Community Connections

December 2nd - March 31st

LIEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance) Applications

Lenoir County DSS will be taking LIEAP applications on December 2-31, 2019.

Any household containing an elderly person age 60 and above, or a disabled person receiving services through the Division of the Aging and Adult Services are eligible to potentially receive benefits. Disabled persons are defined as receiving SSI, SSA, or VA disability. 

All other applicants can apply January 2-March 31, 2020, or until funds are exhausted. Any household can potentially receive benefits if all eligibility requirements are met, if funds remain available after December 31, 2019.

March 17th - March 31st

Craven Works Job Fair 2020


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March 31st
5:30 PM-6:30 PM

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Dementia Education Workshop

Date & Time:

Tuesday, March 31

5:30pmto 6:30pm


The Gardens of Trent

2915 Brunswick Avenue

New Bern, NC 28562


Join the Alzheimer's Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter for a dementia education workshop. “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” will teach attendees about the impact of Alzheimer’s; the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia; Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors; and current research and treatments available. Registration is required to ensure space for all attendees. To sign up for the free workshop, visit or call 800-272-3900.


Alzheimer's Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter


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April 1st - April 8th
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Crazy Fun Scavenger Hunt

The Carteret Literacy Council is excited to host our 1st Annual SCAVENGER HUNT April 1 – April 8.

We are not FOOLING around about this event promising to be full of entertainment and fun.

Enter a three person team to compete with your friends or family. Complete as many tasks that you can over eight days to earn points. The winning team earns prizes and bragging rights. The deadline to enter is March 30th. The winning team will be announced during a party on April 9th at 1:00 PM.

Check our Facebook event page

For more information call 252-808-2020, visit, or email


March 24th - April 9th

Coronavirus Business Ready


April 9th
8:00 AM-6:00 PM



April 25th
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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Concert for a Cure

Zeta Tau Alpha's first ever benefit concert featuring Southern Justis will be held at State Theatre on April 25. A night of singing, dancing, and fundraising! Proceeds benefit the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation to support scholarships, educational programming, leadership development and our fight against breast cancer, which includes our partnerships with Bright Pink, the NFL and the American Cancer Society. To purchase a ticket click the "buy tickets" tab above. Tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event for $20. If you are unable to attend and still want to support the cause, we would greatly appreciate monetary contributions which can be made by clicking the donate link.


March 24th - April 30th
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NC Rapid Recovery

Is your business experiencing supply chain disruptions due to the impact of COVID-19? Find the Manufacturer or Supplier your business needs at ManufacturedNC:

• This database of suppliers contains every kind of thing produced in NC. Whether you’re a manufacturer who wants to localize your supply chain or a business searching for packaging suppliers, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for here. 

• If you are a N.C. manufacturer, please register your business with ManufacturedNC here. Other businesses may be looking for you! 

Looking for a low-interest lender? 

NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery loans In response to the unique economic challenges of COVID-19, a consortium of public, private and nonprofit partners have come together and launched an innovative recovery-lending program to support entrepreneurs like you and stabilize North Carolina’s small business sector. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loans online. 

U.S. Small Business Administration The Small Business Administration has approved the N.C. Governor Roy Cooper’s request for a disaster declaration. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in modified and additional SBA resources to help N.C. small businesses, small aquacultural businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and/or most private nonprofit organizations. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans online. 

April 30th
2:30 PM-6:30 PM

Crystal Coast Job Fair

If you are looking for a new job or wondering what job opportunities are available in Carteret County, the 2020 Job Fair will feature more than 60 employers. You will have an opportunity to speak with hiring managers, present your resume and fill out applications. Some employers will be conducting on-site interviews. All industry sectors will be represented.

If you are an employer seeking qualified applicants to fill vacancies in your organization, please reserve your spot today!

May 30th
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Alzheimer’s Association Signature Events Expo

Join the Alzheimer’s Association at its 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day Expo to learn more about its two signature fundraising events. Hear from top team captains, get equipped with valuable resources and materials, network with other supporters and learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend the event, but RSVPs are encouraged by registering online at For more information, call 919-241-5938.

November 14th
8:00 AM-11:15 AM

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Hope for the Warriors


JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (March 24, 2020) – Hope For The Warriors 15th Annual Run For The Warriors - Jacksonville scheduled for April 4 has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14.

Hosted at Riverwalk Crossing Park in Jacksonville, the event features a half marathon and 5K, with all races adaptive equipment friendly.

Individuals already registered for the April event can transfer their registration to the Nov. 14 run or choose to participate in the Run For The Warriors - New Bern race on Saturday, June 27. Another option is to donate their entry fee to Hope For The Warriors for a full tax deduction.

Those who choose to transfer to Nov. 14 will be guaranteed a 15th Annual Run For The Warriors - Jacksonville t-shirt.

For more information or questions about the 15th Annual Run For The Warriors - Jacksonville, visit or email

Jan 29, 2020
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Volunteer Drive

Albemarle Commission’s Senior Nutrition Program is seeking Meals on Wheels volunteers for routes in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties in North Carolina. There is an urgent need for volunteers in Chowan and Pasquotank counties, who have a waiting list for potential clients due to lack of volunteers. Routes start at 11 am, Monday through Friday. Each route takes about an hour to complete. Volunteering as little as one day a month makes a huge impact for our home bound seniors. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact Laura Rollinson, Volunteer Coordinator, at (252)-404-7091 or