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Jones County Chat - Episode 27 - Mary Ann LeRay and
Chris Henderson

On the 27th episode of Jones County Chat, Mary Ann LeRay from The Filling Station returns as our guest host as we welcome Chris Henderson, Jones County NC Clerk of Court as our special guest. Stay tuned at the end of each segment for special community announcements.

Special thanks to our sponsors Lenoir Community College, Tractor Country NC and Jones-Onslow EMC! We could not showcase our community without the help of our Jones County Commissioners - so, thank you too!


Episode 26 - Ashley Murrell
& Kyle Smith

Released 8/22/2019

On the 26th episode of Jones County Chat, Ashley Murrell from LCC returns as our guest host as we welcome Kyle Smith, Jones County Soil and Water as our special guest. Stay tuned at the end of each segment for special community announcements.

Special thanks to our sponsors Lenoir Community College, Tractor Country NC and Jones-Onslow EMC! We could not showcase our community without the help of our Jones County Commissioners - so, thank you too!

 

Episode 25 - Ashley Murrell
& Dr. Norma Sermon-Boyd

Released 8/15/2019

On the 25th episode of Jones County Chat, Jones County NC Manager Franky Howard is joined by guest host Ashley Murrell, Lenoir Community College's Continuing Education Recruiter. And they welcome Dr. Norma Sermon-Boyd, Executive Director of the Jones County Partnership for Children. Stay tuned at the end of each segment for special community announcements.

Special thanks to our sponsors Lenoir Community College, Tractor Country NC and Jones-Onslow EMC! We could not showcase our community without the help of our Jones County Commissioners - so, thank you too!

 

Episode 24 - Margaret Ross
and Lisa Stewart

Released 8/8/2019

On the 24th episode of Jones County Chat, Jones County NC Manager Franky Howard is joined by guest host Margaret Ross from North Carolina Cooperative Extension - Jones County Center and guest Lisa Stewart from LCC and Trenton EMS. Stay tuned at the end of each segment for special community announcements.

Special thanks to our sponsors Lenoir Community College, Tractor Country NC and Jones-Onslow EMC! We could not showcase our community without the help of our Jones County Commissioners - so, thank you too!


Episode 23 - Margaret Ross
and Regina Gardner

Released 8/1/2019

On this episode of Jones County Chat, Jones County NC Manager Franky Howard is joined by Margaret Ross and Regina Gardner from North Carolina Cooperative Extension - Jones County Center. Stay tuned at the end of each segment for special community announcements.

Special thanks to our sponsors Lenoir Community College, Tractor Country NC and Jones-Onslow EMC! We could not showcase our community without the help of our Jones County Commissioners - so, thank you too!


Episode 22 - Mayor Jay Bender
and Nancy Barbee

Released 7/25/2019

On this episode of Jones County Chat, Jones County NC Manager Franky Howard is joined by guest host Jay Bender, Mayor of Pollocksville. And, they welcome to the show Nancy Barbee with the Pollocksville Downtown Strong Project. Stay tuned at the end of each segment for special community announcements.

Special thanks to our sponsor Lenoir Community College and Tractor Country NC! We could not showcase our community without the help of our Jones County Commissioners - so, thank you too!


Episode 21 - Mayor Jay Bender
and Scott Murphy

Released 7/18/2019

On this episode of Jones County Chat, Jones County NC Manager Franky Howard is joined by guest host Jay Bender, Mayor of Pollocksville. And, they welcome to the show Scott Murphy, Jones County RISE Unmet Needs Committee Chairman.

Special thanks to our sponsor Lenoir Community College and Tractor Country NC! We could not showcase our community without the help of our Jones County Commissioners - so, thank you too!

If your business would like to help sponsor our July through September series of Jones County Chat, please send us an email at info@jonescountychat.com. #Episode21


Episode 20 - Dr. Otis Smallwood
& Betsy McDonald

Released 7/11/2019

Help us congratulate Dr. Otis Smallwood as he transitions into the Superintendent's role at Bertie County Schools. On his last episode of Jones County Chat, he joins County Manager Franky Howard to chat with Betsy McDonald from Habitat for Humanity of Craven County!

Special thanks to our sponsor Lenoir Community College! We could not showcase our community without the help of our Jones County Commissioners - so, thank you!

If your business would like to help sponsor our July through September series of Jones County Chat, please send us an email at info@jonescountychat.com. #Episode20


Episode 19 - Dr. Otis Smallwood
& Priscilla Dingle

Released 7/3/2019

We're pleased to welcome Priscilla Dingle, Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, and Dr. Otis Smallwood, Assistant Superintendent of Jones County Public Schools, on this week's episode.

Special thanks to our sponsor Lenoir Community College! We could not showcase our community without the help of our Jones County Commissioners - so, thank you!

If your business would like to help sponsor our July through September series of Jones County Chat, please send us an email at info@jonescountychat.com.


