Cover Photo Neli Lemme
Starting in January we will be an authorized U-HAUL dealer with truck, trailer and dollie rentals available. Â Tip of the month: When using the defrost mode you are using the air conditioner. Limit use of defrost to enhance fuel economy.
PUBLISHERS INGRID & NELI LEMME / JIM FLEMING - ANDY JONES
Quote of the Month
"Nature has undoubtedly mastered the art of winter gardening and even the most experienced gardener can learn from the unrestrained beauty around them." - Vincent A. Simeone
“What in the the World” posted on Columbia’s Topix News Page: “All dogs bark, that's what dogs do”-
And it looks like that they also pray! Thank You Miss Juliana Phelps for forwarding this inspiring photo to us by e-mail, which had been e-mailed to her by a friend. nnn
Reader of the Month
On Dec 10, 2008, at 8:34 AM, Bill Kincheloe of Rocky Mount wrote: www.wildwoodlamps.com GULP! How can you do such a wonderful job…time after time?
Happy New Year to one and all! It has been an interesting year, by any means. 2009 our economy is said to be ‘tuff ’. But since “Nothing happens in the Lord’s world by accident”, we will learn from the challenge, tighten our belts, and we will overcome. 2008 was a good Clearly there is little (if any) money to be made producing these fantastic publications. You must love us as much as we are learning to love you and yours! Bill Kincheloe is the owner of Wildwood Lamp, based in Rocky Mounty and sold
year for the Scuppernong Gazette, readers from all over adore us and advertisers are more and more aware of the power of our little publication, and we love what we do. Please e-mail us your stories and your photos, as we are always looking for new ideas. - Ingrid & Neli all over the world. Today, Wildwood Lamp Company occupies an 80,000 square foot facility ...
Man of the Month Lawrence ‘Bucket’ Swain Of Columbia, NC
...On the Boardwalk... Organization of the Month Tyrrell County’s “Safe Neighborhood Watch”
BEST TIME Visiting Miss Anna Brickhouse
Little Girl of the Month
We took this photo at the Scuppernong River Festival parade of an adorable little girl
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The Napa Auto Parts shop in downtown Columbia.
Albemarle Service is U-HAUL dealer with truck, trailer and dollie rentals
Couple of the Month
Tammy & Eric Brown, here at the beach wedding of Teresa & Robert
Business of the Month
Lady of the Month
The lovely and charming Mrs. Rhett White, wife of Town Manager Rhett White
Ben Franklin’s Coffee Maker, great price!
Award winner Mr. James Cahoon
Website of the Month
Boat of the Month 2002 - 45' Carver Voyager 450 Pilothouse $ 360,000 Located in Columbia, NC, Hull Fiberglass , Twin Diesel
www.IBXArts.com "Promoting the Independent Artist of North Carolina's
Event of the Month
North East regional wedding show at the 4H Conference Center Sunday February 8th! Brides may pre-register.
James W. Cahoon of Columbia MOUNT OLIVE -- James Cahoon of Columbia received the 2008 Distinguished Service award during Mount Olive College's annual alumni homecoming weekend. The award took on particular significance since it was presented by Cahoon's former roommate at the college, Barry Whitley of Florida. While Cahoon might have been a great roommate, though, it was his character that really stood out, Whitley said. "He is a great friend, more like a brother," he said. "I appreciated then his good morals, honesty and wisdom as I still do to this day."
Cahoon, the assistant superintendent of the Tyrrell County public school system, graduated from Mount Olive in 1975 with an associate degree. He earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Atlantic Christian College, now Barton College, in 1977, and his master's degree in education from East Carolina University in 1983. An active member of Sound Side Free Will Baptist Church, he has served as a board member and chairman of the Free Will Baptist Children's Home. In 1997, he received the Outstanding Educator Award from ECU and in 1997 was named Tyrrell County Schools Principal of the Year. The distinguished service award is given for participation and leadership in activities that promote the advancement of Mount Olive College. Cahoon was nominated because of such loyalty and service, financially as well as being active in other capacities. He has served several terms on the alumni association, including serving as its president in 2003-04. He and his wife, Kathy, also an MOC alumnus, have a daughter, Kat, who is a senior at the college.
