Pasquotank AARP chapter names 10 honorees

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The Pasquotank County AARP honored 10 people at its 4th Annual Recogntion Program held on May 17. Shown at the event are (l-r), Claudie Mackey, Fentress T. Morris, official program welcomer Avis Davis, Janetta Williams, Clarence E. Lewis Sr, Bill Sterritt and (front) Raymond R. Rivers with local chapter president Mary Walker (far right). Honorees not shown include Sarah Felton, Thelma L. Oneal, Albert C. Robinson Jr., and Namanuel White.


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Ten individuals were honored during the Pasquotank County Chapter AARP 4th Annual Recognition Program last month.

Elizabeth City Mayor Bettie Parker was guest speaker for the program, which was themed, "Extra-Ordinary Citizens Doing Extra-Ordinary Things." Mistress of ceremonies was Mary Walker, chapter president.

The event was held May 17 at Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church. The organization also acknowledged May as Older Americans Month.

The honorees for the year include: Sarah Felton, Clarence E. Lewis Sr., Claudie Mackey, Fentress T. Morris, Thelma L. Oneal, Raymond Rivers Sr., Albert C. Robinson Jr., Bill Sterritt, Namanuel White and Jenetta Williams.

Turdici is Chowan-Perquimans Habitat top volunteer

Jim Turdici was named 2017 Volunteer of the Year for the Chowan-Perquimans Habitat for Humanity last month.

Members surprised Turdici on May 22 with the award as he arrival at the Habitat ReStore to pick-up and deliver donations for the day. Turdici jokingly said, “I really appreciate being recognized for my volunteering but I have an appointment to pick-up cabinets at 9 a.m.!”

Turdici, who lives in Elizabeth City, drives to Edenton twice a week to pick-up donations throughout Perquimans and Chowan counties, covering Hertford, the Albemarle Plantation, Rocky Hock and Edenton. He generously volunteers his time as well as his resources to include the use of his truck as well as gas mileage to support Habitat’s mission and goals.

Turdici is always looking for opportunities and items to organize and expand the ReStore products. His knowledge of antiques and other collectibles has enabled Habitat to appropriately price all donations. 

The C-P Habitat for Humanity can always use extra hands or willing people with a truck and some time on a “stand-by” list for pick-ups. For more information, stop by the ReStore on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or visit the website at cph4h.org.

Morning Rotary recognizes Coast Guard personnel

The Elizabeth City Morning Rotary Club recently recognized  the U.S. Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City Aviation Logistics Center (ALC), and Aviation Technical Training Center (ATTC) Persons of the Quarter and Year.

ALC Enlisted Person of the Quarter is AET1 Craig McCrodden who was accompanied by his supervisor, AMTC Matthew Youngs. Base Enlisted Person of the Quarter is IT1 Matthew Cole who was accompanied by his supervisor, ITC Shawn Gibson. Base Enlisted Person of the Year is HST3 Andrew Paiyarat who was accompanied by his supervisor, HSCS Luis Muniz. ATTC Enlisted Person of the Year is AET1 Zachary Atchison who was accompanied by his supervisor, AETC Marcotte.

COA holds BLET recognition ceremony

Several program graduates were honored last month during College of The Albemarle’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program recognition ceremony.

The ceremony was held May 16 at the Elizabeth City Campus.

Dr. Robert Wynegar, President of COA, welcomed completing students, family members, local law enforcement instructors and sponsors, and friends to the ceremony.

During the 16 weeks of training, the students complete 646 contact hours, 36 distinct blocks of instruction with 36 topical tests and multiple practical exams. Those cover firearms, driving, traffic crash, patrol techniques, domestic violence, criminal investigation, CPR/first responders, rapid deployment, explosive and hazardous materials emergency and subject control arrest techniques practical exams. Students also must completed the Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT) followed by the state exam.

Special recognition was awarded to Trevor Bruce as the group’s honor graduate, and Jonathan Liles as “Top Gun.”

Trevor Bruce received the “Iron Man” award for having the highest average fitness level, and Tiffany Walston received the “Law Enforcement Excellence” award for exhibiting exceptional law enforcement qualities. Nicholas Wooten received the Driver Supreme award.

Crouse on Deans List at Samford University

Lauren W. Crouse of Elizabeth Cty was named to the spring 2018 Dean's List at Samford University in Alabama.

Crouse is a senior nursing Accel 2nd Deg BSN (U) major and attended Seoul Foreign School.

To qualify for the dean's list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework. Dean's List is the highest academic recognition given by the school at the end of each semester. This past semester, nearly 1,400 students qualified.

Fall industrial tech programs open for enrollment

College of The Albemarle  announced the open registration for its industrial technology programs for fall 2018.

Job vacancies in electrical, HVAC, machining and welding continue to rise as employers need trained workers to fill these positions both locally and in Virginia. COA has partnered with businesses such as Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation, B&M Contractors and Gene Haas to provide scholarships.

There are three $1,000 scholarships open for machining in 2018-2019. For more information, contact COA at 335-0821.