-12, $20, call to register: 252-249-1851 ext. 3113

MACHINE QUILTING
Sewing machine experience not required, all levels are welcome!
Instructor: Karen Dodd
Thursdays, September 5 – October 3, 1-4 PM, $60
call to register 252.249.1851 ext. 3113

UKULELE/VIOLIN/MANDOLIN/BANJO/GUITAR LESSONS
Instructor: Simon Spalding
Wednesdays, September 11-October 16, 10-1 pm, $90
call to register 252.249.1851 ext. 3113

GOLF LESSONS/BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE
Instructor: Golf Pro Terry Bobbin
Mondays and Tuesdays, September 16-October 8, 4-5:30 pm, Minnesott Golf and Country Club, $64
call to register 252.249.1851 ext. 3113

BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS FREE!
Instructor: Craig Welling
October 22,23, 24, 5:30-7, PCC Library
call to register 252.249.1851 ext. 3113

BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS PHASE II FREE!
Instructor: Craig Welling, October 29, 30, 31, 5:30-7, PCC Library
call to register 252.249.1851 ext. 3113

WEAVING ON A HULA HOOP LOOM
Learn basic principles of “rug twinning”, loom construction and the weaving of a chair mat.
Instructor: Julia McDonald,
Mondays, October 4-18, $60 (price includes materials)
Learn basic principles of “rug twinning”, loom construction and the weaving of a chair mat.

FALL BIRD WATCHING
Instructor: Diane Midness
Tuesdays, September 10-October 1, Initial class meets at 9 am in PCC Delamar Bldg, Room 102A with subsequent classes held in the field Call to register 252-249-1851 ext 3113

CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ADULT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
SILK SCARF DYEING
A great way to make your own wardrobe statement, painting 100% silk scarves. All materials are provided, and you keep the two scarves. No art skill is needed, just willingness to let your mind go wild with color and “found” objects (bobby pins, Clothes clips, rubber bands, etc.) Tuesday, July 16 or August 13, 9:30-11:30 am, $40

SHIBORI DYEING
In this two-hour hands-on workshop, Julia McDonald will demonstrate the basics of Shibori, a Japanese dyeing technique dating from the 8th Century. It is an addictive and fascinating type of dyeing that is currently in the spotlight, a type of dyeing that uses various methods of manipulating the fabrics to achieve desired effects. Participants then have the fun of using one or more of these techniques on two 8”X 54” silk scarves or 22” square cotton bandanas provided by the instructor. After immersion in a traditional Indigo dye bath they will have created their own unique masterpiece. Since there are an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth for shibori, each way results in very different exciting patterns. Saturday, October 5, 10-12 pm or 1-3 pm, $40

INTRO TO SELLING ON EBAY
Want to learn how to earn spare cash? Have you ever wanted to join the millions who sell items on eBay but didn’t understand the process? Well, fear no more! John Lawrence, who has bought and sold on Ebay for the past 15 years, will take students through the process so they can begin selling items with confidence. This comprehensive six-session class will cover the history of eBay, requirements for selling, how to get started, understanding eBay help menus, setting up accounts, how to prepare & take photos, list items and what to do once your item is purchased. So, get your collectibles, decor, appliances, computers, furnishings, equipment, vehicles and other miscellaneous items ready to sell on Ebay! Thursdays, Sept 19-Oct. 24, 6-8 pm, $80

PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS
This three-session class teaches the elemental basics of Adobe Photoshop Elements. Students learn how to use the tools available in the software to edit their own photos so that they look more professional and how to create their own images from a blank screen. This class is for both photographers that would like to learn about editing their own photos as well as for artists that would like to be able to present their work better online. Students will learn about each of the options available in the toolbar, working with layers, masking, font use and filters. The basics of cutting and pasting, and merging images will be covered. Thursdays, Oct. 4-18, 6-8 pm, $75

SCUBA OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION
Become a certified Scuba diver! If you have always wanted to take SCUBA diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure, and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your SCUBA diving certification with the NAUI Open Water Diver course. Course starts May 31st. Contact Inman Campbell at (910)465-1902 or BlackBeardScuba.com for more information.

PAMLICO LIBRARY
SUMMER BOOK SALE
The library has a wide range of books for sale at the Summer Book Sale taking place Saturday, June 8 from 9 am-2 pm. The sale will continue from June 10-12 during regular library business hours.
Wednesday, June 12 bring your own grocery bag and pay only $5 to fill it with books. 603 Main Street, Bayboro

PCHS Class of 1979 40th Reunion will be Oct. 12, 2019 at 6:30 at The Chelsea. The cost is $50 per person. Mail payment to Donna Rice, PO Box 62, Simpson, NC 27879. For more information connect with us on Facebook - Pamlico County High - Class of 79 or contact Donna at donnahrice1@gmail.com.

UNDERGROUND ARTISTS OF ENC MEETUP
Are you an artist or entertainer looking to meet people that share your passion for all things art? Undergound Artists meets every other Saturday to discuss art, collaborate, and to plan our upcoming community art Summer Solstice event. Join us on Saturday, June 8th at 1 pm at Bellas Cafe in New Bern. All are welcome! For more info join our Meetup group https://www.meetup.com/Underground-Artists/

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT THE SILOS
The Silos hosts Open Mic Nights every Wednesday starting at 7 pm. The Mic is open to those that wish to perform. 1111 Broad Street, Oriental

HOPE CLINIC REGALA WEEKEND
Fill the Harbor with Fun at River Dunes June 7-9. Friday will feature live Bluegrass music and delicious BBQ. On Saturday The Hope Clinic hosts The Regala Gala with a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, an auction and $10K Golden Raffle. Questions please call Hope Clinic at (252)745-5760

CROAKERFEST 2019
The annual Croakerfest will take place this year from Friday, June 28-June 30. Take part in the activities for all ages at this family event in Oriental

ORIENTAL MINDFULNESS MEDITATION GROUP
One hour meetings including 30 minutes of meditation. Practice to teach mindfulness through meditation. Sessions are free and open to the public, regardless of experience level. Mondays at 7 pm and Thursdays at 7 am, Perry-Griffin Community Center, 300 High Street. Questions please contact Tony Noel at togetherwesit@gmail.com

GREAT TRENT RIVER RAFT RACE
Two day event in New Bern on Friday June 21st and Saturday June 22nd. Friday kicks off with the “Rockin on the Rivers” Concert including fly-overs on both days by the Bandits Flight Team. Saturday hosts a full day of racing on the river. There is still time to get your boat together and join the fun! register at thegreattrentriverraftrace.com

SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Underground Artists ENC hosts the Summer Solstice Celebration at The Garage in James City on Saturday, June 29th from 12pm-12am. Join us as we celebrate summer with a variety of different and unique art vendors, live art performances and classes, interactive art exhibits, live music, food trucks and more! Daytime and nightime events, including a glowing afterparty! To join the artists group: https://www.meetup.com/Underground-Artists/ and for more information about the event: www.summersolstice2019. com