PRESS RELEASE: Lt. Governor Forest Files Lawsuit Against Gov. Cooper

Raleigh, N.C. –  Today, Lt. Governor Dan Forest filed suit against Gov. Roy Cooper in Wake County Superior Court. The entire lawsuit can be viewed here.…

Lt. Governor Forest’s Statement on Filing Suit Against Gov. Roy Cooper

PRESS RELEASE: Lt. Governor Forest’s Statement on Filing Suit Against Gov. Roy Cooper’s Continued Unlawful Executive Orders Raleigh, N.C. – Opening statement from Lt. Governor Dan Forest’s press conference this morning: “This week, in my capacity as Lieutenant Governor and a member of the Council of State, I am filing a lawsuit against Governor Roy Cooper challenging the executive orders related to Covid-19 and the process by which they were implemented. This is the only option left on the table as all others have been exhausted. This lawsuit is not interested…

Morehead City man charged with Attempted Murder

On 06/29/2020 Carteret County deputies arrested Mitchell Leroy McIver, 27, of 1200 N. 20th Street, Morehead City following a shooting incident that occurred on Hibbs Road in Newport. Deputies were called to the residence just after 4:00pm on Sunday after a subject reportedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend. McIver is accused to telling the 47-year-old victim that he was going to kill her and followed up by firing fourteen rounds from of a semi-automatic handgun into her home. Detective J. Henderson, who is investigating the case, reported that five rounds struck the residence in the…

Pamlico County identifies Nineteenth (19th) COVID-19 CASE

Pamlico County identifies Nineteenth (19th) COVID-19 CASE Pamlico County Health Department has received notification of a positive COVID-19 test from a patient that was tested on June 23rd, 2020 and who has remained isolated and quarantined since the test date Active Cases: 4 Recovered: 15 Total: 19 Cases: #1- #15 Recovered Cases: #16- #19 Still Under Investigation…

Pamlico County Missing Person update – body found in Craven County

On Friday June 26, 2020 the body of Rayna Elizabeth Novash was discovered in a wooded area in northern Craven County. The manner and cause of death are currently under investigation and the case is being treated as a homicide. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the Craven County Sheriff’s Office, and the Jones County Sheriff’s Office are all working the joint investigation. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office at 252-745-3101…

Wearing a mask while carrying a concealed handgun with a valid concealed handgun permit

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – There have been many questions from a number of Carteret County Concealed Carry Permit holders asking if they will be arrested for wearing a mask/facial covering while lawfully carrying a concealed handgun in public during the COVID-19 pandemic. NC Law has added an addendum under NCGS 14-12.11(a)(6) that makes lawful any person to wear a mask for the purpose of ensuring the physical health or safety of the wearer or others. Concealed Carry Permittees may wear a mask/facial covering for this purpose while continuing to lawfully carry a concealed handgun. Permit holder…

Sheriff Asa Buck’s statement regarding enforcement of Executive Order No. 147. (Face Coverings)

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – There is no provision to charge a person for simply failing to wear a face covering in public. The areas of enforcement only pertain to businesses, certain government and transportation settings. Citations under this order would be issued only to businesses or organizations that fail to enforce the face covering requirement. Law enforcement personnel are not authorized to enforce the requirement against individual workers, customers or patrons. However, if a business does not allow entry to a customer or patron because that person refuses to wear a face covering, a…

Pamlico County identifies Eighteenth (18th) COVID-19 CASE

  Pamlico County identifies Eighteenth (18th) COVID-19 CASE Pamlico County Health Department has received notification of a positive COVID-19 test from a patient that was tested on June 24th, 2020 and who has remained isolated and quarantined since the test date. Health Officials were also able to clear a COVID patient who has met all requirements to be removed from quarantine. Active Cases: 3 Recovered: 15 Total: 18 Cases: #1- #15 Recovered Cases: #16- #18 Still Under Investigation…

Lt. Governor Forest suing Gov. Cooper administration for violating the Emergency Management Act

PRESS RELEASE: Lt. Governor Forest Plans Legal Action to Uphold the Rule of Law Under the Emergency Management Act “Today, I notified Governor Cooper that, as a member of the Council of State, I will be suing his administration for violating the Emergency Management Act. The Governor has repeatedly ignored the law, enacting mandates that selectively target the businesses and citizens of North Carolina without concurrence from a majority of the Council of State. Before I officially file my suit, the Governor is required by law to approve the use of independent legal counsel. State ag…

Face Mask Mandate Continues Cooper’s War On Small Businesses

June 24, 2020 For Immediate Release Raleigh NC- Governor Roy Cooper continues his war on North Carolina families and small businesses with the implementation mechanism of his face mask order. Cooper’s executive order holds businesses responsible for enforcing his laws while letting individuals off the hook. During the riots and looting, Cooper passed the buck and hid in his mansion while mayors quelled the violence. His only adventure outside of his basement was to march with the protestors without a mask. Instead of holding individuals responsible for their own actions, Cooper draf…

‘Operation One by One’ kicks off with 39 arrests

  CARTERET COUNTY – Narcotics detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and Morehead City Police Department have arrested 39 suspects in a major Carteret County drug roundup following a year- long undercover investigation. The roundup, called “Operation One by One”, targets drug dealers in and around Carteret County engaged in the distribution of various controlled substances including heroin, methamphetamine, prescription medication, cocaine and marijuana. Over the course of the next few months, detectives anticipate charging and arresting close to 100 suspe…

World War II monument defaced in Charlotte cemetery

Vandals spray-painted a large WWII monument at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. “Trump was right,” said one volunteer involved with the clean up. “If we allow this to continue, they won’t stop with just Confederate memorials.”…

Polio in 1950s parallels pandemic of 2020

By Gordon Allison, Jr. | Technical Engineer You may not remember the 1952 polio epidemic, but I do. It reminds me of the current Covid-19 pandemic. Polio struck in the summers and it affected different parts of the country one year and then not the next. People were very afraid – EVEN MORE SO THAN NOW! Some people contracted polio, but never had any signs of it. There were two basic types of polio. One was cervical spine and the other was brain stem (Bulbar polio). Bulbar was the worst! It paralyzed the diaphragm, preventing the lungs from functioning, usually killing the patient unless they were on…

INFORMATION NEEDED PERTAINING TO A MISSING PERSON

Rayna Elizabeth NOVASH was reported missing on Sunday June 21, 2020. NOVASH has not contacted her family or friends since Thursday, June 18th, 2020. NOVASH is described as a white female, 21 years of age, 6’ 0” tall and approximately 130 pounds with hazel eyes and red hair. If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of NOVASH please contact the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office at (252)745-3101.…
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