Food plate sales to raise money for scholarships

Queen Vashti Chapter #40, Order of Eastern Star, 609 Vail St., New Bern, will hold its Annual Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UPHC Parking Lot, U.S. 70 East in James City, next to Bojangles.

Chicken, fish or barbecue with a choice of vegetables, bread and dessert. Plates will be sold for $8, and $10 for two-meat plates and $12 for three-meat plates.

For More info: contact Sisters Anna Carter at 252-638-8367, Yvette Mattocks at 252-671-5058, and Dale Boyd at 252-671-3330.



Blue Angels to highlight Wings Over Wayne

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are scheduled to headline the Wings Over Wayne Air Show Saturday and Sunday at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.

The air show, which is free and open to the public, will feature the U.S. Navy aerial demonstration team that has been a frequent performer at air shows at Cherry Point. The Blue Angels fly a myriad of precise formations and maneuvers in six distinctive blue and yellow F/A-18 Hornet aircraft. Soaring at speeds of 120 to 700 mph, pilots will exhibit their extensive training and aircraft capability through a variety of extreme passes, rolls, tight turns, opposing passes, inverted flying, belly-to-belly flight, wingtip-to-wingtip formations, and the famous Diamond and Delta configurations.

“Wings Over Wayne is the top air show on the East Coast,” Maj. Matthew R. Olde, the 2017 air show director, said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to opening our doors and showcasing our air power and base with everyone.”

In 2015, the air show at Seymour Johnson attracted more than 220,000 spectators.

Gates are scheduled to open at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Ceremonies and flight demonstrations begin at 10 a.m., with the Blue Angels capping both days with flights beginning at 3 p.m.



Fishing Derby to be held for developmentally disabled adults 

The New Bern Civitan Club will be hosting a Fishing Derby for developmentally disabled adults on Wednesday, May 24, at Lawson Creek Park starting at 9 a.m. This is an annual event that draws about 100 contestants and their caregivers. Hand crafted trophies made by the Derby coordinator, Fred Yost, are awarded for the biggest fish, the first fish and the most fish. All fishing equipment and bait is supplied by the Civitans. Members of the club help the participants with their rods and reels. A picnic lunch is served to the participants after fishing. This Fishing Derby is a long standing NB Civitan Club tradition and is always a fun event for those who participate as well as for those who assist the adults.




Craven County Sheriff's Office to host education on scams seminar

A free public workshop on current scams in the area is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. May 31 at the Craven County Sheriff’s Office at 1100 Clarks Road in New Bern.

Topics include telemarketing scams, internet and computer scams, charity fraud, identity theft, lottery scams, and others. Attendees will learn how to identify a scam, methods of protection, and local resources to help them.

The Craven County Sheriff's Office, the Craven County chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina and the Better Business Bureau are sponsoring the workshop.



College raising funds through sale of engraved bricks

Craven Community College in Havelock is selling engraved bricks to raise money to build a Veterans Memorial Park and fund a veterans scholarship.

The cost for a 4-by-8 brick is $130, while an 8-by-8 brick is $250. The cost includes all engraving. The bricks are designed to honor active-duty personnel, veterans and family members.

A 12-by-12 brick for $550 is designed primarily for local businesses.

The 4-by-8 brick will have four lines of engraving with up to 21 characters per line. The 8-by-8 brick will have eight lines of engraving with up to 21 characters per line. The 12-by-12 brick will have nine lines of engraving with up to 21 characters per line.

The Veterans Memorial Park is planned for the Havelock campus of Craven Community College. The scholarship will be targeted toward a veteran affiliated student scholarship fund for either curriculum or workforce development instruction.

The goal is to raise $300,000. The deadline to purchase a brick is Aug. 1. For more information, call the Havelock campus of Craven Community College at 444-6005.