Celebrations, June 24

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Ann Hoffman (left), co-chair of the Women Givers of Northeastern North Carolina and Jamie Koch, director of the Elizabeth City Family YMCA, address the ceremony for the award presentations by The Northern Albemarle Community Foundation and the Women Givers of Northeastern North Carolina held earlier this month at YMCA at the Pines.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Foundation awards $25,000 in area grants

The boards of advisors of the Northern Albemarle Community Foundation and the Women Givers of Northeastern North Carolina announced $25,430 in local awards from its community grant-making fund, according to James Watson, NACF board president.

This year’s grants include:

$2,500 to the Albemarle Commission Senior Nutrition Program for the Meals on Wheels program;

$2,000 to Albemarle Hopeline for general operating support;

$1,500 to Albemarle Family YMCA Summer Camp program;

$500 to Arts of the Albemarle for summer camp scholarships;

$4,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of Elizabeth City for the Summer Brain Gain Summer Camp program;

$3,000 to Elizabeth City First United Methodist Church, Inc. for the La Casa Summer Reading Camps program;

$1,500 to Kids First, Inc. for the Child Abuse Treatment project;

$2,500 to the Perquimans County Mentoring/Restitution Group for the Youth Mentoring program;

$1,800 to the Perquimans County Schools Foundation, Inc. for the Partners In Education program;

$1,000 to the Perquimans County Schools Foundation, Inc. for the Water Turtles - Swim Lessons for Kindergarteners program;

$650 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for the Star Pupils Northern Albemarle program in Gates County;

$1,980 to the River City Community Development Corporation for the Group Workcamp Home Repair program;

$1,000 to SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina for the Hope Care Fund for Homeless Animals;

$1,000 to Special Olympics North Carolina for Special Olympics North Carolina in Camden, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties.

Ann Hoffman, co-chair of the Women Givers of Northeastern NC, thanked the group for its support. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so important to our community,” she said.

Watson thanked the community for its continued generosity. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals that have supported the Northern Albemarle Community Fund and our work to inspire philanthropy across our community,” he said.

Two new staffers added at Historic Edenton

Historic Edenton has announced the addition of two new staffers to its tourism operations.

Alex Tobias and Lauren Burgess will be part of the team at Historic Edenton.

Tobias graduated from Providence College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in English/Creative Writing and a minor in Classics. She recently moved to Edenton from Providence, R,I., where she was employed as an operations administrator and degree record processor in the Student Academic Services office at Johnson & Wales University.

She has been learning about the colonial era since she was young, and said she is excited to bring her passion for history and her professional experience in working with the public to the Historic Edenton State Historic Site.

Burgess, a native of Norfolk, Va., was raised in North Carolina. She graduated from Elizabeth City State University in December of 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in History.

While in college, Lauren was on the Vikings’ volleyball team and the bowling team.

Most recently, she just returned from a study abroad trip in Eastern Europe where she got to experience the people and history in each of the counties she toured. Lauren said she has a passion for history and is excited about learning all she can while being an interpreter at Historic Edenton State Historic Site.

Klett completes basic training for the Air Force 

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kenneth E. Klett graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Klett is the son of Carolyn S. and Howard E. Klett and brother of Katrina A. Klett of Elizabeth City.

He is a 2015 graduate of Northeastern High School.

Meads named to honor roll at Bismarck State College

Timothy Meads of Elizabeth City has been named to the President's Honor Roll for the Spring 2018 semester at Bismarck State College.

Students must maintain at least a 3.50 grade point on a 4.00 scale while enrolled in at least 12 semester hours of classes to qualify for the BSC President's Honor Roll.

"As in all endeavors, doing something and doing it well are two different things. The BSC students whom are being recognized on the President's Honor Roll are certainly 'doing it well' at Bismarck State College. We're proud of them all," said BSC President Dr. Larry C. Skogen. Bismarck is a community college in Bismarck, N.D.

Anton on Dean’s List at Grove City College

Nicolette Anton, of Edenton, was named to Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester at Grove City College in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Anton, a junior, is a 2015 graduate of John A. Holmes High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erik Anton (Vivian) from Edenton.

Students eligible for the Dean's List have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59.

Grove City College is Christian liberal arts and sciences college that equips students to pursue their unique callings through an academic and Christ-centered learning and living experience.

Bangle makes Wake Forest Dean's List

Brandi Bangle, of South Mills, has been named to Wake Forest University's Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester.

Students who achieve a 3.4 and no grade below a C were named to the list at Wake Forest, which is located in Winston-Salem. She is a Camden County High School graduate and the daughter of Ronda and Belvin Bangle III. 

Jameses are top agents for Taylor Mueller 

Norma James, broker in charge of Taylor Mueller Realty, was named the Listing Agent for the Month of May.

James took the honor by listing more than $1.1 million in real estate for the month.

Also, Travis James was named the Sales Agent for May with sales of $670,000 dollars.