Pender Education Partnership sponsors Second Annual State of Education and Economy event

BURGAW – Pender Education Partnership (PEP), a non-profit foundation established to enhance educational opportunities and assist public school educators, will sponsor the Second Annual State of Education and Economy. The event will be hosted by Wilmington Box Co., 151 Industrial Dr. in Burgaw, on Oct. 17. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program will begin at 5:30 p.m.

“We welcome business leaders, our chambers of commerce, elected officials, and parents of Pender County students to the State of Education and Economy,” said David Stipe, PEP President. “Our first State of Education and Economy was well attended.”

Dr. Steven Hill, superintendent of Pender County Schools, will update the community on successes and challenges facing the district. He will be joined by Cape Fear Community College President Jim Morton and Pender County Manager Chad McEwen.

“Our community is experiencing rapid growth and it is important that we stay in tune with the growth of our schools and business community,” said Stipe.

Wilmington Box Co. will offer tours of their facility. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served beginning at 5 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and will conclude before 7 p.m.

To RSVP, visit the Pender Education Partnership website at https://pendereducationpartnership.org/events/.

Pender Education Partnership is a 501 (c) 3 foundation with a mission of providing educator mini-grants and senior scholarships. For more information visit their webpage or Facebook page or contact a board member.

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Veterans Resource Day

Pender County Veterans Services will hold a Veterans Resource Day to provide information about Veterans benefits. Please join us on October 11th from 9am to 11am in the main hall of the Hampstead Annex building. County Veteran representatives along with the VET Center, NC Serves and other Veterans organizations will be on hand.

For more information please call us at 910-270-5005

VRD Oct 11th

Veterans Resource Day

Pender County Veterans Services will hold a Veterans Resource Day to provide information about Veterans benefits. Please join us on October 11th from 9am to 11am in the main hall of the Hampstead Annex building. County Veteran representatives along with the VET Center, NC Serves and other Veterans organizations will be on hand.

For more information please call us at 910-270-5005

VRD Oct 11th

Medication Disposal Event

FREE Medication Disposal Event!

Saturday October 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dispose of your outdated medications. All medications will be accepted. Syringes and other sharps accepted.

View the flyer for more information and drop-off locations.

Pesticide Recycling Event

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION IN BURGAW IS ORGANIZING

 PESTICIDE CHEMICALS DISPOSAL DAY!

 October 15th 10am – 2pm

Driveway behind an Agriculture Building

801 S WALKER STREET BURGAW NC 28425

 Please call 910 259-1235 for more details.

Pender County Health named best in the state

BURGAW – The North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA) named Pender County’s health department the 2019 “Health Department of the Year.” The award was presented during the association’s annual fall conference in Greensboro, Sept. 25-27.

“It was a huge surprise and a tremendous honor,” said Carolyn Moser, Pender County Health and Human Services director.

The NCPHA honors outstanding public health departments annually. The association categorizes each department by service population. Pender County Health Department won in the “Large” category for a population of 60,000 or more.

“The association presented us a check for $1,000,” said Moser. “The award will be used for employee continuing education.”

“We are very proud of our public health department,” said Randell Woodruff, Pender County manager. “Under Ms. Moser’s leadership, our health department has received numerous awards and accolades. Our congratulations go out to Ms. Moser and the incredible health department staff.”

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Genealogy Research Workshop by Tetterton offered at Pender County Library

BURGAW – Popular genealogy research speaker Beverly Tetterton will present two free workshops at Pender County Library in Burgaw on Saturday, Oct. 19. Attendees can attend one or both workshops, but preregistration is required due to limited seating. The library at 103 S. Cowan St. is home to the Dallas Herring Carolina Heritage Research Center.

The 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. morning session will be an introduction to family history, research, census records, vital statistics, passenger and immigration lists, and cemetery records. The afternoon session from 1:30 – 3 p.m. covers research in newspapers, church records, land and tax records, wills and estates, military records, and a brief bit about DNA Research.

You may preregister online at:  bit.ly/pcl-genealogy or by calling the library at 910-259-1234.

An optional lunch between sessions is available for $9, payable in advance to Friends of Pender County Library. An array of sandwiches, wraps, sides, and beverages will be available. Payment can be mailed to the library at PO Box 879, Burgaw, NC 28425 or delivered by Oct. 17. Several restaurants are also nearby.

Beverly Tetterton was a research librarian in the North Carolina Room at the New Hanover County Public Library for 31 years. She was a pioneer in digital archives, creating the first in North Carolina. She went on to create numerous digital archive collections which include thousands of historic photographs of the Cape Fear Region. In 2004, she won two awards for Port City Architecture: the Solpa Award for best Library digitization project in the Southeast United States, and the David Brinkley Preservation Award. In 2001, the Raleigh News & Observer named her Tar Heel of the Week.

Tetterton served on the Boards of the Historic Wilmington Foundation, the Bellamy Mansion Museum, Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies, North Carolina Genealogical Society, and the Old New Hanover Genealogical Society.  She chaired the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s House Plaque Committee for 30 years.  She served on Wilmington’s Historic Preservation Commission for a decade.  She authored the City’s Riverwalk History Plaques and chaired the Wilmington Convention Center’s Arts and Decoration Committee (which was responsible for its gallery of historic photographs). She and her husband Glenn live in a more than century-old home in Wilmington’s historic district.

