The Pamlico Rose Institute
Growing Community by Preserving History
820 Park Dr. Washington, NC, 27889

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CEO’s Ribbon Cutting Speech

Below is CEO Robert Greene Sands’ speech at the 04 November 2017 ribbon-cutting, celebrating the beginning of Rose Haven. Thank you, Reverend Tomlinson, Welcome all to our ribbon-cutting at Rose Haven, Pamlico Rose Institute for Sustainable Communities' initial pilot...

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The Revolve (Helping Others Help Yourself)

The following is a poem written by Carlise Jones Carter, read at the 04 NOV 17 Rose Haven Ribbon Cutting by the author: The Revolve (Helping Others Helps Yourself) Taking the longest way in the heart of the day But you can see a hand through uncharted land where you...

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Rose Haven Ribbon Cutting

    Saturday, November 4 marked a milestone for the Pamlico Rose Institute for Sustainable Communities.  Over 100 supporters of Rose Haven attended its ribbon cutting held at the 219 E. 3rd Street, Washington, NC project house.   CEO Robert Greene Sands provided an...

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An Evening Conversation with Holly Dunn

Update - 13 NOV 17:  Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event with Holly Dunn had to be cancelled.  We will be rescheduling her visit as soon as possible, and will be notifying the public at that time.  Thank you. =================================== On November 15...

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Thrivent Sponsors Demo Day

On August 12th, 2017, 18 (mostly senior) volunteers came together to help remove interior wall and ceiling boards from the Rose Haven house, as well as assorted (unusable construction material from the barn.  It was a very successful day, as we were able to fill two...

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Demo Days

[Authored by Robert Sands] Demolishing things seems to be hardwired into our society’s DNA.   Demolition derbies showcase wanton disregard for the driver’s car as well as the victim’s vehicle.  YouTube is filled with videos of buildings being taken down, imploding in...

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Out of the Shadows

[authored by Robert Sands]  Trees grow quickly and abundantly in Washington, NC.  Over time, if not tended and managed they sprawl and encompass all that is around.  Shrubs and the pesky vines that have giant thorns outpace trees in their growth and before you know...

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PRISC Prepares for the Future By Looking Into the Past

[authored by Chase Taylor] The more we learn about 219 E. 3rd, our future reintegration home for female Vets, the more I begin to feel like a part of its history.  We know of at least four generations that have lived in that house and the Pamlico Rose Institute for...

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Our Old House

[authored by Robert Sands]  July 1, 2017 The age of a house is not like the age of human.  It doesn’t really have comparable equivalency to another species (like dog years) either.   In fact, houses can outlive their occupants.  Old houses still standing were built...

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Work Begins

[authored by Robert Sands] For many who drive 3rd Street in Washington, NC, the old deserted two-story house - just past the Bonner Ave intersection, recessed well back from the curb with an overgrown line of hedges reaching skyward pinning it in on one side and the...

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PRISC News Archive

PRISC Papers

PRISC Media Kit

Please click on the following links to download informational sheets on PRISC, History and Bios along with information on projects and more. Files will download as PDFs.

PRISC Info Sheet (1 page)

Historical Enclave Info Sheet (1 page)

PRISC History and Bio (2 pages)

PRISC Media Kit (4 pages)

Rose Haven Info Sheet (1 page)