Woman indicted in huge embezzlement case

District Attorney Scott Thomas Prosecutorial District 4 Carteret, Craven & Pamlico Counties Debra Annette Conway, 57, of New Bern, NC was indicted by the Pamlico County Grand Jury on October 11, 2021. She was indicted on two felony counts of Class C Embezzlement and four felony counts of Class H Embezzlement. The total amount of the funds alleged in the indictments to have been embezzled is $482,006.75. Conway was an employee of the Bay River Metropolitan Sewer District at the time of the alleged conduct which occurred from January 2013 – December 2020. Conway was served with the indictm…

*****LOST AT SEA***** Savannah Jane Grant

W/F, Age 27, DOB: 02/13/1994, 5’03”, 110 lbs., Blonde Hair (dyed purple), Brown Eyes Summary: Grant went missing in the Ocracoke Inlet between Portsmouth and Ocracoke Island on 10/09/2021. Grant was boating with two other subjects on 10/09/2021 who were rescued by the US Coast Guard and National Park Service following a capsized boat in bad weather. Grant is still presumed lost at sea and the search has since been suspended. The Sheriff’s Office has entered Grant into the national database (NCIC) as a missing person. Anyone with information is asked to notify Detective Sgt. Greg Mason, Case…

My personal experience with Mark Robinson

Young voter meets ‘rock star’ of state’s Republican Party By Drew Baker GRANTSBORO – What do you think of when the term “role model” pops into your mind? Could it be a family member, a president, or a celebrity?  When I think of the term “role model,” a man with the title of North Carolina’s 35th Lieutenant Governor floods my mind. On Oct. 8, 2021, I had the greatest privilege to attend one of Mark Robinson’s speeches at the 11th Annual Turkey Dinner of the Pamlico County Republican Party. The amount of enthusiasm, passion, and patriotism portrayed by Lt. Governor Robinson was astounding. One main…

Eastern Carolina Council, Part 8: Jockeying for Position

NEW BERN – Feeling sorry for a mega-big engineering firm – one that sports multiple offices across North Carolina and oozes with experience in negotiating contracts – is difficult. Nevertheless, a close reading of public documents — which bear the fingerprints of Eastern Carolina Council and its then fledgling law firm of Grady Quattlebaum, PLLC — conveys the distinct impression that the Wilmington office of Withers Ravenel Engineering got jerked around during the latter part of 2020. By late summer of 2020, the three entities – Withers Ravenel, Grady Quattlebaum, and East…

HIGHER UTILITY BILLS LOOM IF LAW PASSES

Current of Gulf Stream off coast of NC is a better energy solution! By Gordon Allison Jr. RALEIGH – House Bill 951, which is pending in the General Assembly, is a terrible bill and should be put out of its misery. Here are my reasons: There is a provision in the bill for demand side control. This means that in the winter when it gets really cold, the demand for electricity will shoot up and power companies like Tideland EMC will selectively shut down power to homes and businesses to keep “The Grid” from failing. Is this any way to treat the citizens of North Carolina? I think NOT! Not too lon…

Arapahoe to Celebrate 101 Years on Oct. 16

Having recently turned 90, Emily Smilor holds a full page ad, promoting the event. Smilor has lived for many years on Hwy 306 directly across from the former Belangia’s Grocery Store. Meet her and many others on the big day. Arapahoe was founded a few years after New Bern, North Carolina by settlers leaving the New Bern colony. This area was settled in 1703 on the old Indian trail from the big bend in the river heading west to Core Point. The community was called “Bethany Crossroads”. That Indian trail is still in use today but is now called North Carolina Highway 306. In 1886 Bob Hardison, after disc…

Law of Unintended Consequences! Some vaxxed become unwitting spreaders

One of the gutsiest scientists during 2021 has been an independent virologist and vaccine expert, Geert Vanden Bossche (DVM & PhD) who was formerly employed by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In early March of this year (which seems like eons ago) an alert reader sent me the doctor’s startling six-page entreaty, titled “Open letter to all authorities, scientists and experts around the world.” That was seven months ago! I remember thinking “Wow! If any of this guy’s predictions are even half-right, he will go down in history as the greatest sage ever!” In his first paragraph, Bos…

Carteret County selected for defense grant for shoreline and infrastructure protection measures on Radio Island

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Recently, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced the award of $650,000 to Carteret County to partially fund the Radio Island Shoreline & Infrastructure Protection Project. This was one of only 13 projects awarded in the National Defense Community Infrastructure Program funding opportunity. The project supports Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia, and includes the restoration of a beach and dune system to mitigate erosion problems. The Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek-Fort Story, also referred to as the Naval Amphibi…

****RUNAWAY JUVENILE**** Chandler Lefevers

W/M, Age 14, DOB 03/26/2007, 5’07”, 140 lbs, Red Hair, Brown Eyes Summary: Chandler has been reported as a runaway from his residence on Bogue Loop Rd, Newport on 10/04/2021. No current clothing description. Anyone with information is asked to notify Detective JC Hawks, Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, (252) 728-8400 or Carteret County Communications at (252) 726-1911. Chandler has been entered NCIC. Case # 21103767C.…

New ECC director charged with picking up the pieces

Editor’s note: The regional agency has been in disarray over the past two months, following the abrupt resignation of its law firm, Grady Quattlebaum; and, two days later the equally sudden dismissal of its executive director, Katie Bordeaux.  NEW BERN – The Executive Committee of the Eastern Carolina Council of Governments recently announced that it has retained Timothy J (Tim) Ware as its Interim Executive Director, effective September 13, 2021. A graduate of NC State University, Ware served as Fiscal Director and Assistant Director of the Mid-East Commission, headquartered in Wash…

Meet Gen. George Washingon!

Professional Reenactor Brian Hilton visits Saturday RIVERFRONT CONVENTION CENTER – Register now for this free event in downtown New Bern Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10am until noon. Visit johnlocke.org and click on a link. This is the launch of regular ‘time travel’ with the John Locke Foundation – as the organization embarks upon the ‘Locke History Tour of North Carolina!’ Speakers include Hilton’s realistic portrayal of General George Washington, joining us from colonial America, where our nation is a tinderbox of revolutionary sentiment, on the cusp of liberty. The event, and the entire L…

County courthouse unveils portrait of beloved attorney Claud Wheatly, Jr.

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – One of the state’s most admired and respected lawyers, Claud Roberson Wheatly, Jr., now has a permanent place in a Carteret County courtroom. A portrait of Claud Wheatly, Jr. was unveiled recently in the Carteret County Superior Courtroom where he tried countless cases over the course of his 70- year professional law career. The courtroom was filled to capacity, and the attendees reflected the respect Wheatly, Jr. earned over his career. Among those in attendance were family, friends, colleagues, judges, court staff, and elected officials from Carteret County. Whe…

Mill Creek mother charged in child abuse case

On Friday, 09/24/2021, Onslow County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Summer Lyane Stein, 26, of 150 Point Rd, Newport (in their county) following the issuance of two warrants from Carteret County. On 09/19/2021, detectives responded to Carteret Health Care in Morehead City after Stein’s 4-year-old daughter was transported from her home in Mill Creek to the hospital. The child was suffering from a severe head injury and flown to Vidant Medical in Greenville. Carteret County detectives have been investigating the case since the initial report from medical officials and have now charged the…
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