Virginia Dare Faire is at Gardens

DARE COUNTY | A Virginia Dare Faire will be held in honor of the first English child born in the New World.

The event will celebrate the 421st birthday of Virginia Dare starting at 9 a.m. Monday with free admission to The Elizabethan Gardens. There will be events at the Gardens and inside Fort Raleigh.

Children’s activities include rock wall climbing, face painting, carnival games and kite making. “The Lost Colony” company will present cabaret-style performances. Backstage tours of Waterside Theatre will be offered, and The Lost Colony documentary will be shown several times during the day.

Lunch concessions will be available until 1 p.m. at The Elizabethan Gardens. Manteo Lions Club will sell concessions at The Lost Colony theater.

For more details, call (252) 473-2127 or visit

Camden County

Jon cash will be guest speaker

Sawyer’s Creek Baptist Church will host guest meteorologist Jon Cash from WAVY-TV 10 at 11 a.m. Sunday.

The church is at 241 Sawyer’s Creek Road.

family Programs at dismal swamp

Dismal Swamp State Park will hold a family program from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Ages 8 to adult can make a fish kite. Materials are supplied. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

On Aug. 23, participants can get a close-up view of some of Dismal Swamp’s native snakes and learn the role they play in the ecosystem. The program will teach how to distinguish venomous species from non-venomous.

The program will be at 1 p.m. in the auditorium. All ages are welcome.

Currituck County

GOLF tourney will help building fund

Sharon United Methodist Church will hold its seventh annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 6 at the Carolina Club.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Cost of $60 per player includes greens fee, cart fee, range balls, prizes and buffet lunch. Mulligans will be available for $5 each.

For information on playing or for sponsorship forms, call (252) 453-8595.

Dare County

Memorial service for colony alum

Craig Price, a devoted Lost Colony alumnus, accomplished musician and restaurateur, will be remembered at a special memorial service at 1 p.m. Sunday at Waterside Theatre. Price died July 26 at his home in Angier after a battle against pancreatic cancer.

He spent summers from 1969 to 1982 in The Lost Colony. His devotion to the drama extended to fundraising events, performances with the North Carolina Symphony and directing an alumni chorus at The Lost Colony’s 70th Anniversary Reunion Memorial Service.

A potluck reception will follow.

View broadcast of parks hearing

A hearing with the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks regarding beach access on Cape Hatteras National Seashore that was held July 29 is being shown on government access cable television MAGIC 20.

The program is airing at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Broadcast times may change. Visit

TWO appointed for additional term

Michelle Evans, Dare County tax collector, and Greta Skeen, Dare County tax assessor, were recently sworn in at the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting after being reappointed to serve four more years.

dinner will benefit fire department

The Kitty Hawk Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Kitty Hawk Fire Station.

Advance tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for children; at the door, $10 for adults, $5 for children.

To buy advance tickets, call (252) 216-6763.

Pasquotank County

Theaters to hold four auditions

Two auditions are being held to fill parts for upcoming local productions.

Encore Theatre Company will hold auditions for a comedy, “A Nice Family Gathering,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Main Street Stage, 609 E. Main St.

Needed are three women and four men in mid-20s to late-60s. For more information, call (252) 264-5060.

College of The Albemarle will hold auditions at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28 for “Night of the Living Dead.”

Those interested in a speaking role should prepare a short monologue of their own choice. For more information, call (252) 335- 9050.

Perquimans County

Gospel festival set for this sunday

The Summer Breeze Concert series concludes at the Newbold-White House at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The event will include Holy Trinity Community Church Male Chorus, Hertford United Methodist Church, The Blessing Boys, Locust Grove AME Choir and Warren Grove’s Senior Choir.

Grounds open one hour before the concert for free house tours and gift shop browsing. Bring chairs or blankets and a picnic.

In the event of extreme heat or rain, the event will be moved to the Perquimans County Recreation Center.


two appointed to guardian program

William Brumsey IV from Brumsey & Brumsey and Travis Ellis from Ellis & Skinner have been appointed to the Guardian ad Litem program.

Brumsey will represent children in Currituck County and Ellis will represent children in Chowan and Gates County.

The Guardian ad Litem program creates a team of attorney advocates and trained volunteer advocates to speak for the victims of child abuse or neglect.

A volunteer is appointed by a district court judge to investigate and determine the needs of abused and neglected children petitioned into the court system by the Department of Social Services. Volunteers work with the attorney advocates to make recommendations to the court.


currituck COUNTY

Commissioners meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Historic Currituck County Courthouse.


Daniels family reunion 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Bethany United Methodist Church.

Meeting canceled The Southern Shores Planning Board meeting scheduled for Monday has been canceled.

Citizens Action Committee to Replace the Bonner Bridge 4 p.m. Monday, Buxton Satellite Office.

hertford COUNTY

Commissioners meeting 7 p.m. Monday, County Office Building Number One.

pasquotank COUNTY

Blood drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Southgate Mall.

Commissioners meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Pasquotank County Courthouse, Courtroom C.

Beverlie Gregory, (252) 441-1620,

[email protected]

Karen Santos, (252) 338-2590,

[email protected]

Happy 421st birthday, Virginia Dare! You don’t look a day over 303.

Celebrate the first English child born in the New World at a party Monday at The Elizabethan Gardens. See details at left.

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