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Celebrations, Oct. 28

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The Guardian ad Litem Program for the First Judicial District recently swore in four new Guardian ad Litem Child Advocates. Among the new advocates are: (l-r, front) Gary Reed of Dare County, Patricia Leonard of Pasquotank County and Karen Wright of Perquimans County. Judge Meader Harriss (right) conducted the swearing-in ceremony.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Guardian ad Litem gains four new advocates

The Guardian ad Litem Program for the First Judicial District recently swore in four new Guardian ad Litem Child Advocates.

Among the new advocates are Gary Reed of Dare County, Patricia Leonard of Pasquotank County, and Karen Wright of Perquimans County.

Guardian ad Litem training took place at the College of the Albemarle Aviation Center in Barco. Volunteers from Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties participated in the 30-hour training.

Volunteers received training on the role of government agencies in child welfare, namely the Department of Social Services, their policy and practices. Training covers an introduction to child welfare law and the child protection system within the courts. Developing cultural competence, understanding families and children are just some of the areas of study.

Guardian ad Litem child advocate trainees get practical instruction on communication, court report writing and appearing in court. For more information contact the Guardian ad Litem Office at 252-331-4755.

Ruritans deliver supplies to storm victims

Albemarle District Ruritan Governor Tim Spitler along with Steve Congdon, a fellow club member, carried a truckload of much-needed items to the flood victims in the Cape Fear area on Oct. 13.

Several clubs came together and donated cases of water, baby diapers, baby wipes, rubber gloves, disinfectants, bleach, paper towels, mops, brooms, buckets, dog and cat food for their pets, along with hygiene products, tooth brushes, and tooth paste. There are so many things that we use every day without thinking, but when you don’t have these things that we take for granted it makes you stop and think differently.

They all just want to come together and help those that have been through such an ordeal from the two hurricanes, Florence and Michael, that we can’t imagine. You do not have to be a Ruritan to help in this situation, just a caring human being. 

Terryberry named to Biola U. dean's list

Natalie Terryberry was named to Biola University's Dean's List for academic excellence.

Terryberry, from Elizabeth City, was one of about 1,500 students named to the dean's list for the spring 2018 semester. Students who achieved a grade point average of 3.60 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.20 are placed on the dean's list.

Currituck Sharpshooters at state tourney

Eight members of the Currituck County 4-H Sharpshooters qualified to compete in the 2018 N.C. State Shooting Sports Tournament as a result of their scores at the Eastern Region Qualifying Tournament held in Columbia at the Easter 4-H Center last August.

The Senior Rifle (Open Sight) team, consisting of Kaitlyn Carey, Justin Noon and Bode Fredrick,  placed third in the team competition, with Kaitlyn Carey placing first overall scoring 288 out of 300. Kaitlyn also competed as an individual in the Small Bore Pistol discipline, placing third overall. Senior team member Tucker Melton competed as an individual in the Telescopic Rifle competition. The Junior Rifle team consisting of Jacob Murray, Emma Solley, Robert Worrell, and Kilynn Brinkley who placed sixth in team competition. Jacob Murray also competed in the Junior Shotgun discipline placing 18th overall.

Senior (ages 14-18) team members Kaitlyn Carey, Tucker Melton, and Bode Fredrick earned a tryout for the NC 4-H National Shooting Sports Team as a result of their State Tournament scores and will be competing Oct. 20 at Millstone 4-H Camp in Ellerbe NC.

Two Mediacom employees earn recognition

Two local Mediacom employees earned top customer service awards during an awards ceremony held at Mediacom’s Regional Operations Center in Dagsboro, DE.

Andrew Plumley, of Edenton, was recognized with the “People’s Choice” award for his work as a broadband specialist in the technical operations field. Plumley was awarded based on customer satisfactory surveys and has been employed with Mediacom for two years.

John Hamer, of Windsor, was awarded the “Area Operations Employee of the Year” award for his work as a headend specialist where he’s responsible for routine maintenance and technical support for Mediacom networks. Hamer has been employed with Mediacom for 12 years.

Currituck Chamber welcomes dental office

The Currituck Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting for Currituck Dental, a full service general, cosmetic and multi-specialty dental office in Moyock.

Dr. Kaleb C. Thomson, DMD, Owner and Dr. Ricky Gray, DDS, Associate Dentist were both on hand to take guest on a tour of the high-tech dental office.

The new office provides a variety dental services, including teeth whitening, cleanings, crowns, dentures, implants, orthodontia, cosmetic dentistry, general and family dental care and more.

Currituck Dental is located at 112 Currituck Commercial Drive, Moyock, North Carolina 27958 252-232-0800 and 408 E. Colonial Ave, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 252-335-4341. 

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