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Adam Formella

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Formella joins Currituck extension service

Adam Formella is the newest member of the  staff at N.C. Cooperative Extension in Currituck County.

Adam will be serving as Currituck’s agriculture agent. In this role, he will oversee programs related to all aspects of agriculture in Currituck County. Adam will also serve as the county’s pesticide education coordinator.

Adam, a native of Smithfield, Va., is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va. He holds a bachelor's degree in microbiology and a master’s in entomology. Adam’s graduate work focused on the ecology of the brown marmorated stink bug on vegetable farms and in wooded environments.

Cameron Lowe, County Extension Director stated, “We are very excited to have Adam serving in this role. In his very short time with our organization, he has already proven himself very knowledgeable, motivated and willing to learn. I am confident that his skill set and professionalism will be an excellent match to enhance the agriculture program here in Currituck County.”

“I am very excited to be here in Currituck County and to have the opportunity to make an impact on the community,” said Adam. “I look forward to getting out and meeting farmers and homeowners and assisting them in any way I can.”

Currituck-Dare foundation starts new fund

The Currituck-Dare Community Foundation announced the establishment of a new fund, according to Loismary Hoehne, CDCF board president.

The Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament board of directors has established the Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament Charitable Fund which supports general charitable purposes in Dare County.

“The Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament has been a part of the Outer Banks fishing community for over 35 years, said PCBT Director Heather Maxwell. “The board of directors, participants and volunteers could not think of a better way to give back than to generate these grants from our new charitable fund. We are so blessed to be part of making a difference in our community.”

The CDCF is pleased to add the Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament Charitable Fund to the local family of funds, Hoehne said.

Deltas offer education scholarship

Delta Kappa Gamma Pi Chapter is offering a $500 Educational Scholarship for a female college junior or senior majoring in education in the following counties: Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Pasquotank, Perquimans, or Tyrrell.

The applicant must have been accepted into the teacher education program at an accredited college or university. Contact: Claudia Twiford at 252-339-2827 for an application. Submission deadline is March 1, 2019.