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Thursday, August 05, 2010
Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church, 776 Highway 210, will be conducting Sunday School registration on August 15th during Fellowship Hour (immediately following our 10AM Worship Service). Please come and enjoy some goodies and refreshments while you are registering your child/children for Sunday School, which begins September 12th. Our teens (grades 7-12) meet Sundays at . Preschool through 6th graders meet at during the Worship Service. We also have a nursery for babies and toddlers. SFPC welcomes new members! Come meet our new wonderful new Pastor, Dr. Bill Young. Church Office: 910-327-0166
Submitted by JoAnn Waggoner
Friday, July 30, 2010
Fun and Games Fridays Return to Onslow County Museum(Onslow County), Onslow County Museum is pleased to announce the return of “Fun and Games Fridays”. Each Friday, youth (ages 3-7) and parents are invited to join in on hands-on activities and crafts inspired by the themes of Play, Art, History, and Science featured in this year’s Children’s Discovery Gallery. These activities are FREE and families can just drop-in on the fun – Fridays, August 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm each day. These activities will take place in the Museum’s multipurpose room. Located at 301 S. Wilmington Street in Richlands – Onslow County Museum can be contacted at 910.324.5008 for more information or visit the website at www.onslowcountync.gov/museum.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Lawyers plan to meet this week regarding the legal dispute over the disqualification of the boat the Citation that landed a record catch at the 2010 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament as efforts continue to resolve the issue. Questions about when and where the fishing license was purchased and when and where it is required to qualify for the tournament may be the deciding difference.
Please see JDNews.com article Attorneys meet over Big Rock dispute for more info
For the first time in its history, the Onslow County Board of Commissioners exercised authority granted to them under NCGS 159-15 to lower the property tax rate of the county an additional ½ of one cent (the equivalent of over half a million dollars) following the start of a fiscal year.
Onslow County Voters approved a ¼ of one cent local option sales and use tax on May 4, 2010 during the 2010 Primary election. Onslow was one of three counties to do so, the other counties being New Hanover and Duplin. The Board of Commissioners for the County of Onslow promised taxpayers that they would use any revenues for 3 specific purposes’
(FIRST) lower the property tax rate by 2 cents below revenue neutral with one (1) cent being lowered in July 2010 and one (1) second cent being lowered in July 2011
(SECOND) of the remaining money, 50% would be spent on public safety.
(THIRD) the last 50% following the property tax rollback would be spent on public education.
Being mindful of the current economic times, and in an effort to provide additional relief to property owners, the Board of County Commissioners voted to lower the tax rate an additional ½ cent. On June 29th, the Commissioners had lowered the tax rate one and one-half cents below the revenue-neutral tax rate of 60.5 cents per $100 valuation.
The additional mid-fiscal year rollback of taxes means that the Onslow County Commissioners have rolled back property taxes a total of 2-cents from revenue neutral. The County Commissioners have kept their promise one year earlier than previously thought possible.
Friday, July 16, 2010
AUGUST SUMMER DAY CAMP REGISTRATION
The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an August Summer Day Camp Program at Onslow Pines Park. Register now at Onslow Pines Park with a limited number of spots available. Camp begins August 2 - August 13 Monday – Friday from 7:45 am – 5:15 PM. Cost is $85 per child. Call 347-5332 visit: www.onslowcountync.gov/parks
BACK TO SCHOOL CONCERT SERIES
The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department, Onslow County Public Library and the NC Arts Council are sponsoring a “Back to School” music series. Concerts are held outdoors at the Onslow County Public Library on Thursday evenings August 5 - 26. Times of each concert are 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. The Library is located at 58 Doris Ave. Performers are:
August 5 – Joe Jackson (Elvis Now)
August 12 – DV8 Band (Variety)
August 19 – To Be Announced
August 26 – O.H.L.A. (Hispanic Latino)
Concerts are free and open to the public. Pack up the family; bring lawn chairs and blankets. Join us for a variety of music and fun. In case of rain, the concerts will be held indoors at the Library. This program is funded by the North Carolina Arts Council, a State Agency, and awarded through the Jacksonville/Onslow Council for the Arts. Call 347-5332 or visit: www.onslowcountync.gov/parks
KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL BINGO
Join Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department for an exciting, fun filled evening of bingo Monday August 9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Kids 5 to 12 are invited to test their game skills at Blue Creek Elementary School Cafeteria. Play bingo and win back to school supplies. Kids 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult! The program is free. Visit: www.onslowcountync.gov/parks
END OF THE SUMMER CAMPOUT
Pack your tent, sleeping bag, bug spray and join Onslow County Parks and Recreation at Camp Mitchell in Swansboro Saturday August 28, 2010 for an overnight Family Campout. There will be games, fishing (bring fishing pole and bait) and other planned activities beginning at 1pm. We will roast a Hotdog maybe a Marshmallow and tell Campfire Stories. Don’t forget your pillow! Children must be accompanied by an adult! The program is free. Call 347-5332 to Pre-Register. Visit: www.onslowcountync.gov/parks