(C) Goldsboro News Argus, writer Phyllis Moore First published November 25, 2008 www.newsargus.com
January 13, 2009
2009 Relay for Life Kickoff Dinner The Relay for Life of Tyrrell County committee is planning a Kickoff Dinner for Team Captains, Team Co-Captains, Corporate Sponsors and potential sponsors at the Eastern 4-H Center on Tuesday, January 13, 2009. Anyone interested in the dinner or event, should contact Terri Spear or Sara Phelps at the Eastern 4-H Center, 252-797-4800. The 2009 Relay for Life of Tyrrell County is planned for June 5-6, 2009. This event is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
19-22nd, 2009 The Annual Creative Arts Retreat
‘Swamproots’ - A Timeless Gift This piece has been published sometime in 1999 by Jimmy Fleming on his website ‘The Tyrrell County Enquirer’ and is now here re-published here with his permission.
THE 1983 VOLUME 10 ISSUE OF "SWAMPROOTS" WAS THE WINNER OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SOCIETY OF COUNTY AND LOCAL HISTORIANS' PRESTIGOUS "HODGES AWARD". This page is dedicated to "SWAMPROOTS", a 12th grade English project that escalated into probably the most widely known publications about Tyrrell County. This series of 12 magazines has been read and enjoyed by thousands of people from North Carolina to California and is just as popular today as they were when the last issue was published in 1984. The students of Columbia High who worked on the magazine during the 10 years that it was published learned a great deal about Tyrrell County and the great people who have lived here over the years. These students also left a great collection of lore, history, and stories for many more generations of Tyrrell County citizens to enjoy in the future. I would like to say thanks to all the students who over the years made a contribution to "SWAMPROOTS". I especially want to recognize and thank the originators of this great treasure. In the spring of 1974, "SWAMPROOTS" was created through the efforts of BOBBY ALBANESE, APRIL CLOUGH VAUGHN,
GRADY SPENCER, JANICE PLEDGER BRUNAIR, and TERRI SPENCER KREBS who were students in MRS. MADGE VANHORNE's 11th grade English class at Columbia High School. From that time until 1984, a new issue was published each spring, with a special issue commemorating Tyrrell County's 250th Anniversary in the fall of 1979. The 1983 Volume 10 issue of "SWAMPROOTS" was the winner of the North Carolina Society of County and Local Historians' prestigous "Hodges Award". This award was one of only four presented for the best published article on local history by high school students in grades 9-12 in North Carolina. Another tribute was paid to "SWAMPROOTS" in 1993 when Tyrrell transplant, Mrs Fiona Finch, published a compilation of her favorite "SWAMPROOT" articles in a publication she called "HEART'S DELIGHT" in celebration of Columbia's bicentenary. Mrs. Finch allowed Mrs. Madge VanHorne to write the introduction to "HEART'S DELIGHT" which was a fitting tribute to the lady who was the faculty leader of the "SWAMPROOT" staff over the 10 years of publishing.
‘TYRRELL POTPOURRI’ WAS TAKEN FROM SWAMPROOTS VOLUME III, SPRING 1976
..Court was held in private homes. Stephen Lee's house in Cabin Neck was one house often used for this purpose. ...Columbia was once a trading post. ...Tyrrell County commissioners in 1879 were E. Leigh, Chairman; Tully Davenport; Samuel Norman; and R.O. Woodley. These men also acted as the County Board of Education. ...Joseph Spruill was a major of the Minute Men of Tyrrell County during the Revolutionary War. His brother, Hesekiah, was appointed Commissioner, along with Stephen Lee on April 9, 1776. He was to receive, procure, and purchase firearms for the use of the troops. It was his duty to maintain and repair all swords, dikes, and other implements of war which had been taken from the Tories. ...An early name for Columbia was "Heart's Delight". ...In 1711 along the Alligator River, there was an Indian massacre in which from 16 to 20 people were killed. ...Joseph Spruill, Jr. was the Sheriff of Tyrrell County in 1773. ...Tyrrell County sent the first Revolutionary volunteers to the Continental Army. ...Mathew Midgette may be known as the father of the Midgette family in Tyrrell County. The Midgettes settled in Little Alligator along the Albemarle Sound. ...Molasses can was once raised in Tyrrell County. Horses were used to operate the machinery for grinding the cane and extracting the juice. The juice was cooked in huge vats over an open fire and stirred constantly. When it had reached the proper consistency, it was cooled somewhat and drained into big jars. And, the winter's supply of molasses was ready.
