5th Annual Dismal Day

Join the Dismal Swamp State Park for the 5th Annual Dismal Day! Festivities will run from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and include craft vendors, food, music, cultural exhibits, live wolves, pontoon boat rides on the historic Dismal Swamp Canal, wagon rides, scavenger hunt, and much more! A 5K Fun Run/Walk will start at 9 a.m. Do not miss this annual family festival celebrating history and nature!

Event Date: Saturday, October 28th, 2017


  • Dismal Swamp State Park 2294
  • 2294 US 17 North
  • South Mills, NC 27976


If you would like to be a vendor or know someone who would, please download and fill out the Dismal Day Vendor Form. 

Volunteers are needed for many of the event's activities.

For more information call 252-771-6593 or 252-771-8333


20th Annual Aging with Gusto Extravaganza

"Down on the Farm" Edition 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Come visit us "Down on the Farm" at the NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center of NC Cooperative Extension, located at 120 Community Way in Barco right off of US 158 East -- between the Currituck Airport and Central Elementary School.

Plan to begin a fun-filled day and party until the cows come home. This regional regional advanced lifestyle conference will feature workshops, speakers, entertainment, and informative exhibits.

  • The cost for the day is only $12 per person and includes lunch.
  • Registration deadline for this event is Friday, September 22nd. Space is limited, so seats will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.

Click the link below for a registration brochure or contact the NC Cooperative Extension Office in Currituck County at 252-232-2261 for more information.

This annual conference is hosted by NC Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Science Agents in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Hertford, Pasquatank, Perquimans, and Tyrell counties. 

Director Helps Seniors "Celebrate Life"

By Anna Goodwin McCarthy
Guest columnist

Daily Advance, Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Camden County Senior Center is a “home away from home” for senior citizens, according to its director, Jasmine Wilson.

“The senior center eliminates isolation and promotes socialization,” said Wilson.

Wilson has been the Camden County Senior Center director for the last eight months. She was previously the senior center’s activities coordinator for six years.

Wilson said the best aspect of her job is helping seniors “celebrate life” and independence.

Librarian Studies Trends to Select Books, Programs

By Anna Goodwin McCarthy
Guest columnist

Daily Advance, Saturday, August 19, 2017

Librarian Krystal Lancaster helps patrons locate their favorite books in a variety of genres at the Camden County Public Library.

“I feel like one of the goals of our library is to support a love of reading and lifelong learning,” said Lancaster.

When selecting new books for the library’s collection, Lancaster analyzes data to determine what types of books have been most checked out in the past. She also evaluates the trends of books online.

“We recently added e-Audiobooks,” said Lancaster.

Notice:  South Camden Water & Sewer Rate Increases

Attention Customers

The following rate changes were approved in the 2017-2018 budget:


  • Minimum Water Charge:  $25.00
  • Bulk Water (except contracted sales):  $6.64 per 1,000 gallons

Sewer Base Fees Increased for 0-2,000 gallons:

  • Residential: $28.00
  • Commercial: $38.00
  • Apartments and Townhouses: $28.00

Click Here for the full Fee Rate Schedule