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Posted on: March 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Pinwheel Garden to raise child abuse awareness in Carteret County

20230330 Pinwheels for Prevention

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (March 30, 2023) – As part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Carteret County Department of Social Services (DSS), Carteret Children’s Advocacy Center, and Carteret County Guardian ad Litem Program will plant a pinwheel garden on the grounds of the Carteret County Courthouse in Beaufort on April 4.

A pinwheel is the symbol of child abuse prevention and reflects childhood hope, health, and happiness. Pinwheel gardens are planted in communities throughout the nation in April in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The pinwheel garden will be planted in Beaufort on Tuesday, April 4, at 9 a.m., followed by a community walk at 9:15 a.m. Community members and businesses can show your support by planting a pinwheel at your home or place of business and send us your photos to share on our social media. Pictures can be sent to

The pinwheels will be on display through April 30, 2023.

For more information about preventing child abuse and neglect before it begins, visit Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina online at

Those needing to report suspected abuse or neglect can call DSS at 252-728-3181 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours, on weekends and holidays, call the County Communications Center at 252-726-1911.


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