Ruritan Club hosts annual chitlin' cook
By Miles Layton
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Based on travels in our region, here are a few notes gathered from various venues.
In Washington County, Mid County Ruritan Club hosted its annual chitlin' cook last Saturday. For those who don't know, chitlins are made from the small intestines of a pig, although the intestines of cattle and other animals can be used. Between 75-90 people attended the event.
According to Jonni Kephart, the Ruritans sold roughly 110 pounds of chitlins. For those folks who want to try some Southern cuisine, there is still some available for sale at $9 per pound. For information, contact Bobby Kephart 252-312-7381.
In other business, the NC Board of Education recently gave its blessin to a new charter school in Washington County. Pocosin Innovative Charter – grades K-8 – will be opening August. The state provides low- to moderate-income families up to $4,200 a year to pay for tuition to attend private schools.
In other news, Washington County's EMS Director Jennifer O'Neal accepted delivery Monday for two brand new ambulances.
Also, Joanne Floyd remains as Plymouth's interim town manager. During town council's most recent meeting, council members voted 3-2 to approve her appointment. Her salary is $59,000 per year.
In other news, residents and business owners in the Town of Columbia are reminded that they are required to have street numbers clearly visible on the front of houses and business locations. Such numbers are necessary to provide effective law enforcement, emergency services and other public services within the town. They are especially important during natural disasters such as the flooding of streets and lawns.
The Town Ordinance requires that numbers be displayed in a conspicuous place on the front of all primary buildings on a property. The numbers should be in a color and size legible enough to be seen by the public from the street in front of the building. The minimum size of the number in Arabic numerals should be at least 4 inches high.
“Folks paint and remodel and often forget to replace the street numbers,” according to Town Manager Rhett B. White. “Periodically we need to be reminded that street numbers are important and are required.”
Persons failing to display the numbers may face a fine.
Per Hyde County, for folks who need another reason to take the ferry to island, the Ocracoke Civic & Business Association will host the 2nd Annual Ocracoke Island-Wide Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13. The rain date is April 14. Ocracoke Island residents and businesses will haul down the treasures from their attics and closets. Items to be sold include crafts, home goods, tools, furniture, artwork, clothing, toys, decoys, jewelry, accessories and more.
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