Episode 18 - Renee Sutton
& Samara Taft

Released 6/20/2019

We're pleased to welcome Samara Taft from NCWorks on this week's episode. Also, we welcome back Renee Barnhill Sutton from Lenoir Community College as our guest host!!! If you're looking for a career or you're a company looking to hire employees, you need to watch this episode!

Special thanks to our sponsors The Filling Station, Lenoir Community College, Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law and Tractor Country NC. We could not showcase our community without the help of our Jones County Commissioners - so, thank you!

If your business would like to help sponsor our July through September series of Jones County Chat, please send us an email at info@jonescountychat.com.


Episode 17 - Kimberly Ball
& Renee Sutton

Released 6/13/2019

We're pleased to welcome Kimberly Ball with the North Carolina Community Foundation on this week's episode. Also, we welcome back Renee Barnhill Sutton from Lenoir Community College as our guest host!!! There's lots of great information about grants and other community announcements at the end of both segments.

Special thanks to our sponsors The Filling Station, Lenoir Community College, Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law and Tractor Country NC. We could not showcase our community without the help of our Jones County Commissioners - so, thank you!

If your business would like to help sponsor our July through September series of Jones County Chat, please send us an email at info@jonescountychat.com.

 

Episode 16 - Susan Myers
and Jacob Morgan

Released 6/6/2019

On this episode of Jones County Chat we discuss some Important announcements regarding the future of broadband in Jones County NC with Susan Myers of Eastern Carolina Broadband!

Host: Franky Howard, Jones County Manager

Guest Host: Jacob Morgan, North Carolina Cooperative Extension - Jones County Center Director

We'd like to thank our sponsors Lenoir Community College, The Filling Station, Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law and Tractor Country NC. If you'd like to help sponsor episodes scheduled to air from July through September, please contact Franky Howard or send an email to info@jonescountychat.com. Special thanks to our Jones County Commissioners for making this program possible.


Episode 15 - Jacob Morgan
and Samantha Jo Bennett

Released 5/30/2019

On this episode of Jones County Chat, we welcome Samantha Jo Bennett from Jones County 4-H and Jacob Morgan from North Carolina Cooperative Extension - Jones County Center. They discuss all the great summer events for our youth and other Jones County happenings. Stay tuned for the updates and announcements at the end of each segment.

This program would not be possible without our sponsors Lenoir Community College, The Filling Station, Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law and Tractor Country NC. If you'd like to help sponsor episodes scheduled to air from July through September, please contact Jones County NC Manager Franky Howard or send an email to info@jonescountychat.com. Special thanks to our Jones County Commissioners for making this program possible.

 

Episode 14 - Ann Pike and Terry Pike

Released 5/23/2019

Hurricane season is upon us and Jones County Chat has you covered. On Episode 14 we discuss hurricane preparedness with Jones County NC Emergency Services Director Timmy Pike. We also make some important announcements regarding Promise Place, Jones County RISE, a job/help wanted announcement, Jones County 4H program, 2019 grant cycle for Jones County Community Foundation and the upcoming Voter ID seminars.

Host: Franky Howard, Jones County Manager
Guest Host: Ann Pike, Jones County Public Health Nursing Supervisor

Special thanks to our Jones County Commissioners and sponsors: Lenoir Community College, The Filling Station, Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law and Tractor Country NC!


Episode 13 - Ann Pike and Amanda Jarman

Released 5/16/2019

On this episode of Jones County Chat, we focus on the Jones County Health Department. Jones County NC Manager Franky Howard is joined by Guest Host Ann Pike and Special Guest Amanda Jarman. They discuss many updates with the health department important to our community, including the WIC program.

Special thanks to our sponsors Lenoir Community College, The Filling Station, Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law and Tractor Country NC. To watch previous episodes, submit questions, or ask to be on the show, please email us at info@jonescountychat.com.


Episode 12 - Candace Snider and Schumata Brown

Released 5/9/2019

Join Jones County NC Manager Franky Howard and Town of Maysville Manager Schumata Brown as they welcome Promise Place's Candace Snider. Candace gives some great updates and announces a few events coming up. Franky and Schumata also go over some important community information.

Special thanks to Lenoir Community College, The Filling Station, Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law, Tractor Country NC. To learn more or to see past episodes, please visit www.jonescountychat.com.


Episode 11 - Donna Hawkins and Schumata Brown

Released 5/2/2019

Please help us welcome back Maysville, North Carolina Town Manager Schumata Brown as our guest host alongside Jones County NC Manager Franky Howard. And, we're excited to have Donna Hawkins with the Jones County Arts Council on this week's episode! Lots of exciting news and announcements too.

Special thanks to our sponsors Lenoir Community College, The Filling Station, Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law, and Tractor Country NC! To learn more or to see past episodes, please visit www.jonescountychat.com.


Episode 10 - Mayor Darlene Spivey & Taffy Jones

Released 4/25/2019

Please help us welcome back Town of Trenton Mayor Darlene Oakes Spivey as our guest host. And, we're excited to have Taffy Jones, Chair of Relay for Life on this week's episode! Lots of exciting news and announcements too.

