Virtual COVID-19 vaccine discussion

The North Carolina Central University Advanced Center for COVID-19 Related Disparities and the NCCU Virtual Justice Project will co-host a community discussion on the COVID-19 vaccine and communities of color. Study data collected and released by ACCORD has indicated there is vaccine hesitancy in communities of color in North Carolina. The panel, hosted on Zoom, will feature NCCU academic department chairs and other members from the NCCU community, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The discussion will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday. Tegister in advance at bit.ly/3pYrqGo. After registering, a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar will be sent. The discussion will also air live on NCCU’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Pre-K registration

Registration for pre-K for Halifax County Schools will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1-4 and March 8-11. The 2021-22 application can be located and downloaded online at halifax.k12.nc.us. Pick up an application from HCS Central Services or from the nearest elementary school campus listed below:

Aurelian Springs Institute of Global Learning, Littleton, 252-586-4944

Everetts Elementary STEM Academy, Roanoke Rapids, 252-537-5484

Pittman Elementary Leadership Academy, Enfield, 252-445-5268

Inborden Elementary STEAM Academy, Enfield, 252-445-5455

Scotland Neck Elementary Leadership Academy, Scotland Neck, 252-826-4413

Hollister Elementary Leadership Academy, Hollister, 252-586-4344

Return the completed application and the following items: Birth certificate, proof of residency, immunization record, health assessment from child’s physician, your identification card or driver’s license and pay stubs (either two monthly, two biweekly, or four weekly stubs).

Northampton commissioners meeting

JACKSON — The Northampton County Board of Commissioners will meet electronically at 6 p.m. Monday in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 9495 NC Highway 305. The meeting will be closed to in person attendance. Members of the public will be able to view and listen to the meeting via live streaming video on the County’s Facebook page at bit.ly/3qXBgcZ. Members of the public may provide a written comment by submitting it to Clerk.to.Board@nhcnc.net by noon Monday, or call 252-574-0236. Include your name, address, email and telephone number.

Breakfast on Saturdays

LITTLETON — American Legion Post 425, 340 Weavers Chapel Road, will hold its Saturday morning breakfasts every Saturday through March. Breakfast is served from 7 to 10:30 a.m., and includes eggs, sausage, herring, hash browns and coffee. Cost is $7 a plate, with proceeds going to the post. Primarily this is a “take out” event, as there are very few indoor seats available at this time. Social distancing and masks will be required indoors.

Catfish fry during Lent

The Knights of Columbus at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 31 Ebony Road on Route 903 at the North Carolina/Virginia line will hold the 11th annual Catfish Fry Fridays every Friday during Lent, drive-thru only. The events will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the following dates: March 5, 12, 19 and 26. Plates will include the same farm-raised catfish, homemade coleslaw, baked beans, hush puppies and homemade desserts. Tickets will be sold at the door. To keep the same quality of fish, the cost will be $12 per plate. All profits go to local charities, Coats for Kids and the needy. For more information call 252-586-0635 or email ncjjb2@gmail.com, or on Fridays at 434-636-6277.

Board of Education meeting

The Halifax County Board of Education will meet virtually Monday. The board will convene in open session at 4 p.m. Shortly thereafter, the board will go into closed session. At the conclusion of closed session the board will return to open session for the regular business meeting. Members of the public will have access to view all public portions of the meeting at bit.ly/3bwCYeS; Meeting ID: 813 3589 8976, Passcode: 259503; or call 301-715-8592. To address the board through public comment, email middletont@halifax.k12.nc.us no later than 30 minutes before the meeting begins at 4 pm.

Northampton commissioners meeting

JACKSON — The Northampton County Board of Commissioners will meet electronically at 6 p.m. Monday in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 9495 NC Highway 305. The meeting will be closed to in person attendance. Members of the public will be able to view and listen to the meeting via live streaming video on the County’s Facebook page at bit.ly/3qXBgcZ. Members of the public may provide a written comment by submitting it to Clerk.to.Board@nhcnc.net by noon Monday, or call 252-574-0236. Include your name, address, email and telephone number.

Democratic Party Zoom meeting

Executive Committee-Executive Board Officers and Precinct Chairs for the Halifax County Democratic Party will meet via Zoom and conference call at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The purpose is to plan for precinct organization and the annual county convention. For more information, the Zoom link or conference call number, contact the chair at 252-532-1234.

Halifax ABC Board meeting

The Halifax ABC Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Roanoke Rapids ABC Store, 1520 Julian Allsbrook Highway in Roanoke Rapids.

Union Mission sale planned

LITTLETON — A $1 sale for clothing only will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 4-5, and from 10 a.m. to noon March 6 at Union Mission’s Littleton Store, 120 E. South Main St. For more information, call 252-903-1260.

Weldon BOE meeting

The Weldon City Board of Education will meet in a specially called meeting at 8:45 a.m. March 6. The meeting will take place virtually using online video conferencing, and the open session portion of the meeting will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online by following the links at weldoncityschools.org. The only item on the agenda for these meetings will be a closed session for confidential personnel matters.

Republican Party Convention

The Halifax County Republican Party Convention will be from noon to 3 p.m. March 6 at 923 Roanoke Ave. in Roanoke Rapids.

Democratic precinct meeting

The Roanoke Rapids Precinct 11 Democratic Party precinct will hold a precinct meeting by conference call at noon March 6. To join, call 425-436-6315; code: 7706479#. For more information, call Precinct Chair Jean Reaves at 252-673-6495.

Farm Bureau offering scholarship

Northampton County Farm Bureau is now offering a scholarship of $1,000 to assist a student in furthering their education at an institution of higher learning. Priority will be given, but not limited to students who are Northampton County residents or whose parents, grandparents or guardians are current Northampton County Farm Bureau members. For more information on eligibility or request a scholarship application, contact Northampton County Farm Bureau, P.O. Box 645, Jackson, NC 27845 or call 252-534-4121. Application deadline is March 26.

Medicine Drop is March 27

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Medicine Drop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 27 at Walgreens, 101 Smith Church Road in Roanoke Rapids. This is part of the Spring Take Back Initiative, and all medicine will be collected by agents of the HCSO, working together to encourage the public to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medication. Information on opiate addiction from health educators of the Halifax County Health Department will be given at the event.

Free tax preparation for seniors

JACKSON — Northampton County is offering free tax preparation services for seniors March 29. Representatives will be on site at the Northampton County Cultural and Wellness Center, 9536 N.C. Highway 305. If you are 65 or older and require tax preparation assistance, you are encouraged to use this service. For more information or to set up an appointment, call Bonnie Benthall, Wellness Facility Coordinator, at 252-534-1303, ext. 4.