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College of The Albemarle Board of Trustee member Arthur Tillett (left) was sworn in for another term by Eula E. Reid, District Court Judge, at the board’s Oct. 16 meeting. Tillett, who will serve as the vice chair, is assistant superintendent for Dare County Schools.

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

‘Grow To Eat’ program wins state award

The Chowan-Gates-Perquimans Master Gardeners’ “Grow To Eat” collaboration with local food pantries under the direction of Chowan Extension Agent Katy Shook, recently was awarded first place in a statewide Master Gardener Search for Excellence recognition program.

The “Grow To Eat” program took first place in the community service category, earning the Extension $200 which will be used for its support. This award was presented by the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Endowment Committee.

The “Grow To Eat” program was the idea of Master Gardner Betty Onufrak who also volunteers her time at a local food pantry. She became aware of how many food pantry clients were living both without adequate nutrition and without the knowledge or resources needed to grow food for themselves.

The project’s goal was to find a way to provide food pantry clientele with easy, safe and productive methods of growing produce at home with the hope of improving their nutrition.

Plans for next year are now in the works, again supported by a generous grant from the Vidant Chowan Hospital Foundation. This year’s money will allow the project to buy pregrown plants for next spring’s distribution along with supplies needed to advertise and facilitate plant distribution.

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.

Woman’s club holds annual fall meeting

The General Federation Woman's Club of North Carolina, District Nine held their Annual Fall Meeting on Oct. 6 in South Mills.

During the meeting, the clubs in attendance donated 93 items for the Hopeline in Elizabeth City. Donna Harrell, 1st Vice President and member of the Camden Woman's Club, delivered the donations.

Members in attendance were from the Ahoskie Woman's Club, Ahoskie Jr. Woman's Club, Camden Woman's Club, Edenton Woman's Club, Elizabeth City Woman's Club, Elizabeth City Jr. Woman's Club, Junior Woman's Club of Perquimans County, Outer Banks Woman's Club and Roanoke Island Woman's Club.  Members in attendance also donated toys for the Kids First , Inc in Elizabeth City .

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.

Moyock resident graduates from James Madison

Taylor Danielle Abrams of Moyock, graduated with a degree in Health Sciences from James Madison University during the Aug. 4 commencement exercises.

Abrams was among more than 730 students who received undergraduate, master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.

Delta Kappa Gamma Pi Chapter Holds Meeting

Delta Kappa Gamma Pi Chapter recently held their meeting at Mid-Atlantic Christian University with President Kris Johnson presiding.

Scholarship Chairman Claudia Twiford recognized Leah Nicole Maclin as the Pi Chapter Scholarship recipient for 2018. Maclin, a senior at MACU majoring in education, was presented a $500 check by President Kris Johnson.

Cheryl Luton, Director of Teacher Education at MACU, and Ms. Maclin presented an informative powerpoint presentation on their trip this summer to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to teach English to a group of Methodist pastors. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. 

Wilson recognized for community outreach

Marilyn Joyce Wilson, of Perquimans County, was recognized recently is a faithful member of Praise Temple Outreach Ministry in Edenton.

Wilson, who was noted for her integrity during a recent ceremony, serves on the ministerial staff and praise team, is a Sunday school teacher and carries the title of a Prophetess. She is always willing to assist in the ministry wherever there is a need.