CREATE YOUR OWN TYRRELL POTPOURRI When visitors drop by, one of the sweetest compliments they can give us is, â€œYour house always smells so good!â€? Pleasant aromas have the power to alter our mood, so it is not surprising that the practice of using scent imaginatively in the home is centuries old. One ancient and delicious way to do this is with potpourri. Experiment making your own potpourri blends. In general, mix 4-6 different Tyrrell gorwn flowers and leaves and 3-4 herbs and spices to make a botanical blend. You'll need about 2 cups fixative for 4 cups of dried materials. Add one or more essential oils to the fixative drop by drop to simply moisten, not saturate, the fixative.
The History of Columbia Missionary Baptist Church 1869 to 2009, Ministering 120 Years to the Community! 1869 - Sharon Baptist Church was founded in the Creeks section of Tyrrell County. 1878 - Sharon Baptist Church obtained permission from the County Commissioner to move to Columbia. 1878 - Sound Side Church joined Sharon Church to share a minister using the same worship schedule that endures today. 1882 - First church erected. 1887- The name was changed from’ Sharon’ to Columbia Missionary Baptist Church. 1900 the The Ladies Aid Society became the Woman’s Missionary Society. Their ice cream suppers in the
summer and oyster suppers in the winter raised money for the pastor’s salary, the needs of the church, foreign missions, and many other worthy projects . 1906 - Present church was built and all bill paid. 1930’s - Steeple remodeled...2 stoves purchased ( $ 3.57)... 1st Finance Committee elected...Phil Spruill’s SS Class #7 donated a paved walkway. 1940’s - 2 organs donated to Hyde churches...Chimes installed in belfry...Pastor’s salary raised to $1.200 yearly...Shrubbery set out around church. 1950’s - New classrooms, kitchen, & restrooms added...House bought for personage...BTU organized...Constitution approved. 1960’s & 70’s - Heating and air installed throughout... Sanctuary renovated...Baptistery added...new pew and pulpit furniture donated...G,A,’s, R.A.’s basketball team, Acteens, and Baptist Young Women organized... New parsonage built. 1980’s & 90’s - First church directory published...Fellowship Hall constructed...Church Van purchased...WMU began annual “ Sweetheart Banquets”...Hispanic Outreach established... Scholarship established. 2000 to 07 - New lighting installed in sanctuary...New hymnals and Bibles purchased ...Wall of history created...Commercial outdoor grill purchased...new tables and chairs donated for Fellowship Hall... Church Directory published The Future Vision: Over the years, many things have changed. New families have come in and others have moved. The church has been built, rebuilt and renovated. The hymns sang in praise and the styles of preaching from the pulpit have varied. Some things remain constant...the love of the Lord ... Pastor Jeff Crabtres, D. Min. & Rev. Prudencio Casas, Pastor 207 North Road Street, Columbia, NC - Phone 252-796-0290
Cool Kid of the Month Dustin Cooper Dustin Cooper, went fishing with his dad, Chris Cooper, on December 16th. The Rock Fish weighed 16 lbs and was 32 inches long. This is his biggest catch EVER! The fish was caught out of Gum Neck Landing near the Alligator River. Dustin is 11 years old and the son of Chris and Rhoda Cooper., - Congrats Dustin !
