Revelers at last year’s inaugural Renaissance Festival
Simon Spalding, of the popular duo, Tuppence, has assisted Leigh Russell, Chair of Library Services and Cultural/Life Enrichment Programs, create PCC’s 2nd annual Medieval Renaissance Festival. The festive arrangement of music, fencing, sword-fighting, magic acts, and period dancing is slated for this Saturday, September 20, 11 – 3.
Spalding reports that this festival is unique in that it is the only Renaissance Festival east of Rocky Mount and I-95, therefore offering residents of the Coastal Plain a unique opportunity to enjoy four hours of educational entertainment spread over three stages and two outdoor arenas at the Ned Everett Delamar Center.
Many groups and performers returning this year will be joined by a number of new acts based from New Bern to Raleigh and the Triangle. Read all about it.
Constitution Day, September 17, at Pamlico Community College will be observed at Noon in the Delamar Center when George Peacock, retired historian, will join veteran journalist Ben Casey, in a program discussing perceptions formed by the general public when interpreting the Constitution. The agenda will focus on the historical background of the formation of the 2nd amendment, how it is interpreted by different parts of society today, leading to the question, should there be a 28th Amendment to clarify what some perceive to be ambiguity in the wording of the 2nd Amendment.
To add further insight to the discussion, Tom Jefferson and Ben Franklin will be present. To preview the arena in which they will add commentary, they visited the campus on Tuesday, September 16 with their wardrobe attendants, Myra Blue and Ben Gaskill.
The public is invited for this conversation designed to stimulate critical thinking skills when examining both the letter and the spirit of the Law of the Land.
Spots are still available in the Chief 101 class which meets this Friday, September 19, 6 -10 p.m. and Saturday, September 20, 8 a.m – 5 p.m. Contact Kathy Swecker for details, 252-249-1851 × 3017, email@example.com
PCC’s new student ambassadors, Jamie Lynn Loscalzo, Breze Christian Butler, and Jacqueline K. Royer performed as charming hosts at the recent Rufus Brinson Dinner Dance. Kudos to them for the high words of praise offered by many who attended. Commonly heard, “Weren’t they so professional and courteous?” and “They made such a nice presence for the college.”
The Carolina Casuals initiated the 2014 Rufus Brinson Dance by serenading Hazel Brinson, “Miss Hazel,” mother of the late Rufus Brinson. Rufus was an icon in fire service training throughout North Carolina and Southeastern Virginia. Anna Brinson, Rufus’ widow, accompanied “Miss Hazel” to the annual event.
In 2008, shortly after his death, Pamlico Community College named its fire academy, The Rufus Brinson Fire Academy. The college’s Foundation stages the Dinner/Dance each year to raise funds for the Rufus Brinson Fund which supports students in the academy.
Some 150 aficionados of good old time rock and roll music gathered in the Delamar Center to not only enjoy the music, but also to honor a legend and continue the work that he started.
Sponsors of the event at the Chief Level were
Richard and Carol McAdoo, The Pamlico News, and Bear County Radio 97.9.
Deputy Chief sponsors were Hunnings Trucking and Weatherington Enterprises; Assistant Chief sponsors were A-1 Fire and Safety Company, Cella Ford, Chris Davis For Sheriff, Optosonics, and Kathy Swecker. Supporting at the Captain level were Ben & Carolyn Casey, New Bern Fire Extinguishers, and Wal Mart – Grantsboro.
The Carolina Casuals, led by Kenny Weatherington, featured a full complement of brass and woodwind instruments, along with guitar, drums, and keyboards, projecting sounds similar to the sounds of bands during the days prior to the British Invasion on America’s music scene.
Brandi McCullough, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research, helped the Foundation create a successful fund-raising effort on behalf of the Rufus Brinson Fund. PCC’s new Student Ambassadors for 2014-15 assisted at the Dinner/Dance.
The Ned Everett Delamar Center can be rented for programs and/or receptions. Call 252-249-1851 × 3113.