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Town of Aurora
Taken from Facebook Post

We are excited to announce that the Golden LEAF Foundation has awarded a $225,000 flood mitigation recovery grant to the Town of Aurora for our Drainage Ditch and Tributary Maintenance and Easement Plan.
Our sincerest thanks to Golden Leaf for this incredible award that is yet another step forward in our revitalization efforts.


Golden LEAF Foundation taken from above article
  • $225,000 to the Town of Aurora to create a maintenance plan and schedule for all the ditches and tributaries within the town’s jurisdiction, in an effort to mitigate areas of frequent flooding during heavy rainfall events.
Another Accolade for Aurora Fossil Museum, taken from Facebook post
For a second year in a row, the Aurora Fossil Museum has earned a spot on the Great Nonprofits Top Rated List! Our community has shared their inspiring stories about our work, and this will help us make an even bigger impact in our community. We appreciate all of your contributions! 

Click here to read inspiring stories about us and add your own:

Congratulations to the staff of Aurora Fossil Museum!!!

Volunteers/Friends of the Aurora History Museum
It's been a while since we've put some volunteer work into our little museum on Fifth Street. Working on access to the building for Wednesday, August 10 to do some clean-out work inside the museum building. If we are approved,  I would solicit any help you may want to offer. Our goal is to clean the walls, ceiling and floor in anticipation of making it accessible to visit (as an empty historic building) during the October 22-23 Fish and Farm Festival.

Remember, volunteering requires a waiver statement signed for the town. Waivers will be provided Wednesday. 

I think some power spraying and scrubbing would make it a bit more presentable. We are still waiting on the notification of an NCPC grant we submitted for $2000 to help buy paint and supplies in the future inside refurbishment. 

Let me know if you can help. I am sensitive that most folks work, and may not be able to support mid-week. I would take any help you could offer. Think short ladders, some power sprayers and scrub brooms to knock down the big stuff.


Hunter Safety Course
A hunter safety course is being held at the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, August 13. The class will be held from 9 AM to 4 PM. This course meets the hunter education requirement for all first-time hunting license buyers in North Carolina. Certification is accepted in every state and province in North America.

Please bring pen/pencil. Lunch will be provided. Facemasks must be worn throughout the course.

Please click the link/copy/paste to register-

Humane Society of Beaufort County
We are looking for some new volunteers to help with one of our big fundraiser, an auction which is held at the Civic Center in Washington. A meeting for this event is going to be held Tuesday, August 16 at 6 PM in the conference room at Pamlico Animal Hospital, 3005 John Small Avenue, Washington. If you are interested in attending and would like to catch a ride, respond to this email.  Will leave the Aurora area at 5. 

If you have any items you would like to donate for this fundraiser, please respond to this email. 

Click/copy/paste the link to learn about the voucher program which is instrumental in decreasing the population of unwanted kittens in our area.

FREE Health Screening Thursday, August 18, 10 AM - 2 PM
At the Venue on Main Street, sponsored by the Aurora/Richland Chamber of Commerce

1st Annual Southside Back to School Bash!!
Hosted by S. W. Snowden Elementary, Chocowinity Primary, Chocowinity Middle and Southside High School, Look for more info to come!

Aurora Night Out Coming Together! Great time for all!!
Free event for all! Richland Township Night Out on September 10 is a way to thank law enforcement and other first responders who serve our community. Mark you calendar and join us!

Aurora Community Watch is doing a 50/50 drawing for Aurora Night Out. One ticket for $1 or six tickets for $5. If you would like some tickets. please contact Laura Jordan, 252-634-7600.

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office and Crime Stoppers are going to handing out school supplies at Aurora Night Out!   Thank you so much for your generosity. 

Community Health Fair
Saturday, September 17, 10 AM -2 PM
Sponsored by Vidant Family, Aurora Rescue Squad, Inc, St Peter Baptist Church Ministries, Dublin Grove Original FWB

Richland Seniors Christmas Party
The Richland Seniors Club is planning their annual and well attended Christmas party. be prepared for another great event  of entertainment, finger foods and no telling who may show up!  It will be held Saturday, December 3 at the Aurora Community Center. Seniors, 55+, from  surrounding areas are invited. More information forth coming! Mark your calendar!

Aurora Public Service Announcement 
taken from Aurora Richland Township Chamber of Commerce, NC Facebook post
The property between "The Chamber" (468 Main Street) and formerly SUGS or Mr. Archie Branltey's Hardware is private property. Please contact Ms. Sherri Hollister at 252-229-209 to request use of the property so conflicts won't arise. Shared use is good but must still be coordinated with Sherri. Thank you for your cooperation regarding this request. 

From Our State Magazine, Celebrating North Carolina
Pearls of the Coastal Plain: 14 Towns Before the Shore 

And Aurora is one of the 14!!!
These towns are buoyed by their proximity to water — river, sound, bay — yet they’re far enough from the ocean that you won’t find sand in your shoes. Here, 14 quirky places claim their fame in boats and bears, local characters and history.

