Old North State Detectorists Club

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Member Spotlight! Bill Bookout

One of our members, Bill Bookout, was recently profiled by William Purkey in his bi-monthly column in Western & Eastern Treasures!  Thanks to William for the shout out to our club and for sharing Bill's story.  In addition, we received a very kind letter from local shop owner Jerry Barbee regarding the article as well.

Bill's article from Western & Eastern Treasures, February 2018:


A note from Jerry Barbee, proprietor of Barbee Metal Detectors:

I am a subscriber to Western & Eastern Treasure magazine.  I look forward to receiving it each month and especially my latest issue which contained the article about Bill Bookout by William Purkey. I’ve known  Bill for years and I enjoyed the article so much that I’m keeping the magazine in a special place to show my customers .  To me Bill is as likeable, kind and friendly person as I’ve ever met and I’m proud to inform people that I know him personally, as well as William Purkey. I am continuing to give the club cards to my customers in hopes that membership will continue to increase.

I thank the club for educating the public on the art of metal detecting and the Code Of Ethics which should be used in order to keep metal detecting solvent.

Jerry Barbee

Thanks to Jerry for such kind words and all his support over the years for the club.  We hope your customers will join us too!

February 2018

Hello all! 

Our next meeting will take place on February 24th, 2018 at the Mendenhall Plantation in Jamestown, NC, starting at 9 AM.

Our own Robert Underwood will be speaking about adding wireless headphone functionality to your detector.


Welcome to 2018!

A new year means new meetings!  Please plan to come to our first meeting of 2018 on January 27, 2018 at 9 AM at the Mendenhall Plantation in Jamestown, NC.

Membership dues for 2018 will be due at this meeting. 
Elections will be held for 2018 offices. 

We hope to see you there!

End of 2017 - October Meeting Finds & Holiday Event

Our last official meeting of 2017 was well attended and brought many interesting finds, along with additional finds shared at our holiday party in December 2017. 

Please see the photos below of our members and some of the submitted finds for best finds:





Fall Meeting Plans - Auction Success!

Hello all and thank you for your turn out at our last meeting September 30th.  Lots of great items up for auction and lots of support for our club! Everyone’s generosity and sense of fun is greatly appreciated.  Thank you also to those who brought their own or extra chairs to ensure everyone had a place to sit.  We are always open to considering new meeting locations but as we’ve discussed we have not found a better location than the Mendenhall Plantation.  As preservers of history, we get to help support the Plantation and they in turn support our efforts as well. I hope other clubs have the opportunity to meet in a historic location as we do!

Due to multiple factors in the fall, our schedule will be changing slightly.  Our last regular meeting until January will be October 28th, 2017, at 9 AM.   We will have a special speaker about arrowheads, one of the many types of items you can come across while detecting in the area.  

In November, you can come out to the Persimmon Festival in Colfax, where club members will be there to share our love of metal detecting and give you a chance to try it for yourself!  We’ll share some interesting finds and answer any questions you have about the hobby or our club.  See more about the festival herehttp://colfaxpersimmonfest.com/

There will be no regular club meeting in November or December.  We will have our annual holiday meeting on a Saturday in early December, date is to be determined at this time.  All current members in good standing (dues paid) are welcome to join us for breakfast, paid for by the club.  More details as they are available, it is a great time and usually a small gift exchange is part of the fun.

We hope to see you at our October meeting or out and about at the Persimmon Festival!  

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