Special thanks to our sponsors Lenoir Community College, The Filling Station, Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law and Tractor Country NC! To learn more or to see past episodes, please visit www.jonescountychat.com.


Episode 9 - Mayor Darlene Spivey & Scott Murphy

Released 4/18/2019

Jones County Chat is pleased to welcome Town of Trenton Mayor Darlene Oakes Spivey as our guest host for this week. Mayor Spivey and Jones County NC Manager Franky Howard are joined by special guest Scott Murphy, Executive Director of MX Network.

Be sure to listen to the end of each segment for important community announcements. Special thanks to Lenoir Community College, The Filling Station, Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law and Tractor Country NC for help in sponsoring our program. For more information, please visit www.jonescountychat.com.


Episode 8 - Pollocksville
Mayor Jay Bender

Released 4/11/2019

Pollocksville Mayor Jay Bender is our guest on this episode of Jones County Chat with host Jones County NC Manager Franky Howard and guest host April P. Aycock - Jones County Commissioner District 3. Along with Mayor Bender's guest appearance, we also discuss some very important announcements for our community!

Special thanks to Lenoir Community College, The Filling Station, Tractor Country NC, and Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law for helping to sponsor Jones County Chat. If you have an announcement or question, please contact us via our form at www.jonescountychat.com.


Episode 7 - Diana Craft, Jones County Health Department Health Instructor

Released 4/4/2019

On this episode of Jones County Chat, Jones County NC Manager Franky Howard is joined by guest host April P. Aycock - Jones County Commissioner District 3. They chat with Jones County Health Department Health Educator Diana Craft and also discuss some very important announcements for our community, including updates to landfill fees, the upcoming Brock Mill Spring Pond Party, LCC Summer classes, and much more!!!

Special thanks to Lenoir Community College, The Filling Station, Tractor Country NC, and Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law for helping to sponsor Jones County Chat. If you have an announcement or question, please contact us via our form at www.jonescountychat.com.


Episode 6 - Dr. Otis Smallwood & Jacob Morgan

Released 3/21/2019

Join Jones County NC Manager Franky Howard and guest host Gloria Wiggins, Director of LCC Jones County, as they welcome Jones County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Otis Smallwood and North Carolina Cooperative Extension - Jones County Center Director Jacob Morgan.


Episode 5 - Video & Podcast

Released 3/7/2019

On the 5th installment of Jones County Chat, Jones County NC Manager Franky Howard is joined by Guest Host Ashley Murrell, Continuing Education Recruiter for Lenoir Community College. Together they interview Dawn Kantz about the upcoming LCC Career Fair and Donna Hawkins about Jones County Empty Bowls. Be sure to listen at the end of each segment for important announcements.


Episode 4 - Video & Podcast

Released 2/20/2019

On Jones County Chat - Episode 4 Jones County NC Manager Franky Howard is joined by guest host Charley Jones of Brock Motor Company.

Segments include:
- Mary Ann LeRay, The Filling Station.
- Joy Wynne, Jones County RISE.
- Johnny & Joletha White, Jones County Community Development Corporation

At the end of each segment please note the important announcements. Feel free to comment with your thoughts and share this video so others can be more aware of Jones County happenings. Special thanks to Lenoir Community College for helping to sponsor Jones County Chat - Engaging. Informing. Advancing.


Episode 3 - Video & Podcast

Released 2/6/2019

On the 3rd episode of Jones County Chat, Jones County Manager Franky Howard is joined by guest host Chris Henderson, Jones County's Clerk of Court. In the first segment their guest is Maj. Matthew Wineman from Jones County Sheriff's Office. In the second segment, they are joined by Carolyn Lane of Gamma Epsilon. 

At the end of each segment please note the important announcements. 

Please share this so others can be more aware of Jones County happenings. Special thanks to Lenoir Community College for helping to sponsor Jones County Chat.

For more information, please visit www.jonescountychat.com.


Episode 2 - Video and Podcast

Released 1/28/2019


Episode 1 - Video and Podcast

Released 1/10/2019

 

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Jones County launches “Jones County Chat”

As part of a recommendation of the Lenoir Community College Jones County Center Advisory Committee to enhance communication among its area citizenry, Jones County Chat was created in hopes of engaging, informing and advancing the events and happenings in Jones County.

The Jones County Commissioners agreed that more communication is healthy for the whole community. The need for more dialogue was most evident during Hurricane Florence as Jones County and its citizens were heavily impacted. Through a sponsorship with LCC, Jones County leadership is providing a series of informal talk shows with community leaders. Each episode will be approximately 30 minutes and will cover a multitude of topics affecting Jones County residents. If you’d like to submit a question or topic for consideration, please fill out the form below.

As of now, these videos will be released every other week beginning the week of January 6 through the end of March. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and share these episodes. We will also turn these episodes into podcasts for those who prefer to listen on the go.