October 12, 2008

Free Health Screenings for Women

Dare County

New parks facility manager appointed

Dennis McGinnis has been selected facility manager for the National Park Service Outer Banks Group, which includes Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

McGinnis, a native of Manteo, has more than 30 years experience maintaining and operating national park facilities, roads and trails. He will start his new position in mid-November.

Event aims to fight poverty, hunger

The Peace and Justice Interfaith Coalition of Dare County will present a Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) film and will discuss stopping hunger at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church.

Information about the CROP Walk scheduled for Oct. 19 and other local efforts to fight hunger will be provided.

Gates County

Mobile food pantry set for thursday

The Food Bank of the Albemarle, the North Gates Charge MFP and Gates County churches will sponsor a Mobile Food Pantry grocery distribution at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Gates County Community Center, 130 U.S. 158 W.

Free groceries will be given to the first 150 families. You must have an ID showing Gates County residency. Bring boxes or containers to carry food home.

Volunteers and sponsors are needed.

Pasquotank County

Roadways to close for fire training

The Elizabeth City Fire Department will be conducting live burn training at 8 a.m. Wednesday at 103 Pinewood Ave.

The corner at Pinewood and Southside avenues will be closed.

roast to benefit veterans

The first Famous Franks Bull and Oyster Roast will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at 225 S. Hughes Blvd.

The event will include food, beverages and entertainment. Proceeds will benefit outreach programs and assistance for veterans and their families.

Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 at the door for ages 21 and up. Tickets can be bought at Blue Lion Apparel; the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce; Famous Franks Hot Dogs & Grille; Montero's Restaurant; Nationwide Insurance-Bembridge Agency, Camden office; Nationwide Insurance-Weatherly Agency; and Veterans Family Resource Center.

meetings + events


Camden County Tourism Development Authority 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Camden County Courthouse.

Dinner meeting William F. Martin Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Topside Restaurant. Guest speaker, Peter Rascoe, Chowan County manager, on "The Attack on Edenton."


Blood drive 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

Bulk trash collection Monday, Kill Devil Hills.

Dare County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dare County Administration Building.

Dare County Teen Court Advisory Committee 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dare County Administration Building.

Dare County Tourism Board Steering Committee 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Outer Banks Welcome Center on Roanoke Island.

Dare County Tourism Board 9 a.m. Thursday, Outer Banks Welcome Center on Roanoke Island.

Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners 7 p.m. Monday, Administration Building.

Large item pickup Tuesday, Southern Shores.

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission Northeast Regional Advisory Committee 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Roanoke Island Festival Park.

North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Public meeting on red drum, 7 p.m. Monday, Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Democratic Women of Dare Social and dinner, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Penguin Isle Soundside Bar and Grille, $17 per person. Reservations required, (252) 441-6792.

Lunch and Learn workshop On colorectal, liver and pancreatic cancer, noon Friday, Cancer Resource Center, Nags Head; register at (252) 475-5903.


Blood drive noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Ahoskie United Methodist Church.


Committee meeting 2 p.m. Wednesday, Special Projects Committee of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Tourism Development Authority, Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Toddler Time Port Discover, Fun with Food, 10 a.m. Thursday, for ages 3 to 5. Parents or guardians must accompany each child.

Perquimans County

Lobster Fest Church of the Holy Trinity, Oct. 24. Cost is $15 and tickets must be purchased by Saturday. To buy tickets, call (252) 426-3548 or (252) 426-5695.

Beverlie Gregory, (252) 441-1620,

[email protected]

Karen Santos, (252) 338-2590,

[email protected] CHOWAN COUNTY | Chowan Hospital will hold the annual LifeSpan Women's Health Fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Edenton United Methodist Church, next to the hospital.

There will be free screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, body fat analysis, bone density, spine health, glaucoma and skin cancer. There also will be giveaways and health information.

The public is invited to attend.

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