December 28 Community News | Local news


Greenville Recreation and Parks hosts the Winter Survivor Camp at River Park North from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The camp teaches participants the skills necessary to survive in the cold of winter: building a campfire, building shelters and cooking over a campfire. 8-12 years old. Registration required. Call 329-9560 or email [email protected] or visit

The Pamlico Sail & Power Squadron, now known as America’s Boating Club of the Pamlico, is launching its 2022 educational program with a course for local boaters from January 5 to March 2. The marine navigation course will be held at 6-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at First Presbyterian Church, 211 W. Second St., Washington. The cost is $ 100 for members or $ 130 for non-members; $ 10 more for a couple sharing the course material. Register by Wednesday by emailing [email protected] or call 919-208-1893.

The Leroy James Farmer’s Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. It will open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from January 8 until spring.

The Eastern NC Tea Party will meet at 5:30 p.m. on January 4 at Parker’s Barbecue, 3109 S. Memorial Drive. The speaker will be NC Rep. Keith Kidwell, an active member of the General Assembly. Guests will learn what to expect this year from the state legislature and government.

Men’s community lunch

Haddock’s American Free Will Baptist, 111 Sunset Acres Lane, Winterville, will host a Fellowship Breakfast for Men with Winterville Mayor Ricky Hines at 9 a.m. on January 15. Contact Elder Dr Malcolm Moore at [email protected]

PFLAG Greenville will meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 13. A representative of Stop Human Trafficking Now will provide an overview of their initiatives. Support group discussion will follow. PFLAG supports gender and sexual minorities. Visit or contact [email protected] for more information.

Experts in human trafficking

A panel of experts featured in the film “Human Trafficking in North Carolina” will discuss the reality of sex work and trafficking in preparation for the documentary screening on January 26th. Vicki Dalia, author, lawyer and survivor leader; Kiricka Yarbough Smith, Director of Anti-Human Trafficking Programs at the NC Council on Women and Youth Implication; and Caitlin Ryland, a lawyer with Legal Aid of North Carolina, are all featured in the documentary. For more information, email Melinda Sampson at [email protected] To register, visit

Documentary on human trafficking

“Human Trafficking in North Carolina” will air at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26. This documentary features survivors of human and labor trafficking and professionals working in the anti-trafficking movement. This documentary will present stories from survivors, vulnerabilities behind human trafficking abuse and indicators of human trafficking and how to safely report suspicions. The documentary is suitable for middle school students and the elderly. For more information, send an email to melinda @ ncstophumantrafficking. To register, visit


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