Onslow County man faces Death by Distribution charge

On 11/29/2021, Carteret County deputies charged Anthony Joseph Reese, 32, of 145 Oyster Ln, Hubert, following the January 17, 2020 overdose death of David Shane Defeo of Carteret County. Reese was identified by detectives as having sold the heroin that caused the death of 30-year-old Defeo. Reese, who is already in custody for numerous drug charges including possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substances, trafficking methamphetamine, and probation violations, was served the “death by distribution” warrant by Wayne County deputies where Reese is curren…

Social Security benefits up a bit, as prices surge

By Rusty | Association of Mature American Citizens WASHINGTON, DC – The normal Cost of Living Adjustment (usually referred to as COLA) uses the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, known simply as the CPI-W. This index measures changes to consumer prices in several categories such as food, housing, transportation, etc., as computed monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The formula to compute COLA each year compares the average CPI-W for the third quarter of the current year to the average CPI-W for the third quarter of the previous year. If there is a suf…

Shrimp Trawing survives by razor-thin majority vote

MOREHEAD CITY –The nine-member N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission selected its preferred management options for the draft Shrimp Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 during a November 17, 18 & 19 business meeting in Emerald Isle The goal of the shrimp plan amendment is to further reduce by-catch of non-target species and minimize ecosystem impacts. During a public comment period Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, a large turnout of commercial fishing proponents (including many from Pamlico County) successfully argued AGAINST proposed regional area closures that would have…

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‘Adverse Event’ is CDC-speak for the 9,810 vaxxed dead!

Editor’s note: Mr. Brookman is a regular contributor to this newspaper. Since Day One, he has closely followed the pandemic hysteria. We trust his reporting.  By David Brookman | Guest Commentary Note: Covid mandates over the past 20 months, and related actions have violated all TEN PRINCIPLES of the 1947 Nuremberg Code, which were considered acts of treason at that time. So much for our elected and appointed officials being concerned about the welfare of the citizens they are sworn to protect. Articles regarding the actual biological actions in our bodies and dangerous side effects – when…

Hundreds protest hospital’s vaccine mandate

(Click on images to enlarge) NEW BERN –  The polite, well-behaved group braved a cold, blustery morning on Tuesday,  almost all waving signs chastising Carolina East Medical Center for knuckling under to a federal mandate, despite the controversial decree now being stymied in a federal appeals court.  Protesters gathered on both sides of the road right-of-way, receiving many honks of support from passing motorists.  Healthcare workers recently received notices that vaccinations are no longer optional. Now the official hospital policy is simply – GET THE SHOT. Those employees who ref…

Carolina East Healthcare workers must get the jab, or resign, or be fired

There is more tyranny afoot, and our help is needed. The Healthcare workers at Carolina East Health Medical Center in New Bern have been told they must get the jab, or resign, or be fired. If they resign, they will be paid for leave they haven’t yet taken. If they refuse and Carolina East fires them, they won’t be paid for leave they haven’t taken. Talk about being “between a rock and a hard place!” Does anyone know whether they give up their right to sue the hospital if they resign? This is an outrageous suppression of personal freedom. CCTA’s Chairman, Rick…

UPDATE TO LOW PRESSURE ADVISORY ISSUED 11-22-2021 for the MILLPOND SERVICE AREA

If you are a Pamlico County Water Department customer affected by the above listed Low Pressure Advisory and need bottled water, bottled water can be picked up from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on November 22, 2021 at the Pamlico County Public Services Office (old Bayboro Town Hall) located at 208 North Street in Bayboro, NC. Water is available 1st come 1st serve only as supplies last. If you are shut in or do not have transportation, contact the Pamlico County Water Department at 252-745-5453 to arrange for someone to drop off.…

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Vaccine About Control, Not Health

By David Brookman | Guest Commentary Editor’s note: Since March 2020, when pandemic precautions were first launched in this area, many readers have sent this newspaper warnings and dire predictions about how restrictions might evolve. None have been more prescient than Mr. Brookman, who is the author of this three-part series.  Does anyone really care about your long-term welfare? Do you think our governments are altruistic and have only your best interest at heart with all the laws, policies and regulations that are constantly implemented?  After many months of government-imposed C…

Mission Very Possible!

AURORA – Back in October, Chuck Bonner’s vision for Christmas in the Town of Aurora seemed more like the old song, ‘Dream The Impossible Dream.’  Bonner is the Director of Public Works for the town. He operates from a small brick office at the base of the town’s only water tower. His dream? Use the massive structure as the backbone of a huge Christmas Tree simulation for 2021. The town’s elected officials had given their OK for the daunting task, but had decreed that no taxpayer monies should go toward the project. Bonner’s back-of-the-envelope calculations yielded a figure of $6,000 that would…

Pamlico Community College does it again!

Trophy cabinet busting at seams GRANTSBORO – Pamlico Community College (PCC) during the past three years has become a leader among all community colleges in the nation in rankings for excellence. PCC recently received another distinctive honor – an addition to its growing list of awards.  BestValueSchools.org, a Utah-based education website, ranked PCC as North Carolina’s best community college. PCC is now ranked No. 1 on a list titled “Top 15 Best Community Colleges in North Carolina for 2021.”  PCC has this past academic year earned the extraordinary ranking by WalletHub as America’…

BUILD JOHN’S BOAT BACK | Trawler sinks. Man rescued by Coast Guard.

By Kenny Heath JONES BAY – John Cullember has had a tuff life. After years of struggling, he finally put enough money together to buy a small commercial fishing boat so he could try and make a living. With all his money tied up into buying, repairing and outfitting this boat, a tragedy happened on Tuesday, Nov. 2. He picked the boat up from having the hull repaired, and was driving it back down the Pungo River and started taking on water. There was enough water coming in that the bilge pump couldn’t keep up. His phone was on 4 percent battery. Almost dark, he managed to get thru to the Coast Guard. H…

Gloucester man faces statutory rape charge

On 11/05/2021, Carteret County deputies arrested Braxton George Goodwin Jr, 45, of 212 McKae Dr, Gloucester following a reported indecent liberty with a 13-year-old juvenile. Following a one-month investigation detectives learned the alleged incidents occurred between 2019 and 2020. Goodwin was charged with one felony count of “Statutory Rape of a Child less than 15 years of age” and has already had his first court appearance. He remains in the Carteret County Jail under a $200,000.00 bond.…

Massive closures loom | Shrimp Fleet in jeopardy

By Easton Edwards & Jeff Aydelette EMERALD ISLE – The culprit is Amendment 2 to North Carolina’s Shrimp Fishery Management Plan, which contains proposed closures to areas now worked by the state’s shrimp fleet. The nine-member Marine Fisheries Commission meets Nov. 17, 18, & 19 at the Islander Motel to consider the measure. These changes, if approved by a majority vote of the board, will close the: ENTIRE WESTERN SIDE OF PAMLICO SOUND, INCLUDING NEUSE RIVER, BAY RIVER, PAMLICO RIVER, WEST BAY, TURNAGAIN BAY, ADAMS CREEK AND ALL TRIBUTARIES LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE AFOREMENTIONED A…
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