September 21, 2008

New Glass Crusher to Be Shown

DARE COUNTY | Dare County will unveil and demonstrate its new glass crusher at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Public Works Facility at 1018 Driftwood Drive in Manteo.

The glass crusher eliminates the costs of transporting bottles to re cycling companies and will save the county about $30,000 a year. The crushed glass will be available free to Dare County residents to use for paths and gardens.

The public is invited to attend the event and a luncheon, followed by a tour of the facility. Reservations are required for lunch. Call (252) 475-5903 to a reserve a space.

Camden County

Church offers women's study

The Church of the Redeemer will be holding the Christian women's study "Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed: A Study of David" in seven sessions. The group will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 30.

DVDs featuring Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore and Kay Arthur will be used in the interactive discussion. Study materials are $12.95.

For more information, call (252) 337-7177 or (252) 337-7178.

Currituck County

Story times for kids offered

The Currituck County library will hold story time for ages 3 to 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 16.

Toddler Time will be offered for those 18 months to 2 years old from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 18.

For more information, call (252) 453-8345.

Womanless pageant is benefit

The Currituck County Law Enforcement Association will be holding its Womanless Beauty Pageant at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Currituck County Middle School.

The event is a fund raiser for a program to take children Christmas shopping and give them a pizza party.

The event will feature contestants from the Currituck County Sheriff's Office and law enforcement association members.

Donations - monetary or gift items - are being accepted for this event . Business donations will be acknowledged in the event's program and on the Web site.

Tickets are $7; children younger than 12 are free with non perishable items.

For more information or ticket sales, call (252) 453-8204 or visit

Wine festival sets season finale

It's the last of the season for the Whalehead Club Wine Festival.

The finale will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday on the North Lawn at Currituck Heritage Park.

A $20 admission includes sampling of wines, a souvenir glass and a complimentary tour of The Whalehead Club.

Music will be provided by the Mike Sadler Band. Concessions will be available.

Parking is free.

Pets on leashes are welcome.

Dare County

Disaster planning workshop is Friday

The Outer Banks History Center will host a workshop, "Disaster Planning for Heritage Collections," from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at 108 Budleigh St. in Manteo.

The program will provide essential training for personnel with disaster preparedness and recovery duties.

The cost is $15 and includes lunch, refreshments and all course materials.

Call (252) 473-2655 to make a reservation.

FUNDS will help fight child obesity

The North Carolina Division of Public Health has awarded $380,000 to the Dare County Department of Public Health to fight childhood obesity.

Dare County and four other North Carolina health departments were chosen from 29 applicants.

The money will be used for proven strategies to prevent childhood obesity.

Pasquotank County

Extension to hold pesticide classes

"Pesticide Applicators: Safety-Minded and Informed" will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday at the Pasquotank County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

The classes will provide 2.5 hours in all categories.

Call (252) 338-3954 to reserve a seat.

Programs available at YMCA

The Albemarle Family YMCA is offering programs for children and teens.

Afterschool Gym N Swim for children 5 to 12: Registration ends Tuesday. Cost is $40 for members, $50 for non members. Session starts Thursday for six weeks on Thursdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Music and Movement Class for ages 2 to 5: Registration ends Wednesday. Cost is $20 for members, $35 for non members. The session is Oct. 1 to 22 on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Albemarle Family YMCA Teen Night for ages 13 to 17: Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Members are admitted free, non members must pay $2.

For more information, call (252) 334-9622.

Perquimans County

Benefit gala tickets on sale

The Perquimans County Restoration Association will hold its fourth Biennial Preservation Gala on Oct. 25 at Albemarle Plantation.

Cocktails will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.

An auction and dancing will be held from 8 to 10 p.m.

Tickets are $60 per person and may be purchased at Newbold-White House or by calling (252) 426-7567.

The gala will benefit the Periauger, the Newbold-White House, the vineyard and the colonial kitchen garden.


Volunteers needed to deliver meals

The Albemarle Commission Senior Nutrition Program needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors.

If you can donate at least one hour a month, call Audrey Holland, (252) 426-7093, ext. 230.

meetings + events


Commission meeting 8 a.m. Wednesday, Albemarle Economic Development Commission, Camden County Senior Center.


Authority meeting Dare County Airport Authority, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dare County a irport conference room.

Council meeting Southern Shores Town Council, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Pitts Center.

Fisheries meeting North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Joint special meeting Manteo Board of Commissioners and the Cemetery Board, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Manteo Town Hall.

Luncheon meeting Retired Educators of Dare County, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe.

Public hearing Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Administration Building.

Scout monthly meeting and new member sign-up Cub Scout Pack 117 of Kitty Hawk, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.

Blood drive noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Manteo.

Blood drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, College of The Albemarle, Technology Building lobby.


Blood drives 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Roanoke Bible College, Presley Hall; noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Elizabeth City State University, New Student Center.

Development authority 9 a.m. Thursday, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Tourism Development Authority, Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Beverlie Gregory, (252) 441-1620,

[email protected]

Karen Santos, (252) 338-2590,

[email protected]

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