Down in the County
Celebrating the people of Pamlico County, North Carolina--where the land and the sea meet the sky.
Rallying Round the Polling Station: The People Who Make Our Elections Work
It’s 8 a.m. and the Bayboro polling station is all set up in the unadorned red-brick county courthouse. Polls have been open since 6:30 a.m., but the poll workers showed up about an hour earlier—before the sun—organizing their roles, going over the rules and establishing both the standard and the tempo for the day: accuracy and efficiency.
Reminder: Vote Today!!
Election Day for the Primary Elections is Tuesday, May 17. These elections take place at your local polling place, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (See below for addresses.) If you are in line at 7:30 p.m., the location must stay open to allow you to vote.
May 2022 Pamlico Pix: Larry Zim, George Hill and Nick Mathews
Welcome to Pamlico Pix, a monthly look at the beautiful photography coming out of Pamlico County. If you would like your photo to be considered, please email it along with a short summery of who you are and how you did it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
May events in Pamlico County and a few photos from the past 150 years
Hello and welcome to our May Events page for Pamlico County! With your help, I am attempting to combine monthly events from the ENTIRE COUNTY. If you have something to include, or see a needed correction, please email me: downinthecountyPC@gmail.com
Plans for a library and more
About 50 people sit on flip-seat chairs of the historic Old Theater in Oriental to see the new county dream with a presentation and video on a large screen that normally displays movies like His Girl Friday and Flash Gordon on Friday nights. The red-velvet curtains framing the presentation hide sets for local community theater groups—this week...
A Pamlico High School Ritual: Bedecked, Bedazzled and Ablaze
Hours before the lights go down and the DJ starts, before the limos and fancy cars pull into the parking lot of the Delamar Center, where this year’s Pamlico County High School prom will be held, couples and their families journey with their corsages and cameras to Union Point Park in New Bern, the nearest city of any size to Pamlico County.
April 2022 Pamlico Pix: Grady Voliva, Sandy Pugh and Tony Nelson
Welcome to Pamlico Pix, a monthly look at the beautiful photography coming out of Pamlico County. If you would like your photo to be considered, please email it along with a short summery of how you did it to: email@example.com
Touring the county jail: A glimpse inside
In movies, the county jail is often seen as something distant or dirty, the end of a bad night or the start of a bad dream. But in a small town or community, it feels close. We drive past the Pamlico County Detention Facility everyday, next to our courthouse stoplight. Speaking to people in the county, it seems as if almost everyone has a family...
April Events in Pamlico County and the annual Dragon Burn
April 1, Friday
Finding purpose at home: Douglas Pearsall
It is Sunday at Small’s Chapel Christian Church in Arapahoe. The congregation strains to see Jeremiah Pearsall, just two years old, wearing all white, starched and pressed, somehow still clean, layered with a white vest.
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