News & Media

Welcome to the Inner Banks STEM Center news room! As you’ll notice, many of the articles below are about the Beaufort County Police Activities League or BCPAL. This is the former name of the Inner Banks STEM Center. You’ll find many of the same names and faces involved with the program today.

IBX Stem Center offers Summer Drone Program

Amazing things are happening at the IBX Stem center, even with the COVID-19 precautions. Check out the latest story about our Summer Drone Program!

BC PAL Offers Summer Science and Technology Camp

By the Beaufort County Police Activities League | Washington Daily News The Beaufort County Police Activities League (BC PAL) will offer a four-week day camp focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The camp will begin on June 13. The day camp will be held weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at […]

Controlled demolition to remove VOA towers

Vail Stewart Rumley | Washington Daily News Demolition of the radio towers at the Voice of America transmitter station on Cherry Run Road in Washington started this week, according to Beaufort County Emergency Management. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has enlisted the services of an international company Controlled Demolition to take down towers and structures at […]

‘Coastie’ to Make Appearance at Celebrity Basketball Game

By Beaufort County Police Activities League | Washington Daily News The Beaufort County Police Activities League (BCPAL) welcomes back the famous Harlem Ambassadors for a comedic basketball competition with first responders on March 19. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Southside High School gym. Fans are invited to come out early […]

STEM Go Karts On The Go

Vail Stewart Rumley | Washington Daily News VRRROOOM: Children from the Beaufort County Boys & Girls Club in Washington got the opportunity to drive go-karts during an afterschool outing. Washington police blocked off Manuel and Pontiac drives in Washington, with Lt. William Chrismon giving the go-kart motorcade a police escort around the block. The event […]

Giving Tradition

What’s come to be a Washington tradition of giving has expanded to reach more children during the holiday season.


The program exposed area students to aviation and other aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.

Police Activities League Forges Visionary Outreach Programs

Al Powell | Washington Daily News The Beaufort County Police Activities League (BC PAL) was formed in June 2012 with two specific objectives in mind: (1) demonstrate to youth the importance of a STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math), staying healthy and out of trouble by exposing them to aviation and boating projects, and […]

BCPAL Sponsors High School Students in ACE Aviation Program

As part of a first-time collaboration, the Beaufort County Police Activities League (BC PAL) will pay for 10 Beaufort County high-school students to attend a one-week aviation “ACE” Academy conducted by Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), Elizabeth City.

PAL initiates safety plan

Jonathan Rowe | Washington Daily News   As part of a proactive “safe-community, safe–youth” program by the Beaufort County Police Activities League, PAL President Al Powell met with the Mid-East Housing Authority Board of Commissioners on Thursday and gave a presentation providing a real-world explanation as to why a facility should prepare an all-hazards emergency response […]