Chasing Oregon Inlet Ocean Stripers December and January are normally the months that large ocean stripers migrate south. Cooler temperatures send these fish in an around Maryland into the Chesapeake Bay and skirt the Outer Banks. There has been a decent number of ocean stripers caught on the O.I. shoals and around the Oregon Inlet bridge the past couple of months.
A good suggestion for bait would be live eels for the shoals and bridge, umbrella rigs and daisy chains are great to use trolling in bait marks, also large Bucktails jigged off the bottom in large schools work very good as well. Oregon Inlet, is a body of water to take serious. The combination of wind and the currents can make this one of the most dangerous inlets in the world. Always remember to make sure that your boat is in top working order. Make sure there is plenty of fuel and oil on board. Check your bilge pump to see if it performs properly, and last but not least, that you have all required safety equipment on board. This will ensure that your day on the water will be enjoyable and safe. Go get emâ€™!!!! <*//////< Wishing you many hook-upâ€™s CAPTAIN ANDY JONES, Bulls Bay Inshore Charters * Columbia, NC * (252) 394-5543 www.bullsbayinshorecharters.com
North Carolina Big Sweep Did you know the most common source of animal entanglements found during the North Carolina Big Sweep cleanups is monofilament fishing line? Once entangled, wildlife are rarely able to free themselves and they often attract other wildlife to the same hazard. Go to this year's cleanup results www.ncbigsweep.org/latestresults.html to find out about the most recent animal entanglements discovered in North Carolina. Thanks to the Florida Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program,
it's very easy to make a monofilament recycling container made out of PVC pipe. (See directions next page) Before you make the containers, you should get permission from the marina, pier or wildlife ramp owners to install the containers on their property and find out how the containers can be attached to a post, piling, or building. For example, you might be able to use plastic straps to attach the container to a fence rail near where fishermen are first getting off their boats. You should also ensure that someone will regularly inspect the containers and retrieve the monofilament line for recycling. You will also need to have a place to take the monofilament line to be recycled. Already participating are: Columbia Town Dock, 103 Main St. and Cypress Cove Marina, 175 Ramp Rd., U.S. Highway 64, Columbia, NC. - Go to Pledgers Hardware or Atlantic Supply on 3476 Albemarle Church Rd. or similar store that sells PVC pipes and attachments. If you purchase a four-inch PVC pipe that is ten feet in length, you can use it to make five containers because the recycling containers are two feet long. Other supplies you will need from this store are:
Recycling Saves Lives 4 inch PVC elbow (one for each container) - 4 inch threaded PVC female adapter (one for each container) - 4 inch threaded PVC male plug (one for each container) - Label (one for each container) or a marker (or paint) to write instructions on each container - denatured alcohol and PVC glue. HOW TO MAKE THE MONOFILAMENT LINE RECYCLING CONTAINER: Use denatured alcohol to clean the pipes and all of the attachments you will be using. This is important to help the glue adhere to the PVC.
Cut the PVC pipe into two-foot lengths. This can be done fairly easily with a hacksaw or a small electric Gator saw. Put the adapter into one end of the pipe to see where you need to put the glue on both the adapter and the pipe. Then separate the two and add the PVC glue to both pieces. QUICKLY put both pieces back together. Warning: the glue will dry fast! Next put the elbow on the other end of the pipe to see where the glue needs to go. Then glue the elbow and the other end of the pipe. QUICKLY put both pieces together. Add a label or write instructions on the recycling containers so users will understand what the container is and know how to contact someone if they have any questions. Join Big Sweep to help keep our state's watersheds clean. Pollution in our watersheds destroys wildlife habitat and food sources, and it ruins many opportunities for recreation. Everyone suffers from harmful debris entangling boat motors, hurting animals, and tarnishing nature's beauty. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Carla Pugh of NC Cooperative Extension Service 252/796-1581 or call the
Big Sweep Hotline at 1-800-27-SWEEP.
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