From December 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018, there is a peak season fee of $4 per soil testing sample by the Agronomic Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service. For more information about soil testing or having your soil tested, please click on the following link.

NC Soil Sample Peak Season Testing and Fee Information

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

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.

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Community Rating System (CRS)

Camden County residences to see a 15% reduction in their flood insurance premiums as part of the County's participation in the NFIP Community Rating System and receiving a CRS class 7 rating.

For Camden County citizens with NFIP flood insurance policies issued or renewed on or after May 1, 2017, will see a 15% discount in the premium cost of flood insurance as part of Camden's participation in the Community Rating System.

NFIP Preferred Risk policies applicable in zone X issued or renewed on or after May 1, 2017 will see a 5% discount in their premium cost.