CARTERET COUNTY, NC – As part of National Child
Abuse Prevention Month, Carteret County Department of
Social Services, 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 14.
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
The pinwheel garden will be planted in Beaufort on Thursday, April 14, at 11 a.m., followed by a community
walk at 11:15 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
For more information about preventing child abuse and neglect before it begins, visit Prevent Child Abuse
North Carolina online at preventchildabusenc.org.
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