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The following is the first of a series of pictures and comments of transportation departments from around the great state of NC. Our state is fortunate to have many unsung heroes dedicated to transporting the students safely to and from school. If you would like to spotlight your operation on “The Stop Sign” please submit an article from your garage for future postings. Contact Randy Henson for more information.

“The Stop Sign”

By Bernard Norman, DMV, DEPS


Pamlico County Transportation Department

The first “modern” school bus in the state operated in Pamlico County in 1917

The Pamlico Co. School Bus Garage is located in Bayboro, NC. This garage (built 1995) is operated by a Transportation Director, TIMS Clerk, Mechanic I & Mechanic II. Pamlico Co. Public Schools operates 24 Yellow School Buses and 7 Activity Buses. The annual operating budget is approximately $450K All buses have cameras. Three aSeen here are Pamlico County’s Activity equipped with stop arm cameras.

Clem Harper (Transportation Director) looking at his supply inventory. Clem is a Huge Duke Blue Devils fan.
Seen here are Pamlico County’s Activity Buses.

Doug Spain (Mechanic I) fueling up Bus 138.
Harry Brooks (Mechanic II) performs a service

From L-R; Bunny Schramm (DEPS); Doug Spain (Mechanic I);
Clem Harper (Transportation Director);
Harry Brooks (Mechanic II) not pictured Annie Fulwood (TIMS).

Pictured here the Past meets the Future. 1973 (Retired) Ford wrecker with only a little over 12,000 miles and original rear tires and the 2010 replacement International.

Pamlico County Public Schools Transportation on the rise.












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