Click the link/copy/paste to enjoy the article.

Second Round, You Asked For It, You Got It!
Hometown Heroes Deadline Approaching

Second round of  Hometown Heroes is coming up. Honor your fries and family members with a display of the a hometown hero banner that will grace our streets so everyone can appreciate their service to our country. 

The Partnership for Aurora-Richland Township Progress is launching round two of our Hometown Heroes banner campaign for service members, veterans and first responders. There has been significant community interest in expanding, and we will be hanging them throughout downtown Aurora in time for Veterans Day. Deadline for orders is August 31st. Cost remains the same at $130 each, which includes the hardware necessary to hang them.

Attached is the flyer and order form or the order form may  be found at

Aurora Fish and Farm Festival
All info below lifted off Facebook postings-
Aurora Fish and Farm Festival is a two-day event to be held in Aurora North Carolina, October 22-23, 2022. This event is being held to celebrate the area's ties to agriculture and our waterfront. This event will feature activities for the entire family.

The Aurora Fish and Farm Festival Committee is currently recruiting vendors for our first annual Aurora Fish and Farm Festival to be held on October 22-23, 2022.
We are seeking the following vendors:
Food and Beverage
Arts/Crafts and or other relative Merchandise Vendors
Fishing or Farming Educational Information
Fishing or Farming Equipment for Display/Exhibit
Vendor Fees are as follows:
$30 fee for all Vendors selling Items
$35 fee for Political Entities
No fee for all Non-Profits/Educational Organizations
Contact Connie Bennett or 336-260-1917 to apply and reserve your spot today!

The newest fun Festival that has been added to Aurora's list of annual activities is
There are several industries that have sustained this area through many, many years- Farming and Fishing. It was decided to create a celebration of thanks and one to serve as a reminder to us. LIKE AND FOLLOW THIS PAGE, PLEASE. As details about the event are firmed, the page will be updated.
Sharon Holland and her Team are leading this effort to build a super fall time fun event for the Community. We live in such a rich area and certainly take most of it for granted. Let's celebrate!
Please visit, like and share their Facebook page-

August 9, Tuesday
3:00 PM Movie Matinee at the Library
5:30 PM T Ball

August 10, Wednesday
Clean Up- Aurora History Museum

August 11, Thursday
10:00 AM - Noon Food Distribution, Mallard Creek Apartments
6:30 PM Aurora Community Watch Meeting

August 13, Saturday
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Hunter Safety Course, AVFD

August 16, Tuesday
6:00 PM  Humane Society of Beaufort County Meeting, Pamlico Animal Hospital

August 17, Wednesday
6:30 PM Aurora Lions Club

August 18, Thursday
10:00AM -3:00 PM Free Health Screening, 468 Main Street
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1st Annual Back to School Bash, Chocowinity Rec Complex

August 20, Saturday
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Food Distribution, Snowden School
3:00 Pm Aurora Woman's Club Meeting, Town Library

August 23, Tuesday
6:30 PM ALC Resources/Grants Committee Meeting

August 25. Thursday
10:00 AM - Noon Food Distribution, New Growth Unlimited, Peedtown Road
6:30 PM Aurora Community Watch

Wednesday, August 31
Deadline for Hometown Heroes, Round 2

September 10, Saturday, 5 PM - 9 PM
Aurora Night Out

Sponsored by Aurora Community Watch

September 13, Tuesday
6:30 PM ALC Real Estate Development Committee

September 17, Saturday
10: AM -2:00 PM FREE Community Health Fair, Snowden

October 13, Thursday
6:00 PM ALC Community Annual Update/Awards, open to all committees and to the public

October 22-23, Saturday and Sunday
Aurora Fish and Farm Festival Community 

October 25, Tuesday

6:30 PM Civic Organization Committee

November 8, Tuesday
3:30 PM Education Development Committee

November 20, Sunday
1:30 Faith-based Committee

November 29, Tuesday
Economic Development Committee

December 3, Saturday
Richland Senior Christmas Party

December 13, Tuesday
6:30 PM Government Relations Committee

If you know of other active Facebook links for our community, please respond with the link.

ABC's of Birding- Aurora

Aurora Body Shop

Aurora Community Watch

Aurora Fossil Museum

Aurora High School Classmates Memorial- Aurora, NC

Aurora Industrial Supplies, Inc.,

Aurora Lion's Club

Aurora Volunteer Fire Department

Aurora Volunteer Fire Department Weather Link

Aurora Woman's Club

Blue Crab Boutique

Bright Futures Beaufort County

Carryout by Chrislyn

Frank & Shirley's Restaurant

Hazel W. Guilford Library

Paws and Love

People for a Better Aurora/Richland Township

Potter Oil and Tire Company

River House and Home Company

Snowden Elementary School

Southside High School

St. Peter Baptist Church Ministries

Thompson Hardware Store

Town of Aurora, NC

The Venue at the Chamber

Wayside Restaurant

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