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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Mountains to Sea Trail birthday hike rescheduled for Sept. 28 2019

CURRIE – The Mountains to Sea Trail (MST) birthday hike at Moores Creek National Battlefield will take place Sept. 28, starting at 10 a.m.

The hike was originally set for Sept. 7, but Hurricane Dorian’s visit to the coast postponed the hike.

“This is a belated birthday hike,” said Tammy Proctor, Pender County tourism director. “But our goal is unchanged – to discover and celebrate the Mountains to Sea Trail.”

In Currie at the Moores Creek National Battlefield, hikers will trek the historic site of North Carolina first Patriots’ victory. Cross the Moores Creek Bridge and view the only monument dedicated to the women of the Revolutionary War. The majority of the approximate 1-mile trail is paved.

We encourage walkers, hikers, and joggers to meet at the visitor’s center at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28,” said Proctor.

“The hike is free to the public,” said Proctor. “Moores Creek National Battlefield is conveniently located to Brunswick and New Hanover counties.  We encourage all residents to visit the only national park in Southeastern North Carolina.”

Register online at www.mountainstoseatrail.org/birthdayhike.

The Mountains to Sea Trail was first proposed in 1977 by Howard Lee who was then the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The 1,179-mile trail begins at Clingman’s Dome and concludes in Jockey’s Ridge State Park. The trail enters Pender County at the Bladen County line outside of Kelly and continues through Moores Creek National Battlefield, historic downtown Burgaw, the Holly Shelter Gameland, through Surf City, and up the beach to the Onslow County line.

For more information, visit mountainstoseatrail.org or call the Pender County tourism office at 910-259-1278.

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