The Dallas Herring Carolina Heritage Research Center was formed by the merging of Dr. Herring’s renown genealogy collection of Rose Hill, Duplin County with the Pender County Library’s collection in 2014. In 2016, the library acquired the research collection files of Claude H. Moore of Turkey, Sampson County.

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DR-4393 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Public Notice

JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL PUBLIC NOTICE

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and North Carolina Emergency Management have received the following applications for Federal grant funding. Notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s consideration to provide funding in the form of a Hazard Mitigation Grant.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and provide public notices of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12892 also requires FEMA to provide an opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations.

Funding for the proposed projects will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

  1. Applicant: Pender County, North Carolina

Project Title: Pender County Acquisition Project

Location of Proposed Work: The area affected by this project consists of potentially 151 properties located on the following streets in Pender County: Ashley Lane, Branch Drive, Daniel Road, Hot Ridge Road, Hoover Road, NC Hwy 210, Lizard Lick Trail, Buckle Road, River Bend Road, Lacers Way, Hickory Hill Lane, S Holly Shelter Estates Road, Shelter Creek Drive, Little Pond Road, US Hwy 117 N, Moore Town Road, Deerfield Court, Martinez Lane, George Washington  Hales Drive, Honeysuckle Road, Sportsman Drive, Pinkney Road, Beaver Trail, Copperhead Lane, Heading Bluff  Road, Lucilles Place, Red Hawk Lane, Melissa Lane, Canetuck Road, Whitestocking Road, Stag Park Road, Borough Road, Horseshoe Lane, Shelter Cove Road, Burgaw Creek Loop Road, Knollwood Drive, Chorley Road, Shane Pridgen Road, Oakmont Drive, Oxbow Landing, Rattlesnake Road, River Trail, River Birch Road, Bumpy Lane, Morgan Cove Road, Shaw Hwy, Broadwater Lane, Old River Acres Drive, W Huckleberry Way, Orchid Road, Battleground Road, Rhyne Road, Croomsbridge Road, NC Hwy 11, White Tail Lane, Thankful Road, Big Eagle Road, Northeast Drive,  NC Hwy 53 E, Ivanhoe Road, Ballards Lane, Woodpecker Pkwy, US Hwy 117 S and Sandy Bend Road,

Maps of the project areas associated with the grant applications can be reviewed by contacting Mr. Kyle Breuer at 910-259-1202.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

This will be a voluntary acquisition program. For all property owners who decide to participate in this voluntary program, the properties will be acquired using HMGP grant funds. The properties will be deeded as open space in perpetuity and will be allowed to revert to their natural state.

Project Alternatives:

Not taking a mitigation action is an option, but not an acceptable one. The reasoning for rejecting the No Action Alternative is that doing so will not mitigate any risks.  The entire project area would remain in danger from future flood events. Without acquiring these structures, damages and the risk of potential loss of life will continue to be a threat.

The second alternative is to elevate the structures. However, the most effective mitigation action is to remove the structures completely from the high-risk area, thereby eliminating any future risk to the structure. These homeowners prefer acquisition and complete elimination of their risk, so elevation is considered a less preferable option.

 

  1. Applicant: Pender County, North Carolina

Project Title: Pender County Elevation Project

Location of Proposed Work: The area affected by this project consists of potentially 82 properties located on the following streets in Pender County: Bumpy Lane, Lands End Court, NC Hwy 53 E, Shelter Creek Drive, Mallard Roost Drive, Ballards Lane, Big Eagle Road, Lizard Lick Trail, Hot Ridge Road, Moore Town Road, River Walk, Ivanhoe Road, River Bend Drive, Old Ramsey Road, Pinkney Road, Widow Moore Drive, Boyce Road, Croomsbridge Road, Estate Road, Watts Landing Road, Horseshoe Lane, Whitestocking Road, Broadwater Lane, Sea Manor Drive, Trixie Way, Little Kinston Road, NC Hwy 210, Fontanel Lake Drive, Knollwood Drive, Thankful Road, Cove Road, Shaw Hwy, Stag Park Road, Juniper Lane, Bowers Lane, Heading Bluff Road, Brown Moore Road, NC Hwy 50, Cape Fear Drive, George Washington Hales Drive, Old Maple Hill Road, Webbtown Road and US Hwy 117 N.

Maps of the project areas associated with the grant applications can be reviewed by contacting Mr. Kyle Breuer at 910-259-1202.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

This will be a voluntary elevation program. For all property owners who decide to participate in this voluntary program, the properties will be elevated using HMGP grant funds.

Project Alternatives:

Not taking a mitigation action is an option, but not an acceptable one. The reasoning for rejecting the No Action Alternative is that doing so will not mitigate any risks.  The entire project area would remain in danger from future flood events.

The second alternative is to elevate the structures. However, the most effective mitigation action is to remove the structures completely from the high-risk area, thereby eliminating any future risk to the structure. These homeowners prefer acquisition and complete elimination of their risk, so elevation is considered a less preferable option.

Comment Period:
Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to Pender County, Attn: Mr. Kyle Breuer, or emailed kbreuer@pendercountync.gov by November 3, 2019.

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