Celebrations: Concert raises $2K for public safety, military

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Bobby Pervere (left) with the Moyock Fire Department accepts a check from Tim Paasch (center) and Fred Whiteman from money raised at a benefit concert.

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From staff reports

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tim Paasch, the owner of the Eagle Creek Grill, hosted a charity concert with “Madison Rising” on Oct. 30 that raised $1,000 to support Currituck County Law Enforcement, the Moyock Fire Department, The American Legion and Currituck EMS. Paasch agreed to match that amount, upping the total raised to $2,000.

The event grew out of events at the beginning of summer to celebrate active duty, veterans, law enforcement and first responders, every Monday night beneath the flag pole at the club house. He would start with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a live, then recorded version of the National Anthem. The live version was typically performed by local musical team "Baker Street" and the recorded version was by New York-based "Madison Rising" (billed as America's most patriotic rock band). This went on rain or shine throughout the summer with as few as 5 attendees and as many as 150, reported Fred Whiteman, a board of directors member at Eagle Creek Homeowners Association.

“A video was sent to "Madison Rising," and they were so moved by the outpouring of support that they agreed to perform a charity concert live at the clubhouse,” said Whiteman.

On Oct. 30 to a packed club house (more than 200 attendees), Madison Rising performed their rendition of the National Anthem. The event raised $1,000, and Paasch donated an additional $1,000 to support the Currituck County Law Enforcement Association, The Moyock Fire Department, The American Legion, and the Currituck EMS.

On Nov. 13, Paasch and Whiteman presented $500 checks to the law enforcement association, fire department, and the American Legion. The EMS received a $500 voucher toward its awards banquet.

New ag agent joins

Currituck Extension

Currituck County Cooperative Extension welcomed Jody Carpenter as the newest member of its staff on Nov. 8.

Carpenter will be serving as the agriculture agent for Currituck County. He will oversee the entire Agriculture program and provide expertise and educational programming specifically in the areas of field crops, local foods, consumer horticulture and pesticide education.

Carpenter comes to Currituck from West Virginia where he was a lifelong participant in Extension educational programming and most recently managed an area-wide farmers market. He has been a member of and coached nationally ranked soils judging and dairy bowl teams both from his local area and at the collegiate level at West Virginia University.

Cameron Lowe, County Extension Director stated, “We are very excited to have Jody on board. I am confident that his engaging personality, educational background, and passion for the Extension system will allow him to serve our agricultural community here in Currituck exceptionally well.”

Holiday baskets

delivered to families

Sixty baskets were filled for delivery to needy families for Thanksgiving, thanks to a cooperative effort between the First Church of the Nazarene and Hall Ford Hyundai / Hall Honda. The support center for Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools received the baskets on Tuesday for distribution to families that were identified by the support center. Both local businesses and individuals contributed to the effort, including donations for turkey gift cards as well as canned and boxed goods to round out a full Thanksgiving meal. 

Agents of month

are announced

The Sales and Listing Agents of the Month for October for Long and Foster have been announced.

Rhonda Twiddy was named Sales Agent of the Month. Twiddy is a native and lifelong resident of the Albemarle Area and serves in leadership roles in several community organizations. She was a A Multi-Million Dollar Producer in 2015 and 2016.

Jean Baker was Listing Agent of the Month. She joined Long and Foster in 2004 to pursue a career in real estate and has been Sales and Listing Agent of the Month many times over the years and is a multi-million dollar producer. She is an eight-term Elizabeth City City Councilwoman and serves in leadership roles for a variety of organizations

NC Maritime History

Council lauds Butler

 The North Carolina Maritime History Council presented Lindley Butler with the Harry Thompson Award during its conference in Corolla on Nov. 2-4. Butler, a senior North Carolina historian living in Wentworth, spoke about his research about the Proprietary Period during the conference. This award is only the second given out by the council, reported council member Barbara Snowden. Kicking off the series of workshops was Joe Schwarzer, who is chairman of the NCMHC and the head of the Maritime Museums in North Carolina.