Celebrations, May 26

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The Elizabeth City Rotary Club awarded $21,000 in scholarships to 12 of the area's graduating seniors during the club's annual Rotary Scholarship Program held May 21 at YMCA at the Pines. The recipients include: Piper Werts of Pasquotank County High School, Lauren Winslow of Northeastern High School, Hannah Umphlett of Northeastern Academy of Aerospace and Advanced Technologies, Lauren Cox of NEAAAT, Jorim Cole of NEAAAT, Sarah Spencer of NEAAAT, William Brickhouse of Camden County High School, Madison Berry of Camden County Early College High School, Blair Crider of Camden County High School, Clay Guill of Camden County High School, Janiyah Sutton of Camden County High School and Kacie Horton of Camden County High School.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Lassiter completes leadership program

Josh Lassiter, vice chancellor of business and finance at Elizabeth City State University, graduated May 9 from the Leadership North Carolina Program.

The ceremony for the the program’s 26th class included 56 civic and community leaders from across the state.

Each year LNC chooses a class of established and emerging leaders from across the state to participate in the program. Leadership North Carolina’s Class XXVI comprises top leaders from the government, business, nonprofit, and education sectors.

Leadership North Carolina’s mission is to inform, develop, and engage committed leaders by broadening their understanding of and involvement in issues and opportunities facing North Carolina. The Leadership North Carolina Program cultivates a network of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who share a deep commitment to their state. There are more than 1,200 graduates of the program whose continued ties to LNC and to one another provide them with rich opportunities for serving North Carolina.

Members of LNC Class XXVI learned about issues critical to the state through discussions with top officials and professionals, field trips, and experiential learning activities. LNC’s sessions focused on five key areas: economic development, education, environment, government, and health and human services.

LNC sessions are held around the state, highlighting the social, geographic, and economic diversity of North Carolina. The members of Class XXVI visited Boone, Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, Wilmington, and Asheville. Through LNC’s program, participants gained new insight into North Carolina’s strengths and challenges and developed their own priorities for ways they can improve and empower their communities and the state as a whole.

The application period for LNC Class XXVII (2019 - 2020) opened May 20 and will remain open through June 28. To find out more about Leadership North Carolina, visit: www.leadershipnc.org.

Sterritt gets PhD in English from Ilinois U.

Brooks Sterritt, a native of Elizabeth City and a 2002 graduate of Northeastern High School, was awarded the PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Sunday, May 12.

Sterritt in August will become a tenure track assistant professor of English at the University of Houston at Victoria, Texas.

Sterritt is a 2007 graduate of Wake Forest University with a major in German, and a 2012 graduate of Emerson College in Boston, with a master's degree in Creative Writing. He is the son of Bill and Patricia Sterritt of Elizabeth City.

Montero serves as page in N.C. Senate

Emma Reese Montero, a student at Northeastern High School, recently served as a page in the N.C. State Senate.

She is the daughter of Andy and Karin Montero of Elizabeth City.

She was sponsored by Sen. Bob Steinburg and appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger.

North Carolina high school students in grades 9 through 12 serve as pages when the General Assembly is in session. They perform valuable duties for the senators and their office staff. They attend daily senate sessions, committee meetings, and assist staff members with office duties during the week they serve in the Legislature.

North graduates from Coastal Carolina University

Amber North of Elizabeth City was among more than 1,200 students awarded degrees at Coastal Carolina University on May 10-11.

North earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.

Rawls, Maus receive scholarships 

Delta Kappa Gamma Pi Chapter Scholarship Chairman Claudia Twiford recently recognized Rebecca Rawls as the Pi Chapter Grant-in-Aid Scholarship recipient for 2018.

Rawls, a senior at Elizabeth City State University majoring in comprehensive science, was presented a $500 check by President Kris Johnson during the group’s recent quarterly meeting, held at Cypress Creek Restaurant 

Celeste Maus, DKG Pi Chapter Member, was presented the Emily Jackson Duke Scholarship to pursue an advanced degree in environmental education. Maus is currently serving as one of the Albemarle Area’s Soil and Water Administrative Conservative Educators. 

Morrisette, Gardner, Wilson L&F top agents 

Sales agent of the month and listing agents for the month in April were announced recently by Long and Foster’s Phyllis Bosomworth and Erin Nixon.

Sales Agent of the Month is Debbie Morrisette. A native of the Albemarle area, she began her real estate career in 2004 and has received many awards for her real estate achievements. She has earned the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation, GREEN designation, SRF, ResMil and the GRI designations.

Listing Agent of the Month is the Gardner Team - Diana Gardner and Terry Wilson. Gardner holds several real estate designations and certifications and has spent over a decade working to secure the right property for buyers or secure an offer quickly for sellers. Originally from New Jersey, she is a graduate of Rutgers University. Gardner devotes time to community groups and has held numerous positions on local non-profit boards. 

Wilson is a lifelong resident of Elizabeth City, and served four years active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard.