Starting Monday, October 2, 2017, the Camden Sheriff's Office will be accepting The Sheriff's Charitable Foundation Needy Family Christmas Applications. Deadline for submission is Friday, December 1, 2017. Please see application for guidelines and requirements. Any questions please call the Camden Sheriff's Office at 252-338-5046.

Please click the link below to download application:

The Salvation Army will be taking 2017 Christmas Applications, October 23rd - October 25th, from 9:00am - 11:30am & 1:00pm - 3:00pm at 906 4th Street, Elizabeth City, NC (The Salvation Army Worship Center location).

Please download the following link for information on the necessary paperwork to bring.

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.

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


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.