Debra Torrence (left) is pictured with Virginia Finnerty, Arts of the Pamlico chair.  Virginia, on behalf of the board, presented Debra with a painting that depicts the Turnage Theatre on Main St.

“The Historic Turnage Theatre is the centerpiece of the arts community in Washington, which is a hub for the arts in eastern North Carolina,” said Debra Torrence

The arts in our community continue to attract interest and are contributing to our local economy.  Read a recent article from WRAL

Five years ago, an arts council comprised of board members committed to re-energizing the local arts activity and taking the Turnage Theatre to the next level, hired Debra Torrence and tasked her with bringing the theatre and arts back to life.

We all know she certainly did that and more!  Working with Debra in various capacities through those years, I’ll gladly admit that it was often a challenge keeping pace with her energetic approach.

I’d like to think that Debra and I made a good team and that I was able to provide support for her many creative endeavors.

Having accomplished so much here in Washington, Debra will be moving on to the next phase of her career.  She leaves her mark on Arts of the Pamlico and our community.

Thank you, Debra.

– Roland Wyman

Roland Wyman is a retired businessman and marketing consultant.

His company, IBXonline LLC, , provides a variety of web related services.


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